Being known well by everyone: faculty, staff and fellow students accrues a great advantage to our Middle School students. By the time they’re middle schoolers—not in the middle here—they are big students on campus, with opportunities and responsibilities that broaden their view of themselves, their futures, and the world. Facilitating all-school assemblies, helping Preschoolers at carpool, and serving as mentors for younger students, our oldest students gain real leadership experience.
In their classrooms, they work with faculty who love teaching middle schoolers. Small classes ensure that the individual interests and learning style of each student are understood and appreciated. Our rigorous curriculum is delivered with appropriate amounts of support and challenge and seamlessly incorporates organizational skills.
In Middle School, the program shifts to a departmental structure and grade-level advisor groups. There are 4-5 students in each advisory group, and advisors are Middle School faculty. As students learn to work with a different teacher for each subject, the advisor provides them and their parents a single point of contact. Academic subjects include Mathematics, Science, Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), Studio and Performing Arts, Spanish or French, and Latin. Technology is incorporated into all subjects. In addition, all students participate in concert Band, may elect to join the Jazz Band, and in addition to P.E., may participate in interscholastic sports.
Green Hedges offered (my son) the opportunity to grow in those areas where he naturally gravitates - the math and science pieces - while not letting him go under the radar where he could do just enough.Current Parent
A cohesive community spirit in the Middle School allows students to feel safe taking risks and trying new endeavors. Near the start of the year, the Middle School, faculty and students enjoy an overnight outdoor-ed excursion. Cooking meals together and team-building activities build a cohesive foundation for the coming year and allow Grade 6 and other new students to feel part of a greater whole. Social activities continue through the year and include special interest clubs such as robotics, school-sponsored parties, dances and grade-specific trips.
Below you will find an overview of our curriculum by grade:
Green Hedges is a member of the ABC Athletic League of Greater Washington which is comprised of 7 area independent schools. While team sports are optional at Green Hedges, we encourage all students to participate, regardless of experience or level of ability.
- Fall: Soccer (co-ed), Cross Country (boys and girls)
- Winter: Basketball (boys and girls)
- Spring: Tennis (co-ed)
The interscholastic athletic program is held after-school from approximately 3:30 – 5:30 pm.