The sixth-grade year provides a traditional academic curriculum while recognizing and embracing the transitional experience of new Eaton Hall students. During the fall and winter terms, faculty members and advisors seek to help each student create a system of academic organization and study skills appropriate for their academic classes. During the year, students learn research and computer skills in multiple subjects, work their way into introductory algebra, may join organized sports teams, take part in a year-long intramural program of competitions, and perform in band or choir concerts.
The seventh-grade year reflects a transition to more sophisticated academic work and a larger variety of course offerings, including two different courses in math and three different courses in the fine arts. The reading selections in English and history are more advanced in terms of theme and genre, and writing assignments in all disciplines stress individual analysis, personal reflection, and the proper use of research documentation. In the spring term, students engage in a lengthy co-curricular project in their English and history courses, culminating in a well-organized research paper. Students also go on several field trips related to American history throughout the year.
Middle School Division Director
Eaton Hall English, No Ceilings Program
University of Virginia—B.A. University of Virginia—M.Ed. Appointed 2017
Eaton Hall students are now eligible for athletic team participation. Our co-ed Middle School Tennis team (shown left) has received championship status in its conference for multiple years running. Continuing with Band and Chorus also offers chances for competition, with many of our Eaton Hall students achieving All-Chorus or All-Band recognition. Our students make the most of what is available to them, and it is common to see several lacrosse sticks or soccer cleats outside of the auditorium during spring musical rehearsals.
The Eaton Hall Student Council Association is active throughout the year, promoting service efforts, community development, and smart choices. Middle School clubs meet bi-monthly, where students have the opportunity to play chess and backgammon, do yoga, and learn about forensics or robotics among other things. The Middle School Intramural program brings students of all three grades together on teams that compete regularly in a variety of fun competitions, such as trivia, knockout, and other games.
The time management skills our students learn in the classroom begin to carry over into their out-of-class activities. Students realize they can do the things they want to, and do them well, with a little planning. Upper School: they got this.
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