Leah Thorn-Szostkiewicz '24 Records Highest Score at Music Festival
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MS Life

After the Academic Day

Middle School boarding students are required to participate in an afternoon program. Day students are not required to participate in an afternoon program but are invited to participate if they choose to do so.

FallWinterSpring
Lego RoboticsBasketballLacrosse
SoccerDramaLife Sports*
Study HallStudy HallStudy Hall

*Life Sports is a coed option that features golf, swimming, hiking, ultimate Frisbee and other games.

Day students choosing not to participate in an afternoon sport or activity and not picked up at the close of school are required to attend the after-school study hall held in the Middle School from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 1:30 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

FRIDAY EVENING

(in residence hall with all Middle School students invited)

7 – 9 p.m.: Movies, dances, game nights, snack nights, etc.

SATURDAY

10 a.m. – noon: Brunch in Lak Dining Hall

1 p.m.: Off-campus activity (Boston trips, hiking, beaches, etc.)

5 p.m.: Dinner in Lak Dining Hall or out

Evening schedule dependent on when students arrive back from daytime activities.

SUNDAY

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Brunch in Lak Dining Hall

1 - 5 p.m.: Local activity (apple picking, bowling, community service, etc.)

5 p.m.: Dinner in Lak Dining Hall

7 – 8:30 p.m.: Study hall

Students are eligible to try out for upper school junior varsity or varsity sports that are not offered at the Middle School. Participation by a Middle School student in an upper school sport requires both parental permission and approval of the Middle School administration. The student and parent will have to sign a contract agreeing to abide by the upper school attendance policy.
 
Middle School offerings include:
  • Coed Soccer (fall)
  • Basketball (winter)
  • Lacrosse (spring)

Examples of the type of clubs that form each year:

  • Cooking
  • Entrepreneurial Club
  • Fantasy Sports
  • French
  • Movie Club
  • Photography/Yearbook
  • Student Council
  • Survival Club
  • Yearbook

 

Closing Ceremony 2019

Halloween Parade 2019

Grandparent & VIP Day 2019

Spring Concert & Art Show

Special Events

Homework & Summer Work

Homework

Middle School teachers anticipate that students will spend approximately 20 minutes each night in preparation for each major subject. The length of assignments will necessarily vary from time-to-time, but this guideline should be followed so that students will not be overburdened in any one class.


Summer Work

The Academy values engagement in summer reading. Not only does it allow students to maintain or further develop reading comprehension and vocabulary skills, but it also creates a common starting point for discussions in the classroom, all-school meetings, and even advisor meetings. Each summer we require an all-school read, as well as additional reading assignments for certain classes. In addition, we require summer math work so that the skills and content that was learned in the previous year is reviewed and remain sharp for the upcoming math class in the fall. Last, in order to assure a smooth start, students in our Boarding Program will receive a list of key terms and definitions in the areas of Mathematics, Science, and Humanities. These terms are to be memorized before their arrival at the start of the school year.