The years from fifth grade through eighth grade are an important time for self-discovery. They are a time when students develop their interests, learn new talents, and face challenges that are unique to their age group. At Latin, middle school students are introduced to a world of new concepts and ideas.
Our middle school curriculum covers all the traditional core subject areas—math, science, English and language arts, social studies and language—but we use a range of innovative, creative ways to present the material. Middle school students learn best when they are engaged with the subject matter through concrete experiences like role playing, simulations, lab work or exploration outside the classroom. Dynamic discussions and interactive lectures are designed to relate to issues and ideas we know middle school-aged kids are thinking about.
I think Latin has one of the most challenging curricula out there, and one that helps my child reach her full potential as an academic and a person.
At Latin I am encouraged to be myself and pursue my own passions. And I think that has really made me an individual with my own style who is not influenced by anyone else.
When I think of Latin, I think 'Community' - a welcoming and healthy school community which I treasure.
The best part of Latin is the people. Not only are the students amazing, but my teachers truly love their work. It is not only inspiring, but also heart-warming to be taught by someone who really loves their students and wants them to succeed.
- How do Latin students respond to the arrival of new students?
- Given that the school is academically rigorous, do you encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities such as clubs or team sports when school starts in the fall?
- My child was moved ahead of his peers at his old school. Will you do the same?
- What are the extracurricular activities available to middle schoolers?
- My child does not live in the neighborhood; will this have any impact on his Latin experience?