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. By promoting scholarship, honor, integrity, and community responsibility, as well as providing an environment in which the students’ best interests are at the heart of every decision, Eaton Hall has an immediate goal of preparing students for the academic demands of the Upper School.
Collecting toiletries for a local shelter may be an odd way to foster camaraderie, but the Eaton Hall's intramural advisory teams do just that. 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.