Middle School

Middle School Welcome

Welcome! The zest, energy, and curiosity of early adolescence are felt throughout Hackley’s Middle School. With peals of laughter, students reach for one another to keep their balance; they huddle together at a computer station fine tuning a jointly composed musical score; they race to the gym to dress for sports, turning Akin Common into a torrent of speeding bodies.
What allows for such exuberance? A faculty that well understands the developmental needs of Middle Schoolers; coursework that stimulates the mind; and Hackley’s commitment to the words inscribed upon its main doorway: “Enter Here to Be and Find a Friend.” Ranging in age from nine-and-three-quarters to fourteen-and-a-half, Middle School students arrive as fifth grade children and leave as young adults. During these four years of rapid growth, we nurture scholarship and humanity in each of our students.


List of 12 news stories.

  • Sharing Skills with Younger Students

    During December, Hackley 8th graders learned block printing techniques in their regular art classes and created many prints of their own. They then designed a workshop to share their newfound knowledge with Hackley kindergarten students.
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  • Middle School students develop their game strategies on a Saturday morning.

    Hiding the Vegetables: Roleplaying, Games, and Simulations

    Hackley Review Winter 2019-20 By Michael Canterino '03, Upper School English Teacher

    While this academic school year offers Hackley’s first course explicitly designed around roleplay gaming as the central mechanism for understanding, analyzing, and creating content, games and simulations have been a tradition in Hackley classrooms for years.
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  • Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School

    Making it Real: Bringing Learning to Life in the Middle School

    Hackley Review Winter 2019-20 By Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School

    When I first accepted my new role as the Director of the Middle School, many colleagues and mentors offered me great insight and advice into the new career path I had chosen. Although I felt a tug at my heart knowing I was preparing to step out of the classroom and away from consistent, direct interaction with students, I was heartened by the first early interactions I had with the middle school faculty.
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  • Lower School students celebrated the Lunar New Year.

    The Year of the Rat

    Hackley Middle and Lower School students celebrated the Lunar New Year this week as they enjoyed performances of music, dance, and face-changing given by three Chinese artists on January 14th (in the Lower School) and 15th (in the Middle School).
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  • In Appreciation for Marlene Bellamy

    The next time you walk down the hallway outside the Head of School's office, be sure to check out the newest addition to the photo gallery honoring Hackley's long-serving employees: Marlene Bellamy.
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  • Hackley’s Annual Toy Drive

    It was another successful year of giving! All three divisions together donated hundreds of toys to the Open Door Foundation, who will be gifting children these presents at a variety of holiday events in Westchester during this season.
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  • Visions of Sugar Plums?

    Hackley Middle School ASK students helped usher in the winter holidays by building and decorating gingerbread houses -- they look good enough to eat!
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  • Computer Science Education Week on the Hilltop

    The Hackley Computer Science Department once again celebrated Computer Science Education week on the Hilltop. Annually scheduled during the first week of December, CS Ed Week is a program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to become involved in the study of computer science.
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  • Strong Showing for MS Debaters

    In their second tournament of the season, more than 30 MS student competed at the West End Secondary School in Manhattan on Saturday, December 7th.
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  • Hackley Hosts Sumo Robotics Tournament

    Hackley School hosts and performs well in Middle School Sumo Robotics Tournament
    Five schools (Hackley, GCDS, RCDS, St Luke’s and Long Ridge School) participated in a Lego Robotics tournament at Hackley’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 23 from 10 am to 1 pm.
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  • Letters of gratitude to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    Annual Veteran’s Day Letter Writing

    In honor of Veteran’s Day, community members from all three divisions voluntarily took the time to write heartfelt letters of gratitude to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.
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  • The middle school art majors took a break from their regular classes to travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    7th and 8th Grade Art Majors’ Trip to The Met Museum

    The middle school art majors took a break from their regular classes to travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art together with their chaperones Ms. Carrier, Mr. Chin, Ms. Coble, Mr. Walters and Mr. Whitaker.
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