St. Paul’s Middle School takes an appropriately challenging, creative, and collaborative educational approach that is tailored to this gender and age group’s unique needs. In all that we do, our goal is for each boy to develop a specific set of behaviors and habits that lead to mastery of essential content. Through careful curriculum planning, we focus on mastery of what matters most in each subject. Ample, engaging activities prepare boys for assessments that are designed to apply and extend learning. Acknowledging that the learning process contains setbacks as well as successes, our Middle School is the perfect place to develop resiliency while being supported every step of the way by a nurturing faculty whose goal is progress over perfection.
The Middle School faculty is made up of professionals who have dedicated their careers to this rewarding age group “in the middle.” Our teachers, trained in brain research, recognize that pre-adolescents are not miniature high school students. Confidence and competence are built in a safe emotional climate that frames assessments, both formative and summative, as checkpoints for adjusting instruction and welcoming mistakes along the way as opportunities for growth. In dozens of activities, from Woodworking Club and STEM to our 21 middle-school athletic teams, St. Paul’s teachers connect deeply with their students, forge long-lasting relationships, and model what it means to be a St. Paul’s gentleman.
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