Connected and Continuous
In our Middle School, curriculum is organized around core ideas and questions. Looking at the across-the-board academic experience of a student at any particular grade level allows faculty to capitalize on overlap among the disciplines, thus facilitating learning experiences that enhance understanding. As girls discover connections across disciplines, they move toward a broader and more conceptual comprehension of skills and content. These core ideas and examples of coordinating questions are shown below.
Additionally, five key strands of knowledge and experience have emerged as integral to all disciplines at all grade levels in the Middle School. Those five strands include:
- Quantitative & Spatial Reasoning
- Financial Literacy
- Core Values
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)
As a student moves through our Middle School, her learning will integrate appropriately sequenced content and skills in each discipline, exposure to a core set of concepts and ideas at each grade level, and development of critical skills and experience in the five key strands of knowledge.