In designing curriculum, Hackley’s Middle School faculty is concerned not only that students acquire knowledge, but also that they develop the academic, organizational, and interpersonal skills they will need in our Upper School and beyond. And, they recognize our students’ need to learn to connect with and develop their own voices.
In addition to a traditional program of English, history, math, science, and foreign language, Hackley Middle School students learn through performances, scrapbooks, and debates. They gain experience in visual art, drama, music, health, physical education, and technology. Fifth graders meet in homeroom-based classes, while sixth, seventh, and eighth graders enjoy individually scheduled classes and a wider array of extracurricular activities. Field trips, assemblies, extracurricular programs, team sports, community service activities, and social events further educate our students and foster a greater sense of camaraderie.