In the Middle School, teachers build on the standards set at the Lower School, partnering with students during their critical developmental period and helping them become their best selves. Our academic program provides both rigor and flexibility to meet the diverse needs of middle school students as they transition from Lower to Upper School. Roeper middle school teachers deeply understand the developmental needs of their students. Passions are nurtured, ideas are examined and a structured support system is in place as students navigate the sometimes intense social and emotional experience at this time of growth and change.
The middle school curriculum includes English literature and composition, social studies, four world language options, communications, mathematics, computer study, science, fine and performing arts, physical education, and health. There are also opportunities for advanced work at the Upper School level or a student may design a course with the support of a faculty mentor. Extracurricular activities include interscholastic sports, theatre, forensics, chess, robotics and Model United Nations. Each year students attend a grade-specific, week-long trip which provides opportunities for exploration and adventure as well as building community.