Kent Place’s theme for 2023–2024 is “Deepening Connections in Community,” expanding on an aspect of the KPS experience that has long set the school apart — the focus on stepping outside the classroom to strengthen bonds at the start of the academic year.
Middle School Curriculum
It’s designed to meet students where they are and support and challenge them along their journey.
The dynamic and engaging programs in our Middle School are designed to foster curiosity, build independence, and instill in our emerging scholars a lifelong love of learning. The “core” course load of English, history, mathematics, science, world language, and visual and performing arts builds students’ foundational skills and competencies and advance students’ critical thinking and abstract reasoning abilities. Beyond the traditional academic courses, students are exposed to a wide range of innovative co-curricular subjects that explore key tenets of the larger Kent Place School program, including ethics and leadership; wellness, identity, and social justice; and 21st Century skills, including STEM-related disciplines, computer science, and engineering. Through all endeavors, teachers facilitate the development of study and organizational skills necessary for longterm academic success.
Learn more about the Middle School curriculum below, or read the full course of study here.
- Computer Science & Engineering
Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with Computer Science & Engineering as a natural extension of their learning.
The MS program guides students to appreciate the joy of reading, the power of language, and the significance of self-expression.
- Health & Wellness
The Middle School curriculum includes topics such as self-esteem, healthy relationships, body image, media awareness, and more.
History is a dynamic encounter between the peoples, ideas, and events of the past and constantly changing landscape of the present.
Our program emphasizes the content and skills that promote long-term mathematical growth and achievement.
- Physical Education
Physical Education provides an instructional program that builds fitness, social interaction, and a knowledge of lifetime activity.
The program fosters an enthusiasm for learning about the natural world through inquiry-based and student-active experiences.
- World Language
The goal of the program is to develop communicative skills, through a variety of methods, in the target language.
In MS Dance, students acquire an awareness of the body as an instrument for personal expression.
The MS music program is a performance-based curriculum designed to engage students in the art of music-making.
The Middle School Theater program focuses on creative theater skills and acting techniques.
- Visual Arts
Through a stimulating studio environment, imagination and creativity manifest themselves freely in the works produced.
- Grades 7 and 8 Electives
Students in Grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to take three-trimester elective courses each year.