Middle School includes 5th through 7th grades with plans to expand into 8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year. In Episcopal School’s Middle School programs, students learn the practical application of concepts and themes as well as integration of concrete knowledge with broader concepts, in order to prepare them for high school.
ESN Middle School Program Overview
Middle School is an important milestone in a student’s life. It is a time when they are transitioning out of elementary school into young adulthood, and are maturing intellectually, spiritually, social-emotionally, and physically. These Middle School years often shape a child’s beliefs and perspectives about themselves, their communities, and the world around them.
At ESN, our Middle School Program nurtures, inspires, and guides students through this important time in their lives.
- Our Advisory Program follows the Development Design Advisory Curriculum, which provides a time daily for students to connect and collaborate, as well as reinforce organizational and problem-solving skills together.
- Our core academic and specials classes focus on building core skills and content knowledge, as well as applying our learning to the real world.
- Our small class sizes allow us to work with community partners to support our curriculum.
- Our programs include growing produce to take to the Farmers Market, building our own bikes with Oasis Center, and learning drumming and Capoeira with the Global Education Center.
Middle School teachers collaborate to design rigorous and meaningful learning opportunities for students daily, in order to help students move towards independence in their learning and develop into thoughtful, engaged active community members.