Students generally arrive at school between 7:40 and 7:50 so that they can empty their backpacks into lockers and prepare for the first class. The school day begins with silence in the homeroom or team at 8:00 am and runs until 3:30 pm except on Tuesdays, when school ends at 2:00 pm. Students who arrive after the 8:00 bell are required to wait in a “late room” until silence ends.
The classes that all seventh and eighth graders take are Arts, English, a Modern or Classical Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies. These are described in the following section. Students follow a modified block schedule: all classes meet three days a week, and each class meets for one additional long period each week. Academic classes are scheduled between 8:15 and 2:00 each day (1:00 on Tuesday), and 7/8 students eat lunch at 11:00.
All 7/8 students go to PE class from 2:00 – 3:15 each day except Tuesday (1:00 - 2:00pm) and there is no PE on Fridays. The PE period incorporates the athletics program, including practices and most games.
All Middle School students attend Meeting for Worship in groups of varying sizes on Thursday mornings for approximately one-half hour. The advisory curriculum is taught on Monday mornings. There is a period for chorus and orchestra rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons, and the final period of each Friday is set aside for Middle School assemblies.