The Gill Middle School curriculum builds on the fundamentals learned in Lower School and prepares and equips students for the rigors of Upper School academics. Built around the unique strengths of pre-teens and adolescents, the Middle School program at Gill is collaborative and hands-on with an emphasis on learning as a process. In addition to offering an engaging and challenging academic program, our faculty place special focus on good decision-making, empathy and community. Gill students have room to grow, to explore a range of interests and to take on leadership roles through in-school clubs and afterschool activities. Middle School at Gill is a positive and productive place where young adolescents thrive academically, emotionally and socially.
The fifth and sixth grade academic program is foundational in nature. In addition to their core courses, students select from one of three world languages: French, Latin or Spanish. In addition, all students in fifth and sixth grade take studio art, choral music and woodworking.
Beginning in seventh and eighth grade, students may complement their core subjects with a broad array of offerings, including studio art, ceramics/sculpture, computer aided design (CAD) music, theater and woodworking.