Perhaps no other period in a child's life contains more growth - of mind, of body, of social awareness, and of character - than the middle school years. At Kalamazoo Country Day School, we embrace this period of change by providing each student with what we like to call "voice and choice." By building learning capacity (rather than simply accumulating academic knowledge), students become lifelong learners, able to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Our middle school includes grades 5-8, with subjects split into 5th/6th and 7th/8th for instruction.
This class explores reading and writing in a more in-depth approach to the skills and topics children learned in Upper Elementary. Students will explore narrative and expository texts in correlation to many social studies and science topics, as well as delving deeply into writing work that includes a comprehensive study of research and writing longer pieces for analysis, as well as expository and narrative writing.