Between childhood and adolescence, reliance and independence, the middle school years are crucial developmental years. At Boys' Latin, our students make the most of them.
Through a hands-on approach to learning that emphasizes self-discovery, our middle school faculty guides students through a challenging, but carefully calibrated curriculum. In doing so, our boys have myriad opportunities to strengthen their confidence in pursuing true excellence on their own terms.
In serving boys with diverse talents, multiple interests and a variety of learning styles, Boys' Latin has always been committed to the academic success of a full range of boys. Boys excel at different things, learn in different ways, and advance at different rates. We recognize that the same student who is a whiz at mathematics may need more individual attention in finding his writing voice.
That's why we created a rotating schedule that's coordinated with our upper school for students ready to accelerate their progress with cross-over classes between the two divisions. That's why we round out our traditional education, which includes Latin for most of our students, with a wealth of courses in the arts, music, multimedia and physical/health education.
In guiding the transition from their elementary school experience to an environment of increasing freedom and personal responsibility expected of them in a dynamic college-preparatory program, we provide myriad opportunities for our middle schoolers to engage with the world in which they live.
Peer-to-peer activities, advisory gatherings, community initiatives, guest speakers, and field trips all serve to involve our students with the society around them, enriching their academic experience and demonstrating the virtues of good citizenship. All of this is complemented by classes focused on decision making, responsibility and leadership, as we believe that character building is as important as academic achievement.
Our middle school teachers get to know every boy - who they are, what they love and how their learning can be energized. Our teachers balance the care they commit to each student with building a sense of collective responsibility for one another and our larger school community.