Junior high classes combine 7th and 8th grade students into homebase classes where they are taught language arts and social studies by the two homebase classroom teachers. Students leave the homebase for instruction in foreign language, math, music, art and science.
The program combines close contact and support from homeroom teachers with independence, individual responsibility, and a wide range of choices. It demands a lot from students, but does so in relaxed surroundings in which kids can feel at home. It does an excellent job teaching basic skills like math and writing, but it also has a creative curriculum designed to incorporate personal and social conflicts and develop self-awareness and expression. And it’s presided over by a dedicated faculty that truly enjoys and appreciates kids this age.