In humanities classes, students develop critical thinking and communication skills while collaborating on challenging projects. They learn about New York City by touring neighborhoods and reconstructing the city skyline in sixth grade history. They become U.S. senators and Supreme Court justices as they study the branches of the American government in seventh grade. They expand their understanding of their global community by studying ancient cultures in eighth grade. Middle Schoolers have a choice of languages: Chinese, French, Spanish, or Latin. They may travel on exchange trips to France or Spain. They may join service-learning excursions to Alabama, New Orleans, Hawaii, and Christchurch, New Zealand.