Middle School Academics
Kinkaid’s Middle School program was designed for grades fifth through eighth, recognizing the significant changes in physical, emotional and intellectual growth that students experience at this age. We develop student confidence and independence through a skill- and competency-based curriculum and promote interdisciplinary learning with a curriculum that is challenging and exploratory, providing opportunities for students to discover and to develop a variety of interests.
The fifth grade Study Skills course is designed to help students bridge the transition from self-contained Lower School to Middle School’s departmentalized schedule. Students in grades seventh and eighth are ready for an accelerated curriculum, which provides the critical bridge to Upper School with traditional course offerings, extracurricular clubs and sports. Highlights of every grade in Middle School include various field trips and over-night trips which focus on teamwork and cooperation. Students also participate in local community service programs.
Our program meets students at their current stage of development and is committed to ensuring their growth. We seek to engage students in the learning process and encourage them to become independent thinkers.