The opportunity to educate other people's children is a rare privilege, bringing with it a huge responsibility. In the Middle School, we take this responsibility extremely seriously. Our faculty place a very high priority on getting to know the students in their care and they provide them with excellent personal and academic support. We care about the individual student and pride ourselves in the warmth of a community in which all our students feel cared for and valued.
As students enter their Middle School years, they begin to have two needs. One is a need for increased independence. The other is an increasing need for meaningful interactions with adults who are not their parents. In other words, the Middle School student craves freedom but also wants adult support. The Middle School provides an environment that recognizes the emotional and social needs of our learners while encouraging good citizenship, global awareness and character development.
We see it as our responsibility to draw out our students’ talents, to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities. Our students are encouraged to approach new opportunities with confidence and to learn to think for themselves while being mindful of the needs and views of others. We aim to foster confidence, perseverance, tolerance and integrity; to enhance communication skills; to embrace creativity; to encourage teamwork; and to promote an open-minded and outward-looking mentality so that our students are ready to make a positive contribution to their wider community.
As Director of Middle School, I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every student is valued for his or her own sake and encouraged to develop his or her talents to their full potential in a supportive and caring community.
Director of Middle School (Interim)