Read Dr. Kris' blog:
Within every middle school student lies a world of possibility. The Middle School at Trinity Valley School invites students to explore their potential as they strive to become their best selves. Our faculty understands the distinctive developmental needs of this age group. We help our students develop the resilience, independence, responsibility, creativity, and confidence they will need to thrive in upper school and beyond.
The Middle School program is rich, dynamic and responsive to the needs of students. Teachers at each grade level work together to create developmentally appropriate experiences and curricula for their students. Our advisory program offers students opportunities to forge strong relationships with adult mentors and engage in meaningful dialogue, and our assembly program encourages them to practice respect and appreciation for the individuality and unique talents of all members of the community. Trojan Outdoor Experience (TOE) helps students build confidence and learn leadership skills while strengthening their relationships with their peers.
Students in grades five and six study art, English, mathematics, music, physical education, science, and social studies. They decide on a modern language in sixth grade, choosing between Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Fifth and sixth grade students also participate in The Skills for Tomorrow, a weekly course designed to promote creativity and collaborative problem solving. Students in grades seven and eight add choir, drama, and Latin to their studies, as well as humanities -- a course that integrates English and history. In addition, they participate in a weekly Selectives class, where they choose from over a dozen courses that foster innovative thinking. Seventh and eighth graders may join seasonal sports teams to fulfill their physical education requirement.
In all that we do, we seek to create a respectful, vibrant community that provides students with the timeless skills that they need in order to navigate a rapidly changing, twenty-first century world.
Michael Kris Ed. D.
Head of Middle School