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. For example, our fifth graders visit Lowell National Historical Museum, while our sixth graders, students explore the New England Aquarium and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The seventh grade hikes Mt. Major each fall and visits Laudholm Farm in the spring to culminate their year. The eighth grade heads to Portland in the fall for their annual community trip, featuring leadership challenges and team-building activities such as the Amazing Berwick Race, based on the popular reality show. In November, students travel to the Edward Kennedy Institute in Boston, as part of their Ethics and History curricula.
Each trimester, the Middle School students choose from a wide range of extracurricular offerings during our weekly Activity Period. The choices can be artistic, focused on community engagement, or recreational in nature. Activity Periods offers students a unique opportunity to try something different and develop new interests. Recent offerings have included Cooking for Empathy, board games, community engagement, Quidditch, yoga, fort-making, poetry, and debate.
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, Innovation Pursuits, Coffeehouses, socials, and dances, as well as student-led clubs.
Every Thursday, the entire Middle School gathers together for our weekly assembly. The weekly assemblies, which are led by our Middle School student leaders, involve special musical and artistic performances, exciting Blue and White student challenges, student and faculty trivia, presentations, and faculty and student announcements that fuel excitement in our students and strengthen our community bonds.