Learn About Middle School
Early adolescence is a time marked by significant cognitive, emotional, and physical change. Worcester Academy’s Middle School Program appreciates, and embraces this important and transformative time in the lives of its students. An experienced and dedicated faculty support and guide students as they progress from concrete to abstract thought. Our teachers recognize the nuances of adolescent brain development and employ a wide variety of instructional approaches, materials, and opportunities for personal exploration.
Worcester Academy’s Core Values
– Honor, Respect, Responsibility Personal Growth and Challenge - are neatly woven into our Middle School Program. Opportunities for character development often begin in our supportive Advisory Program and extend to the classroom, the athletic field, the stage, and the community at-large. Grade level team-building trips and service learning projects offer opportunities for challenge and personal growth. We support, enrich, and excite the mind and the spirit, positioning our students to face the challenges of Worcester Academy’s Upper School and beyond.
Learn more about why Middle School is such a critical age to experience Worcester Academy’s real world education. Apply, inquire, or contact Worcester Academy today.
|To help the students in their social development, we organize dances, field trips, a Field Day and other group activities. One example is the start-of-the-year trip to Harrington Outdoor Education Center for Grade 6, which stresses cooperation and trust. This year's seventh graders are traveling to Rhode Island for a three-day visit to Nature's Classroom. Another example is the three-day urban trek that eighth graders take to New York City, in conjunction with Outward Bound.|
On campus students have certain monitored freedoms. In addition to traveling between buildings for courses, students attend special school-wide assemblies in the gym and in the Hervey Ross '46 Auditorium, Warner Theater, and have access to Kellner Student Center, a favorite after-school haven for promising pool sharks and ping-pong champs.
Worcester Academy also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities to pique our students' interests. Many students elect to participate in athletics or the arts -- or both -- as well as clubs and community service activities.