Middle School

Built for Boys

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.

Boys in Middle School Experience:

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  • Active Bodies, Active Minds

    Whether it's on the playing field or with the Robotics Team, boys in Middle School can choose from a variety of organizations that allows them to stretch their bodies and their minds. Sixth Graders go to recess five times a week for 45 minutes.

    Seventh and Eighth Grade interscholastic athletic teams meet five days a week for 70 minutes a day. The Middle School fields 24 interscholastic teams in 13 sports. A Strength and Conditioning program is offered all three seasons for boys who don't participate in an interscholastic sport.
  • Becoming Men of Character

    "On my honor, as a Gentleman," St. Christopher's introduces the Honor Code in Sixth Grade and then builds on social, emotional and spiritual growth that helps ready boys for the larger world around them. The boys sign the honor pledge and civility statement at the beginning of the year during chapel. This pledge symbolizes the community commitment to honor and civility. Boys then have programming throughout the year related to both topics. Boys sign an honor pledge on all work they submit during the year.
  • The Arts

    Middle School gives boys a chance to work on two theatrical productions a year with the girls from St. Catherine's, through the joint drama club, Outré. Boys can also take part in our award-winning Boys' Choir, String Ensemble and Band.
  • The Community

    Elective courses, team building programs and global thinking help to open boys' eyes and encourage exploration, leadership and curiosity. Boys take part in monthly service activities jointly with St. Catherine's "Saints in Service."

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  • Leadership

    We have a variety of traditional leadership opportunities as part of our Honor Council and Missionary Society.
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  • Spiritual Life

    St. Christopher's embraces the Episcopal School tradition that sees each person as a child of God, values inclusion and spiritual growth, and seeks to educate students for lives of meaning and service. 
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  • Library

    Curated with our Middle Schoolers in mind, our library is stocked with books that dovetail with what the boys are learning in the classroom. They are encouraged to choose according to their interests from graphic novels, short stories, fiction and non-fiction, as well as audiobooks.
  • Academic Support

    The Middle School Academic Support Program provides academic instruction and support beyond the scope of the regular classroom.
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Middle School Hours

Morning Drop Off Times:

Morning Carpool runs from 7:40-8 a.m. for all grades.
School starts at 8 a.m.
Afternoon Dismissal Times:

  • 6th Grade: 3:25 p.m. (M-Th), 2:35 p.m. (F)
  • 7th and 8th Grades: begins at 3:50 p.m. (M-F) after athletics.

Safety & Security

The safety of St. Christopher's students, faculty and visitors is paramount. Trained security staff are present to ensure campus safety during school hours and during other school activities. Our security team leverages their strong relationships with law enforcement agencies throughout the city and state, as well as with other area peer schools, to ensure that we are always up-to-date on best practices in school safety.

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of James Hunter

    Warren Hunter 

    Head of Middle School and Coach
    (804) 282-3185 x3652
  • Photo of Amy Loving

    Amy Loving 

    Administrative Assistant to Head of Middle School
    (804) 282-3185 x3361
  • Photo of Christine Wilson

    Christie Wilson 

    Middle School Director of Student Life, Summer New Middle School Family Coordinator, Teacher of Mathematics, and Coach
    (804) 282-3185 x2626
  • Photo of Kathleen Fitch

    Keena Fitch 

    Middle School Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher of Science, and Coach
    (804) 282-3185 x3400