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Middle School is both an entry point and a bridge.

The Middle School builds on the student-centered learning environment, grounded by Ravenscroft's mission and legacy of excellence. Students in sixth through eighth grade hone skills of resilience and growth-mindedness as they face new challenges inside and outside of the classroom. Students learn to navigate the new level of independence and autonomy that Middle School provides.

In our small community, students feel known and appreciated and understand there is a place for everyone. Small advisory groups and classes foster close and beneficial relationships. Students receive instruction by outstanding teachers who regularly engage in professional development opportunities to stay abreast of best practices through national and local workshops.

Class offerings provide students with many opportunities to explore their interests and discover their passions. Students are on an eight-day rotating schedule, which means longer classes each day that result in a more in-depth study of disciplines and a greater emphasis on application of knowledge and skills. Our challenging academic program features core classes in language arts, math, science, history and social studies, and world language that is developmentally appropriate and meets students' needs. Service learning throughout the year is embedded into the curriculum, including the eighth-grade capstone project, Ravens in Action. 


Sample Courses of Study

Sixth Grade

  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Exploratory World Languages and Academic Skills
  • Fine Arts (Art and Drama, Band Choir or Strings)
  • Humanities or STEM+ elective
  • Health and Physical Education

 

Seventh Grade

  • Language Arts 7 or Advanced Language Arts 7
  • Math 7, Pre-Algebra 7, or Algebra
  • History
  • Science
  • World Language IA or Academic Skills
  • Fine Arts elective(s)
  • Humanities or STEM+ elective(s)
  • Health and Physical Education

Eighth Grade

  • Language Arts 8 or Advanced Language Arts 8
  • Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, or Geometry*
  • History
  • Science
  • World Language IB or Academic Skills
  • Fine Arts elective(s)
  • Humanities or STEM+ elective(s)
  • Health and Physical Education

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Summer Reading

Here is the summer reading list for Middle School. The Ravenscroft Online Bookstore opens June 22 to allow families to purchase all books for the next school year, including summer reading. If anyone has questions about the summer reading or the online bookstore, please email Maria Ramusevic.