The Saint George’s Middle School Difference
The middle school program at Saint George’s is designed to give your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade child the encouragement and support to develop themselves as scholars, athletes, and artists.
Our major goals are to build a foundation of skills, knowledge, and principles that foster success in the Upper School and beyond. Our program is a natural progression from the “Habits of Success” cultivated in the SGS Lower School.
While our accelerated math curriculum, developed in-house and unique to SGS, may be the most widely recognized, it is but one facet of a multi-layered program focusing on inquiry, problem solving, reflection, and integration. In short, we aspire for your child to be able to think and communicate ethically and effectively.
The structure of each grade level is designed to provide a natural and developmentally appropriate transition from the Lower School to the Middle School, and from the Middle School to the Upper School.
At the center of our program, our teachers and advisors guide, support, and encourage your child through each step. In 6th grade, your child will find a team of teachers working with them to master the novelties of their own lockers and switching classes each period. Continuing through the 7th and 8th grades, advisors introduce and reinforce organizational and study strategies to develop executive functioning skills for your child to hone throughout their lives.
Middle school is the right time for students to test out their own ideas and learn that challenges and set backs are part of the process of doing great things. Learning to re-evaluate, make a plan, and keep trying is the real goal.
Building healthy relationships with peers and adults is an important part of the journey of middle school. Our experienced teachers help students traverse the often rocky terrain of pre-adolescence. Our school counselor is another resource available to help students navigate this journey.
The middle school's challenging academic program lays a foundation for success in our International Baccalaureate program in 11th and 12th grades. The SGS middle school help students experience the excitement of discovery and the joy of service and leadership.
All of this is grounded in our Core Values of honesty, respect, generosity of spirit, and best efforts.
We would welcome the opportunity to work with you and your child at Saint George's Middle School.
Head of Middle School
The 7th and 8th grade art students studied the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, then found natural materials to create their own "land art" at home. See a Photo Gallery of their creations, with several of their artworks followed by the student's reflection on the project.
With this year's 5th graders unable to participate in the traditional Transition Day to Middle School, the 6th grade teachers and Middle School Head Joelle Neiwert have created an informative, and humorous, video for the fifth graders to prepare them for next year. You can watch it too and see what Life in 6th Grade could be like this fall!
The Student Showcase Extravaganza (formerly known as Genius Hour) on Monday, June 1st, will consist of live presentations from 10-11:30am in a virtual format! All 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, as well as their parents and siblings, will be invited to present their projects on Microsoft Teams in cohorts of 9-10 students. Each student will give a 3-to-8 minute presentation, based on their grade level, to the other students in the virtual room, their families, as well as other community members and staff. These presentations will hopefully display what they have been working on, how the project went, and allow the student to reflect on the process and what they learned. See More Information on the Student Showcase event.
Helping students to develop a growth mindset is woven throughout the MS program. YOU will achieve your goals when you continually put forth your best effort towards them.
HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL