The Middle School · Grades 6–8
With entrance into the sixth grade, students are introduced to more responsibility, more opportunity, and with that, more is required of their time-management skills. Students move into Eaton Hall where they have their own lockers and schedules to keep track of. Eaton Hall is committed to supporting academic, social, and emotional growth at a crucial time in development; and to encouraging interpersonal and academic skills--including developing appropriate boundaries, study skills, personal independence, and leadership skills.
Each day faculty advisors meet with their respective groups to welcome students to school, update them on school matters, or, on a good day, issue an intramural challenge. Groups compete, points are tallied, and privileges are won—such as a cherished ‘jeans day.’ Middle schoolers attend dances, participate in team sports (no tryouts required), and audition for the spring musical. At the end of each term, high-achieving students and athletes receive honor certificates and awards in front of their peers during a special assembly. Spectators revel in the sheer number of students who have worked hard enough to earn the honor of walking onto the stage to shake the Head of School’s hand and receive recognition.
Middle School Division Director
Eaton Hall English, No Ceilings Program
University of Virginia—B.A.
University of Virginia—M.Ed.