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Middle School Information Nights

  • Sunday, October 25, 2:00pm

  • Wednesday, November 17, 7:00pm

Your child is approaching a time of immense social, physical, intellectual, and emotional change: Middle School. We would like to invite you, along with all 4th and 5th grade families, to learn about moving up to 6th grade at Emerson.

This is your best opportunity to see how we build upon the Lower School foundation, and how we continue to educate, inspire, challenge, and empower students as they move up to Middle School. At this meeting you will:

  • Go on a tour with current Middle School students
  • Hear from teachers from all of the academic disciplines
  • Learn about fine arts, physical education, elective offerings, and advisory programs
  • Have the opportunity to have candid conversations with students, faculty, and staff

I hope you will join us to learn about the Middle School at Emerson. Students are welcome to attend, though the program is tailored for parents. We look forward to seeing you there.

All the best,
Andy Zimmer
Middle School Director

A Special Middle School Experience is Ahead

Continuity of the K-8 curriculum started in Lower School

Students can look forward to new challenges, responsibilities, and autonomy, but in a familiar environment that builds on the foundation set in Lower School.

Preservation of youth and leadership opportunities

Middle School students are Emerson’s upperclassmen, allowing children to develop at their natural pace and become our schools leaders. There is much less urgency to become high schoolers.

Opportunities to pursue their passions and discover new ones

Curriculum becomes more challenging and new subjects are introduced. At the same time, electives and activities provide many more opportunities for students to find out who they are and what they are interested in.

A community of support and service

From day one, students will be part of a “house system” that helps them bond and grow as a unit. Community service, activity planning, challenges, and contests allow students to find support while being part of something bigger than themselves.