Middle School Program

WHAT ARE SOME SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM?

The middle school program is housed in the second floor of the David Brearley facility and operates under a School-Within-A-School administrative structure. Middle School students are supported by an Assistant Principal and a Counselor. Students have their own mascot, the Bruin.

David Brearley provides 7th and 8th grade students with a solid instructional program utilizing a drop and rotate schedule. Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Health and Physical Education are the integral parts of the middle school instructional program. Highly trained teachers employ a wide range of instructional techniques and utilize existing technologies to enhance student learning.

Students are also provided an opportunity to explore a variety of subject areas during their middle school years through a series of "cycle" courses. These include an Introduction to Spanish and Italian, art, Music, and Technology.

Advanced high school level instruction is provide to qualified students in Mathematics, Science, Spanish and Italian. In addition, honors level coursework is provided in Language Arts.

Students benefit from an extensive extra- curricular activity program, which includes student government, clubs, band, chorus, and interscholastic athletic competition in seven sports.

They are supported in their social interactions through a program of Peer Mediation and in their academic pursuits through Peer Tutoring.