Middle School

Embarking on a journey to new heights


As a leading college preparatory school for girls, Linden Hall is committed to the highest degree of academic achievement. With small class size, a diverse student body, and an all-girl focus, Linden Hall provides an environment where students experience not just individual attention, but an individualized course of academic study with purposeful guidance.

The primary goal of the Middle School is to lay the groundwork for success in the upper grades, focusing primarily on developing the skills of independent and critical thinking, clear and concise writing, confident public speaking, responsible behavior, and thoughtful collaboration with peers. These goals are achieved through a traditional academic program that offers classes in the core subjects of math, science, history, English, world languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin, and Greek), and the visual and performing arts.

In addition to the core academic program, instruction in study skills, organization and wellness, all-school meetings, and community service activities are designed to engage our younger girls with learning, their peers, and the school community as a whole. Middle School students are immersed in the school community and fully participate in the many traditions at Linden Hall.

Middle School Curriculum

Sixth Grade

Rising sixth graders will take the following courses:
  • English: English 6
  • Mathematics: Math 6
  • History: Global Studies
  • Science: Environmental Science
  • World Languages: Latin
  • Arts: Sixth graders complete Language of Music and may choose to participate by audition in the two-quarter-long winter Middle School Drama program.
  • Physical Education: Sixth graders complete physical education as a group. Additionally, sixth graders may participate in Junior High team sports in lieu of P.E. , but only during the season when the sport occurs.
  • Health & Wellness: Sixth grade students approach appropriate topics in human development, reproduction, substance abuse, and mental health through our Health and Wellness program, held in weekly sessions throughout the year.

Seventh Grade

Rising seventh graders participate in the following coursework:
  • English: English 7
  • Mathematics: Usually Math 7 or Pre-Algebra. Students advance in their mathematics coursework; new students are placed via recommendation and testing.
  • History: Women in History
  • Science: Forensics
  • World Languages: Seventh grade students will continue with the study of classical languages with an introduction to the Greek language and culture. Students with experience in other languages are placed via testing.
  • Arts: Seventh grade students take Studio Art and may choose to participate by audition in the two-quarter-long winter Middle School Drama program.
  • Physical Education: Seventh graders complete physical education as a group. Additionally, seventh graders may participate in Junior High team sports in lieu of P.E. , but only during the season when the sport occurs.
  • Health & Wellness: Seventh grade students approach appropriate topics in human development, reproduction, substance abuse, and mental health through our Health and Wellness program, held in weekly sessions throughout the year.

Eighth Grade

Rising eighth grade students will take the following classes:
  • English: English 8
  • Mathematics: Usually Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1. Students advance in their mathematics coursework based upon departmental recommendations; new students are placed via application recommendation and testing.
  • History: Civics
  • Science: Engineering
  • World Languages: Eighth grade students participate in one of the three modern language programs at Linden Hall: French, Mandarin, or Spanish. Students with experience in these languages are placed via testing.
  • Arts: Eighth grade students take Studio Art and may choose to participate by audition in the two-quarter-long winter Middle School Drama program.
  • Physical Education: Eighth graders complete Physical Education as a group. Additionally, eighth graders may participate in Junior High team sports in lieu of P.E. , but only during the season when the sport occurs.
  • Health & Wellness: Eighth grade students approach appropriate topics in human development, reproduction, substance abuse, and mental health through our Health and Wellness program, held in weekly sessions throughout the year.



MIDDLE SCHOOL
(GRADES 6–8)

The Middle School at Linden Hall is dedicated to helping adolescent girls mature as learners, actors, artists, musicians, dancers, athletes, leaders, and friends. It is a warm and caring place where academics come first and girls are the focus – free of the social pressures that can exist in larger, co-ed schools.

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