Welcome to the Middle School

Overview

Welcome to the Middle School

The Country Day Middle school offers a student-centered, interactive, and engaging program that empowers students to develop their academic, athletic, and extra-curricular interests and strengths.

We nurture and celebrate the child in our students while developing the habits of mind and essential life skills of self-confidence, creativity, character, and self-reflection.

The most compelling learning experiences merge a variety of skills and subjects beyond the classroom walls. The Ancient Greeks come to life every spring in the Olympic games -- including javelin, discus, shield design, chariot races, and a feast of Olympic proportions.

Middle Schoolers take experiential learning far beyond campus in our interdisciplinary overnight trips which explore the wonders of our beautiful state of California as naturalists and archaeologists in Yosemite and the Santa Cruz mountains. Eighth graders complement their study of American history with a trip to our nation’s capital.

Back on campus, our program honors the importance of choice in the learning process. Our elective program gives students the opportunity to choose two courses each semester. SBack on campus Middle School students can explore a myriad of electives, ranging from dance, yoga, farm-to-fork gardening, Makerspace for design and building, robotics, band, choir and drama.

Our “no-cut” athletic program, which includes volleyball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, track and field, golf and flag football, competes in the Parochial Athletic League.

Our eighth graders finish their three years with a student led conference showcasing, with their digital portfolios, their habits of mind and confidence.

We understand the importance of learning through experience. On our campus, students and teachers take advantage of our classrooms, labs, and outdoor spaces to conduct experiments and incorporate movement into classes. On a given day, you might see a science class using the blacktop for a classroom activity, a language class filming skits to demonstrate understanding, or a math class building popsicle stick bridges. For example, the study of the laws of gravity sends soda bottle rockets high above our school buildings each year on the fields at the back of the campus.

We appreciate the development of adolescents from concrete to abstract thinkers, and we nurture that growth. Students develop their critical thinking ability in a variety of ways, as readers interacting with texts, historians evaluating the accomplishments of presidents throughout history, and mathematicians using measurements to create scale models of school buildings and constructing solutions to real-life problems.

The Country Day Middle school offers a student-centered, interactive, and engaging program that empowers students to develop their academic, athletic, and extra-curricular interests and strengths.

We nurture and celebrate the child in our students while developing the habits of mind and essential life skills of self-confidence, creativity, character, and self-reflection.

The most compelling learning experiences merge a variety of skills and subjects beyond the classroom walls. The Ancient Greeks come to life every spring in the Olympic games — including javelin, discus, shield design, chariot races, and a feast of Olympic proportions.

Middle Schoolers take experiential learning far beyond campus in our interdisciplinary overnight trips which explore the wonders of our beautiful state of California as naturalists and archaeologists in Yosemite and the Santa Cruz mountains. Eighth graders complement their study of American history with a trip to our nation’s capital.

Back on campus, our program honors the importance of choice in the learning process. Our elective program gives students the opportunity to choose two courses each semester. SBack on campus Middle School students can explore a myriad of electives, ranging from dance, yoga, farm-to-fork gardening, Makerspace for design and building, robotics, band, choir and drama.

Our “no-cut” athletic program, which includes volleyball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, track and field, golf and flag football, competes in the Parochial Athletic League.

Our eighth graders finish their three years with a student led conference showcasing, with their digital portfolios, their habits of mind and confidence.

We understand the importance of learning through experience. On our campus, students and teachers take advantage of our classrooms, labs, and outdoor spaces to conduct experiments and incorporate movement into classes. On a given day, you might see a science class using the blacktop for a classroom activity, a language class filming skits to demonstrate understanding, or a math class building popsicle stick bridges. For example, the study of the laws of gravity sends soda bottle rockets high above our school buildings each year on the fields at the back of the campus.

We appreciate the development of adolescents from concrete to abstract thinkers, and we nurture that growth. Students develop their critical thinking ability in a variety of ways, as readers interacting with texts, historians evaluating the accomplishments of presidents throughout history, and mathematicians using measurements to create scale models of school buildings and constructing solutions to real-life problems.