Boys in Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade grow leaps and bounds mentally, physically and emotionally. At St. Christopher's we understand this, especially during these awkward, challenging and exciting years. Our faculty has many years' experience working with this age group, so we're ready to help navigate these years successfully.
At the heart of the Middle School experience is a schedule built around how boys learn best. Throughout the day, boys never have more than two academic classes in a row without having a recess or an active break in order to get them moving and improve their focus when they are in class.
Our curriculum is built to add layers of academic and character development as your son progresses through St. Christopher's. Every Middle School boy is a part of our Advisory Program, a group of 8-9 boys that meets bi-weekly. This close-knit group allows the boys to develop bonds with their faculty advisor and each other, and provides social support. In addition, we have several opportunities for character development and leadership through our Buddy programs, where Middle School boys can mentor younger students and connect with those in our Upper School.
Boys can participate in athletics, music, the arts, robotics, community service and more.