January 08, 2005
My 7th gradeson, intellectually gifted, has been at this school since Kindergarten. He has found his classes engaging and stimulating. If anything, the Middle School has been even better than the Lower School, which was also wonderful. The school integrates art, music, and social awareness into traditional academics. Students respect each other; there is no tolerance for bullying or harrassment, gay-baiting, racism, etc. I have been struck by the group cohesion of the 7th grade--no one is excluded, they all go to each other's parties, and while my son is aware that some kids don't read as well as he does, or have time management issues, it's clear that he respects other students for their range of talents and skills. The school attempts to educate parents; there have been excellent programs for parents on racism, sexism, homophobia, education, and so forth. A strong support network for adoptive and mixed-race families.
- submitted by a parent