Define Middle School. Bounding physical energy. Hilarity. Passionate likes and dislikes. Easily hurt feelings. Demands for authenticity, leaps to quick conclusions, creativity and frustration, uncertainty and ideals. The Lexington School GETS middle schoolers. That means every day we offer balance, understanding, and days full of absorbing activity.
Picture adolescents busily engaged in metric games, dramatic reenactments, group projects, and lively classroom discusions. It looks like fun because it is. That picture coupled with TLS alumni success is proof of how our innovative middle school curriculum, designed by our own faculty on the basis of hard research about how young adolescents learn, works.
When you chart something—whether it’s the position of a star, the plot line of a novel, or the rise and fall of market shares, you assert order. You observe, postulate, graph, and consider. The result is new knowledge and a new basis for application.
Through increasing levels of responsibility and independence, our Middle School students learn to channel their adolescent natures into productive, curious, critical thinkers who are ready for the most demanding secondary schools. We chart them, and watch them rise.