6th through 8th Grade
Rivermont’s Middle School recognizes the developmental uniqueness of this age group. These are years of transformational growth – socially, academically, and emotionally. Our family-like environment and strong advisory program support and empower students to become increasingly responsible and independent as they move towards Upper School.
Middle School curriculum emphasizes how to study, explore, research, and write well in small, engaged classes that address a variety of learning styles. A peek into Middle School classrooms will reveal students involved in everything from developing their own “Imagi-nation” in Humanities to conducting independent science research for competition. In addition to a challenging curriculum, Middle School students also explore a variety of technology classes, Latin (in addition to French or Spanish), and “out-of-the-box” elective courses such as Robotics, and Video Journalism.
Middle School students develop independence as they travel between classes and manage coursework, yet are supported by their advisor and teachers to set goals, develop study habits, become involved in extracurricular activities, and manage their time effectively. By participating in athletics, visual and performing arts, extracurricular clubs and activities, school trips, and special events and competitions (both on and off campus), Middle School students build experiences, discover interests and talents, and develop leadership skills.