Change is the biggest constant in the time between fifth and ninth grade and our Middle School is designed to help students (and parents) through the process of discovery and growth. Our size (between forty and fifty-five per grade level) ensures that we are large enough to give students a wide range of opportunities to explore yet small enough to give each student the individualized attention he or she needs to maximize potential. Each grade level‘s structure is designed to provide developmentally appropriate support and challenge.
Sixth graders are welcomed to the Hampton Campus with a conscious effort from the faculty to help our sixth graders adjust to campus life with the “big kids.” Seventh graders receive increasing levels of freedom and responsibility and in the eighth grade preparation for the Upper School is completed. Eight graders are given the opportunity to explore our most challenging courses through application to our Lyceum program, honors level coursework preparing students for our more demanding coursework in the Upper School.
The process of discovery for middle school students is supported by a wide array of course offerings in academics and the arts. In addition, middle school students can participate in thirteen sports as well as club and extracurricular offerings ranging from drama to dance to student government to community service. Middle school trips and activities are designed to develop leadership and confidence in all students.
At the Middle School at All Saints’ we work hard to make sure all students are prepared for the challenges that await them in their future academic careers. At the same time, we believe the process of growth and development is best supported by a Middle School environment that is safe and fun. In this supportive environment students are encouraged to take risks and, in the process, discover they are capable of great things. Finally, as concerned educators we also want our middle school students to be “good kids” and our advisory program, chapel, community service, and honor council are but a few of the avenues we use to reinforce the values of leading a life of care and respect for oneself and others.
Head of Middle and Upper School