Middle School (5-9)
Rectory's COVID-19 Update
To accommodate our families’ needs and interests, Rectory will offer both onsite and online options. Both programs will feature the engaging, brain-based teaching and learning that defines our curriculum.
While the middle school onsite program offers a slightly modified schedule to accommodate smaller classes required by decreasing classroom density, the courses remain the same combination of engaging content and critical skills. Students will take three classes in their primary cohort group, with teachers cycling in and students remaining in their room. Students will then take their math, world language, and related arts courses with secondary cohort groups of students.
Rectory’s online classes, which are now an option for any student in the middle school—day or boarding—will run from 6:00-10:30 a.m. Rectory time (EDT). Students will take five synchronous classes per day with a course load of seven classes overall. These courses include Math, English, History, Science, World Languages, Related Arts, and IIP/Study Hall. Students studying online will receive a 10% reduction in tuition prorated based on the length of study online and minus any aid.
Rectory recognizes that each student is unique and brings to our community individual interests, strengths, and goals.
Our small class sizes in the middle school, along with our personalized approach, provide each child appropriate challenge and support. Combine these aspects with our signature Individualized Instruction Program (IIP) and student progress is assured.
At Rectory, our students are expected to immerse themselves in our broad programmatic offerings, which provide essential opportunities to develop critical academic and life skills.
Whether in English class, the art studio, the science lab, or our outdoor environment, students are guided by experienced professionals who strive for engagement, encourage creativity and critical thinking, and promote communication and collaboration. Our instructional approach leverages the power of technology as a teaching and learning tool, and children are taught how to responsibly and safely use these resources.
Our purpose across these years is to develop in our students the confidence, competence, and character necessary for them to be successful, contributing, principled members of the many communities they will inhabit in future years.