Middle school is a time of self-discovery and greater independence. It’s a time for building friendships, increasing self-awareness, and seeing the world through new lenses.
A good middle school will uplift and challenge students, and teach them how to learn beyond the textbooks and facts. We encourage students to take charge of their own education, to persevere and be creative, and to become active agents of their growth. The New School is a private middle school with small classes, a welcoming community, dedicated teachers, and an inspiring approach to learning.
We invite you to discover our middle school.
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“We are impressed with the teachers at New School daily. Beyond admirable academic skills, their greatest strength is their approach to the teacher-student relationship. It balances compassion and coaching, empowers our son to take ownership of his learning, encourages his autonomy, and develops his character. Their transparent communications keep us very informed.”
Parents, Class of 2027
Small classes where students are engaged and inspired to dive deep into learning.
At The New School, we’ve taken a thoughtful approach to education, the kind that encourages true understanding of subject matter.
For us, less is more. At The New School, we believe in authentic learning, where students go deep into core subjects and can pursue topics they’re passionate about. They’re inspired to ask questions, develop their own solutions to problems, and engage with others to sharpen their minds.
Our middle school students have multiple ways to grow as leaders. They may take on various roles and responsibilities, such as being Marketing & Development interns, holding Student Government positions, or organizing school events.
At The New School, students discover newfound gifts or strengthen those they already possess. Some of our popular electives include Computer Programming, Horticulture, Theater, Art, and Architecture & Design, to name a few.
Teamwork & Inclusion
We value friendly competition and having fun. Our sports teams – soccer, volleyball, basketball, e-sports, softball — are open to all. As part of a league of small schools, students learn teamwork, develop physical skills, and engage with other players in the community.