Research shows that middle 学校 years are when students begin to form their academic identities and goals, pp电子的任务就是帮助他们提高标准. Our academic approach incorporates student-centered learning, 协作, 贯穿课程的写作, 时间管理技能, 在实践中学习. The outcome is a community of able and inquisitive students who participate enthusiastically in their own education, 准备好上高中了.
The seventh-grade curriculum is made up of five year-long courses (英语, 一种语言, 数学, 科学, 社会研究). A sixth course is divided into trimester-long units, 热爱艺术, 剧院, 和体育). Participation in the Afternoon Program is optional for seventh graders.
Mathematics (Pre-algebra or Algebra Honors; especially proficient students may advance to 上学校 math classes, 从几何荣誉开始)
Trimester-long courses (艺术, 剧院, 干细胞基础)
The eighth-grade curriculum is made up of five year-long courses (英语, 一种语言, 数学, 科学, 社会研究). A sixth course is divided into trimester-long units, 热爱艺术, 剧院, and health). Participation in the Afternoon Program is optional and encouraged for eighth graders.
语言(汉语、法语、西班牙语或拉丁语; especially proficient students may advance to 上学校 language classes)
数学(代数或代数荣誉; especially proficient students may advance to 上学校 math classes, 从几何学荣誉开始)
The eighth-grade arts program devotes the last two months of 学校 to a theatrical production. 学生们可以在剧中表演, 或者通过生产来参与, 设计的服装, 或者成为舞台工作人员的一员. The final production takes place in Williston’s state-of-the-art 剧院.
Students spend a full day immersed in the languages and cultures of France, Spain, and China. Hands-on activities include coo王, traditional dance, and martial arts workshops. Latin students attend Classics Day at Mount Holyoke College.
在被分配到校园一棵树之后, students provide seasonal observations and growth data to the Harvard Forest Schoolyard Long-Term Ecological Research Project. They then analyze the data set to determine the patterns and changes in growth habits over time.
在每学年开始的时候, pp电子把每个学生都放在一个小团体里, led closely by a faculty member who gets to know each child well. These advisory groups are the cornerstone of our support system. They meet regularly for community-building activities, 学术咨询, 谈话——还有早餐点心!
Our 干细胞基础 course introduces all seventh graders to concepts in 科学, 技术, 工程, 和数学. Topics include computer and app programming, robotics, and 3D modeling and printing.
支持星座, our Center for Academic Success provides students at every level with the resources, 指令, 以及他们成功所需要的学术支持. We offer levels of support for every kind of learner, ranging from drop-in writing 和数学 centers to a structured Academic Strategies Tutorial.
Students investigate topics and conduct experiments over one month, then share their findings with an audience of families and the larger Williston community. The much-anticipated evening lets students develop their presentation skills and learn more about self-directed independent research.
群众艺术馆 & 克拉克艺术博物馆之旅
In the fall, both grades visit these two renowned art museums as part of our fine arts curriculum. 与博物馆的教育协调员合作, 学生学习观察技巧, and a background in both traditional and contemporary art.
Our public-spea王 curriculum culminates in the spring with this rite of passage, when every student prepares and delivers a five-minute speech in front of the whole Middle School on a topic of their choosing.
在每学年开始的时候, pp电子把每个学生都放在一个小团体里, led closely by a faculty member who gets to know each child well. These advisory groups are the cornerstone of our support system. They meet regularly for community-building activities, 学术咨询, and breakfast pastries!
Learning to plan complex assignments and budget time is an essential skill for success in high 学校, 大学, 及以后. Part of our curriculum includes helping students learn to manage their work, especially long-term assignments such as research papers or 科学 projects, with the safety net of teachers and advisors ma王 sure they don’t fall behind.
Our faculty are always willing to meet with students for extra help, whether that’s before the 学校 day begins or at a mutually convenient time. 除了, Williston has robust Math and Writing centers that are staffed by faculty and 上学校 students.
Our faculty is dedicated to building a learning community that prepares students for high 学校 及以后. These experienced teachers know when to challenge and when to nurture, when to focus on concepts and when to hone in on discrete skills—and they genuinely enjoy teaching 12- and 13-year-olds.
Williston’s 课程技术计划 teaches students how to use 技术 thoughtfully to communicate, 解决问题, 进行研究, 批判性地思考. All faculty and students use the same learning-management software on their 学校-issued device to share assignments, 日程安排, 课堂笔记, 和反馈.
The Middle School hosts an annual 惠特克-比门特女孩数学竞赛. Roughly 100 elementary and middle 学校 girls gather for a day of fun, 以数学为中心, 赋权, and growing a strong female-centric 数学 community. 观看一个快速回顾视频在左边，和 点击这里阅读更多.