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Academics

Academics

Our Middle School academic program provides opportunities for students to be scholars, innovators, artists, athletes, problem-solvers, and leaders. Curricula across all subject areas are mission driven and develop skills in critical thinking, inquiry-led exploration, information and scientific literacy, collaboration, and communication. Westtown Middle School students have these essential experiences:

  • Think critically and abstractly as they practice skills fundamental for success in Upper School and beyond
  • Adopt technology – including a 1:1 Chromebook program – that helps them learn and connect in complex ways
  • 70-minute classes allow students to explore ideas with depth from a variety of perspectives while applying learning under the supervision of the teacher  
  • Research, experiment, and test hypotheses 
  • Solve problems with increasing independence, in the classroom and through such signature programs as annual overnight canoe trips
  • Lead and collaborate – on Westtown’s ropes course, as Student Clerks, and in the Work Program
  • Value effective communication, both oral and written, in English and other languages – Spanish, Mandarin, and Latin – as purposeful preparation for the global society in which we live 
  • Participate in daily physical activity, during two recesses a day and three seasons of co-curricular activities and interscholastic athletics 
  • Give to the greater community by serving and volunteering
  • Join a Student Learning Community Seminar which meets weekly to explore good study habits and executive functioning skills.  
  • Practice mindfulness as they explore Westtown’s 600-acre campus and through weekly Meetings for Worship 
  • Learn the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship (SPICES) 
  • Develop their creative expression in music, theater, dance, and art
Westtown School Middle School Academics
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