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Middle School


The Power of Discovery

Middle School,  Grades 6-8, is a time of significant change cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically for adolescents. At King, we create opportunities for our students to develop a genuine understanding of who they are and how they fit into the world around them. 

Communication, intellectual and creative processing, character development, and personal growth are key competency areas designed to encourage academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and social responsibility.

King encourages self-discovery and builds their confidence to explore their passions. We create a student-centered environment where children thrive because they can become “both/and”: a rower and a robot-maker, a designer and a goalie, a chemist and a choreographer.

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King has an intentionally designed  program that prepares students for Middle School.

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Self-Discovery in the Middle School

King guides every student in the discovery of who they are and how they learn. Students explore a wide variety of fields and topics deeply and intentionally. They seek to understand the ways that strong communities are built upon differences both in experience and perspective. Only then can students begin to see learning as a way to understand their community, their place in the world, and the possibilities they possess to drive positive change.

Dr. Josh Deitch, Head of Middle School

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Middle School in Action

Grade 8 Reenacts Pre-WWI Negotiations

One way to understand the events that led to World War I is to reenact them, which is exactly what Ken Lewis’ Grade 8 history class did recently. In an engaging and lively simulation, the exercise introduced students to the national alliances that developed before the start of The Great War. Using role-play, students gained a deeper understanding of the alliances and the discussions, negotiations, and occasional agreements between country representatives. 

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R.E.A.D.Y. for Innovation

Culminating a semester-long independent study, students in King’s Middle School debuted their R.E.A.D.Y. projects this week to peers and community members. The projects showcased the unique interests of each student spanning the worlds of fashion, film, engineering, athletics, and more.

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The Periodic Table on Social Media

The periodic table had a social media moment when Grade 8 students created social profiles for the elements. Students were assigned an element and tasked with researching its properties to create an Instagram profile complete with a profile photo, bio, and comments. Students presented their profiles at the end of the week before combining them into their own periodic table outside of the classroom.

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