Students examine marine organisms at the Bald Head Island Conservancy
The Middle School at the Friends School of Wilmington is an academically challenging environment where students are supported in their learning and social development by dedicated teachers who understand the joys and challenges of this important developmental phase. Students are expected to engage in cooperative, hands on learning in a way that crosses curricular subject areas and requires increasing levels of critical thinking and personal responsibility. Our Middle School faculty teaches 5th through 8th grade students which provides the opportunity for strong connections and a thorough understanding of each student’s unique personality and learning styles.
Middle school students are engaged as active agents of their intellectual and social growth and given increasing opportunities for leadership within their classroom and the school as they move through the program. Through service learning, camping trips, and regular excursions off campus, middle school students grow in their understanding of their place in our town, our natural environment, and the world. In the classroom, students are given the tools to become problem solvers and practice the vital skills of collaboration through inquiry based projects in the context of cross-curricular thematic units.
Regularly scheduled classes in art, Spanish, physical education, and music ensure that our middle school students receive a rich educational experience that allows them to be healthy, creative and appreciative of the diverse world in which we live. Middle school students leave the Friends School of Wilmington with a love of learning, confidence that they can work through any challenge, and a sense of ethically responsible leadership.
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