MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The Sciences in our Middle School are taught through the lens of Environmental Studies, providing students with not only the scientific concepts they will need and employ in High School, but also providing them a far more comprehensive understanding of the biological, geological and ecological challenges their generation will face.
While offering a rich academic curriculum in Middle School at TREE, we do not give letter grade assessments, but rather use a Credit/No Credit approach, combined with Teacher narratives. Since colleges do not use Middle School grades to assess a student’s GPA, we focus instead on developing a student’s love of learning and fundamental academic skills during these formative years as we prepare them for their High School work. To that we add a rich array of Elective Classes and a student-determined Passion Project. Our Life Skills classes focus on Social and Emotional learning, and our Meditation classes and practice help students to rest, recuperate and establish lifelong and health-giving techniques for finding an inner calm despite the pace and demands of our modern lives. Everything we do in the Middle school is designed to encourage, support and celebrate a love of learning.