Middle School (5th-8th)
During these pre-adolescent and adolescent years, the robust development of academic skills as well as character and social/emotional education prepares Stevens graduates to succeed and lead in their chosen high schools.
The characteristics and long-term goals for our students, Portrait of a Graduate materializes in many forms in the middle school grades. Visit our classrooms and you will find 5th graders researching the societal structure or cultural aspect of Ancient India for their Exhibition Project; 6th graders Skyping with peers in China as part of the Mandarin Chinese program; 7th graders writing critical essays on Romeo and Juliet; and 8th graders learning to simplify rational expressions with all four operations and solving rational equations in Algebra I.
In addition to our academically rigorous program, Stevens’ attention to social and emotional growth provides emerging adolescents with opportunities to mentor, assume new responsibilities and be leaders in the learning community.
Homework in middle school is connected to daily discussions and skill reinforcement. Certain assignments may be given on a daily basis while others are more long-term, giving students the responsibility to organize, plan and manage their time. Homework can range from one to two hours each evening, depending on grade level, subject content and balance of daily and longer-term assignments given.
To view sample Middle School class schedules, click here.