On Friday, the eighth grade wrapped up their week-long project based learning unit (PBL) with the annual eighth grade debates. In the video below, Eighth Grade History Teacher and 7/8 Team Leader Karin McLaughlin talks about the choice of debates as the PBL and the "amazing" growth the girls have shown over a week and how "the ones who are quiet during the process speak in such knowledge and enthusiasm. It's amazing to see."
The Middle School at Stuart
The Middle School years are a time for Stuart girls to discover who they are, what they want to become and how they want to make a difference in the world. We challenge and support our girls through this process as they mature spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
Our innovative curriculum and 1:1 iPad program provide students with essential 21st century skills, including effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Outside the classroom, girls develop an awareness and commitment to social justice through discussion and service to others.
A comprehensive advisory program, extensive club offerings, strong athletics and an exchange student opportunity in eighth grade allow our girls to build confidence in their abilities to lead, compete and collaborate.
Emily Lesinski's eighth grade theology class just completed their unit on sacred architecture by designing their own houses of worship. Working in small groups, they came up with the type of house of worship and designed it in such a way to ensure all required elements of the particular house of worship were included. They had to consider space for worship and specific elements needed for a particular religion: minaret for a mosque, ark for a synagogue, etc.
On Wednesday, April 4, the sixth-grade students traveled to The Met Cloisters in Manhattan to complete their study of the Middle Ages in history class. The Cloisters is dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe
The Middle School is doing two collections concurrently in anticipation of MS Goal 3 Day and the CYO Easter party. Donation requests have been assigned to the following grades below, but we are happy to accept contributions from anyone during the collection period. Items need to be in by April 15. Please contact Dr. Annie Soler '02 at email@example.com with any questions.