Grades 6 - 8
Confidence. Leadership. Engagement. Throughout Middle School at Providence Day, students experience developmentally appropriate opportunities to form a strong sense of identity and purpose. We strive to help them cultivate appreciation of the arts, athletics and the world around them. Our students leave the Middle School with a solid academic and social-emotional foundation that will prepare them for success in Upper School.
Students in each grade take required courses in English, Science, Math, History, and Physical Education. As a school with a global emphasis, we have many students who take several years of a world language during middle school, and students may also take advantage of opportunities for world travel.
Students can round out their schedules with electives such as Computer Apps, Global Issues, Creative Writing, STEM courses including Engineering and Robotics, Theatre, Band, Chorus, and Strings.
Middle School Course of Study
Head of Middle School
Middle School Dean of Students
Assistant Dean of Students
Clubs and Activities
Middle School offers a wide variety of clubs that promote leadership and collaboration while allowing students to explore their talents and interests beyond the classroom.
From Model U.N. to Battle of the Books to Art Club to the Middle School play or musical to extracurricular STEM clubs and Student Council, we place an emphasis on allowing students the room to uncover new passions, strengths, and leadership skills.
Seventh and eighth graders may participate in a variety of sports. Service learning is also emphasized, and the great majority of our students participate in service activities, cultivating an awareness of social responsibility and our potential impact on the local and global community.