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Middle School (Grades 5-9) Academics at Rectory School

Exploring Excellence And Empowering Unique Learners

At Rectory, we celebrate the diversity of our student body, recognizing that each individual brings a distinct set of interests, strengths, and aspirations to our vibrant community.

Our commitment to personalized education begins with our small class sizes in the middle school, ensuring that every student receives the appropriate level of challenge and support. Complementing this approach are our renowned Learning Services programs housed within the Smith Learning Center, which further enhance student progress and success.

Engagement is at the heart of our educational philosophy. Across our comprehensive programmatic offerings, students are encouraged to immerse themselves fully, cultivating essential academic and life skills in environments as diverse as the English classroom, the art studio, the science lab, and the great outdoors. Guided by experienced professionals, students are empowered to think critically, express creativity, and collaborate effectively.

Embracing technology as a powerful tool for teaching and learning, we equip our students with the skills to navigate digital resources responsibly and safely, preparing them for the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world.

In the critical middle school years, our focus extends beyond academics to the development of confidence, competence, and character. Through carefully curated opportunities for self-advocacy and self-efficacy, such as our Skill Block and Enrichment sessions, students hone organizational skills, effective study habits, and receive tailored academic support.

At Rectory School, education extends beyond the confines of the classroom. We believe that the most profound learning experiences often occur when students venture beyond the academic realm, fostering meaningful relationships and discovering their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives.

Join us at Rectory School, where we empower students to become successful, contributing, and principled members of the diverse communities they will shape in the years to come. 

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Experts in Middle School Education

Rectory's middle school faculty are experts in teaching middle school children. With their guidance, our students develop valuable life skills like organization, note taking, time management, and self advocacy. 

Why Rectory?

Scroll left or right to read what our students have to say.

“I have opportunities to learn as much as I possibly can.

I’m involved in a program at Rectory that allows me to swap out my study hall for a more advanced high school class. I’m taking both Geometry and Algebra 2. It is difficult but it’s a unique opportunity for students who want to learn as much as they can.” -Jaceil

“Teachers are different at Rectory.

They are people you can trust and they really care about us. They are my teachers, my coaches, my dorm parents, and my counselors. They are part of my family. I know I can rely on them to help me reach my goals."  -Edgardo

“We have so many options to be able to learn through experiences.

I’ve been at Rectory since fifth grade and I’ve developed great relationships with the faculty. The way they teach works for me because they make it relatable and fun.” -Chloe

“We dive deeply into discussions in our classes.

We question one another in order to understand other points of view. As a result, I’ve learned how to think carefully, to share my ideas openly, and to work as a team with people from different backgrounds.” -Mohamed

“Rectory is my second home.

Dorm parents welcome me as a part of their lives with their families. My concerns and challenges are always heard at Rectory. As a dorm proctor, my job is to help with the younger students on the dorm but I'm also encouraged to take time to take care of myself.” -Rella

“Rectory has a lot of opportunities for electives and I'm having fun experiencing new things.

I enjoy my equity class. It's a safe space where we can talk about how we're feeling. It also helps prepare us for things we may have to deal with later in life, so it really prepares us for the next step." -Toni

“The people are what make Rectory amazing.

There are always people on campus who are there for you. If you need help or need to talk, there is someone there to talk with.” -Diana

“Rectory teachers are so kind, understanding, and willing to help.

Our teachers are very open about sharing their experiences so we can learn from them. They are also willing to talk about hard topics which really helps prepare us for challenges we may face in the future." -Zino

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