Middle School students are closely supervised by a combination of homebase teachers, grade-level coordinators, and student deans for each grade. In the 6th grade, students are assigned to a homebase teacher who meets with them several times a week.
In addition, each student in the homebase group is assigned to the same four teachers for mathematics, history, science, and English. This allows for meetings and coordination to take place between those disciplines and provides a way for the teams of teachers to meet and discuss the students they share. In the 7th and 8th grades, the students meet with their homebase teacher a few times a week as part of the advisory program. They have their own individualized schedules but meet up with classmates at lunch and grade-level meetings.
A couple of days a week, the entire Middle School opens its day together in an all-Middle School meeting, which takes place in the Jeslo Harris Theater. These meetings are one of the cornerstones of the Middle School division and are designed to bring the community of the Middle School together in a unified and cohesive manner. During these meetings, announcements are made, birthdays and other milestones and successes of the students and faculty are celebrated, and students and faculty share interests about which they are passionate—both in and out of school—as a way to promote a strong values education program.