"The middle school years are a time for students to challenge themselves and discover who they are. It is important for them to have a safe space to take risks — and perhaps fail — but to build character from those failures and successes."
- Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School
Welcome to the Middle School. With addition of the fifth grade this fall, we now have a connected community that ranges to eighth grade. Because self-discovery is so important during these years, we are focusing our efforts for our expanded (and we would argue, much better) Middle School on creating connections between students within every grade. We do this through our fifth/eighth grade mentoring program as well as our "House" system, which encompasses students from all four grades. These connections create an inclusive community that allows students to embrace our Middle School Motto, “Dare to be different, dare to be yourself.”
The middle school years are a complex time, as students transition from pure childhood to becoming young adults. As they start to develop their own identity, we provide them with solid grounding and direction by appropriately challenging them academically, artistically, and athletically, and encouraging them to take risks. Through this time we provide daily guidance through meetings with their advisor.
The experience of a middle school child at Greens Farms is a rich one with a wide variety of offerings in all disciplines. In addition to the core academic, artistic, and athletic possibilities, we also provide a number of special extracurricular options.