Middle School at Mead leverages all of the key differentiators of the Mead approach to seamlessly integrate academic rigor and social and emotional growth during these critical years. See our students' entries in the "Mead tagline" contest to get a sense of how they feel about their Mead experience!
Taking Risks, Embracing Challenge, and Forging Paths
Because learning groups are small, Middle School students feel deeply known by faculty, forge strong friendships with peers, and are thus able to take risks. Embracing a challenging curriculum and what can be a challenging moment in life is made joyful through interdisciplinary learning that allows time to explore areas of personal passion. Students take on increased independence and responsibility and are supported and challenged in ways that best fit them academically and socially. Mead provides students with opportunities to practice advocating for themselves and to become active in, and accountable for, their own learning journey.
Confident Self-Directed Learners
By the time students graduate from Mead, they have become self-directed learners who are confident and able to draw upon their higher level critical thinking skills to take risks and accept responsibilities that come with being independent and mature learners. With a uniquely powerful sense of self, our graduates are flourishing, prepared, and ready to excel in high school and beyond.
Mead School Graduates Are...
Self-Aware • Self-Advocates • Accountable • Flexible • Resilient • Community Builders
A Mead education is comprehensive and intentional and we commit ourselves to ensuring that every Mead graduate will achieve or surpass the key learning goals as described below.