Bishop’s Middle School provides a transition period between elementary and upper school. These three years are viewed as a special time to address the needs of early adolescents by appropriately designing their curricular and co-curricular experiences. Implementing an interdisciplinary approach, faculty assist middle school students in responding to thematic ideas and questions; for the sixth grader it is “Beyond Boundaries” and “Exploring Borders,” for the seventh grader, the question of “Who am I?” is woven into discussions, while in the eighth grade, students examine “Who am I in this world?”
The whole-child emphasis of the middle school program is based on building study and thinking skills, taking responsibility for one’s own education, and developing self-confidence and a sense of moral responsibility. In addition to an integrated teaching approach that shows the relationships among academic subjects, middle school students are exposed to a wide variety of arts
co-curricular activities as well as assemblies and speakers
throughout the year that address age-appropriate needs.