Middle School

Exploration and discovery take center stage in Middle School.

What are ways that we let our lives speak so that our actions reflect our values?

– 7th grade students

At Sidwell Friends, we are supportive of the LGBTQ community. How can we share our support of the LGBTQ community in the larger world?

– 7th Grade Students

In a community that encourages activism and awareness, spreading your personal opinion is important, but when does sharing opinions become hurtful?

– 7th Grade Students

In a world where academic success is prized, how can we balance our work with our relationships with other people?

– 7th Grade Students

It is not enough to just talk about our values. How do we live and demonstrate the respect, kindness, and compassion that we value at Sidwell Friends, both when we are at school and also in the larger community?

– 7th grade students

In Middle School, teaching and learning occur against the backdrop of students’ incredible physical and social growth. Middle Schoolers take risks and try new things, learning through both successes and challenges. In keeping with the school’s Quaker values, the Middle School faculty respects and honors students’ emerging identities and interests, and we work hard to support students as they navigate these new experiences.

Middle School students deepen and strengthen their academic skills as they tackle larger questions about themselves and the world. Their classes and the school’s unique 5/6 and 7/8 structures reflect this growing independence while still providing appropriate support. When students leave Middle School, they take with them the tools they need to communicate, analyze, question, critique, and interpret information and ideas as engaged community members and active citizens.

Middle School seamlessly and magically bridges childhood and adolescence. It is fascinating how the school guides the transition with such joy.

– Middle School Parent

Explore Our Middle School Classrooms