Building Skills, Expanding Minds

Our Middle School curriculum builds a strong foundation in traditional academics while providing students with ample opportunity to explore and expand their individual interests.

Highlights include:

The Presentation of Ideas

Students are taught to present their ideas with clarity, competence, and confidence via:
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing
  • Visual Expression

Academic Skill Development:

Skills (ranging from organizational and time management to reflective self-assessment) are taught in every discipline, helping students discover their strengths and challenges.

Curricular Themes

These are embedded in all three Forms to guide students in the process of “knowing themselves.”
  • Upper Prep: Parts of Whole — the integrated nature of science, community, life
  • Form 1: Questioning — exploring the why and the how
  • Form 2: Ownership — taking responsibility by fully engaging
My favorite course is Chinese, which I started in 6th grade. My teacher now is from Taiwan and I really like learning about the culture and language. I want to study Chinese through college and see where it takes me.” — Jacob S., Form 2

Middle School Curriculum

  • Affective Curriculum — Through Life Sciences and Life Skills 1 & 2, students study the human body, health and wellness, and other topics relevant to their social and emotional development
  • Classics — Students study Latin and aspects of Greco-Roman culture
  • Creative Arts — Music, theater, visual, and media arts
  • English — Fostering an appreciation for language and literature, students grow in their thinking and communication skills
  • History — A curriculum that includes American History, geography, culture, political ideology, and more
  • Mathematics — Presented as an active and exciting subject, students study basic math principles, moving through Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1
  • Modern Language — Options include Spanish, French, and Chinese. Classes are taught actively in full immersion style. 
  • Science — Students blend innovative thinking with the scientific method
  • Technology — Middle School students start with an introductory course and move through coding and robotics

Course of Study

 
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers and innovative and ethical leaders.
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