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Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Middle School students experience their transitional adolescent years in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment.

We guarantee a positive and memorable middle school journey where every student thrives in a community valuing and respecting each individual. Students take charge of their education, pursuing passions and expressing ideas creatively, and our faculty strives to develop and align appropriately challenging curricula. Whether through team activities or independent projects, the aim is consistent: preparing your child for success in high school, private secondary school, college, and life.

Middler School students meet with a dedicated advisor each day, serving as their support and advocate.

Students can adapt their daily schedule to meet their individual interests and needs through various elective offerings each trimester.

Learning happens everywhere at Old Trail. Students often find unconventional and exciting ways to practice their math skills.

Each year of Middle School, students take overnight class trips that become the most memorable experiences. 

Old Trail's innovative Middle School Fellowship in Creativity offers select students the means to pursue a yearlong, independent study in the area of their choice, while being supported by a faculty member.

Middle School athletes can choose from 13 competitive sports teams and four instructional teams. 

Merit Scholarships

Middle School Scholarship Awards are offered to new applicants to grades 6-8. These awards are granted to applicants based on academic achievement, strength of character, and the potential to make a significant positive impact on the Old Trail School community. 

Middle School Highlights

Old Trail provided the educational foundation for my children's intellectual development, their character as adults, their open-mindedness and curiosity about the world, their understanding of their role as citizens of the U.S. and of the world, and their subsequent success in life.  Old Trail provided the education to my children that I wish for all children.

Karen Beckwith, Alumni Parent

Old Trail Middle School students thrive in an environment they trust.

An NYU study indicates that students in K–8 environments perform better academically than those in solely middle school environments. Furthermore, graduates of K–8 models earn higher secondary school GPAs than their peers matriculating from standalone middle schools.
As Old Trail students transition into the uncertainty of adolescence, they are free to learn and be themselves in a place that feels familiar, alongside faculty members and friends they trust. They achieve more because they view themselves as leaders of the school and take that responsibility seriously.

A grade 8 student delivers the featured address at graduation.
Leaders Prepared to Go Farther

According to the Society of Human Resource Management, the skills most lacking in the workplace are problem solving, critical thinking, innovation and creativity. These qualities are what we do best.

Middle School Curriculum