Off Campus trips
During each school year, Middle School students participate in a wide range of off-campus trips both for community-building purposes and for recreation. All-school trips include our annual ski trip to Gunstock Mountain and our spring trip to Canobie Lake Amusement Park. Additionally, each grade level enjoys different field trips that connect to their respective curricula. Our 5th graders visit Lowell National Historic Site. In 6th grade, students enjoy team building activities at the Sweetser Ropes Course. 7th graders hike Mt. Major each fall. At the start of the school year, our eighth graders take part in their annual eighth grade orientation, featuring leadership challenges and team-building activities. Other field trip destinations include the JFK Center, the Boston Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, the MIT Museum, and Laudholm Farm.
Every Tuesday, Middle Schoolers choose from a wide range of offerings during our weekly activity period. The choices can be artistic, service-oriented, or recreational in nature. Activities offer students an opportunity to try something different and develop new interests. Recent offerings have included chess, calligraphy, first aid, community service, cooking, Quidditch, yoga, model yacht building, poetry, and student government.
After school activities are robust in the Middle School. Students have the chance to participate in many exciting pursuits including Lego Robotics, Math Team, the Middle School Musical, the Student Art Show, Coffeehouses, and dance.
Every Wednesday, the entire Middle School gathers in the Great Room for our weekly assembly. This meeting features students as well as faculty and is a time for special performances, celebrating student achievements, fun tidbits such as faculty trivia and news of the weird, student government presentations, and faculty announcements.