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Middle School: Grades 4 through 6

BCD’s Middle School students develop important study habits and practice critical learning skills. It is our goal to develop independent learners, who take the initiative with tasks and work responsibly and enjoy a sense of accomplishment. Class discussions include a variety of topics such as respect, responsibility, courage, value-systems, decision-making, tolerance, excellence, success, manners, and service.

View and/or download: Middle School Program of Study

Middle School Teachers

* Grade 4
Homeroom Teachers: Mr. Uhas and Mrs. Clausen
Art: Mrs. Cromwell
French: Mme Wrightson
Humanities: Mr. Uhas
Library: Mrs. Maloy
Math:Dr. Lederman
Music: Mrs. Hilliard
PE: Mrs. Heady
Science: Mr. Gore
Shop: Mr. Katz
Spanish: Sra. Velez
Integrated Studies: Mr. Uhas

* Grade 5
Homeroom Teachers: Dr. Lederman and Mr. Fawcett in P8
Art: Mrs. Cromwell
English: Mr. Uhas
French: Mme Downes
History: Dr. Lederman
Library: Mrs. Maloy
Math: Dr. Lederman
Music & Chorus: Mrs. Hilliard
PE: Mrs. Heady
Science: Mr. Gore
Shop: Mr. Katz
Spanish: Sra. Velez
Integrated Studies: Mr. Perkins

* Grade 6
Art: Mrs. Cromwell
English: Ms. Watts
French: Mme Wrightson
Geography: Mrs. Pitcher-Hoffman
Latin: Mrs. Fawcett
Math: Mr. Douglas and Mr. Perkins
Music & Chorus: Mrs. Hilliard
PE: Mrs. Heady
Science: Mr. Gore
Shop: Mr. Katz
Spanish: Sra. Velez
Integrated Studies: Ms. Watts

Middle School Highlights

  • Students change classrooms and buildings throughout the day for classes with teachers specialized in their subject.
  • Students have the option of continuing their French studies or switching to Spanish.
  • French and Spanish classes conducted in the target language.
  • Latin added in sixth grade as the second required language.
  • English classes stress classics and writing skills, with extensive reading from a variety of unabridged classic books and frequent writing assignments.
  • Social Studies program focuses on exploration and discovery, ancient cultures, U.S. History, and global, political, and cultural geography and history.
  • Rich and extensive Arts program – visual, woodworking, ceramics, graphic arts, chorus, instrumental bands, and theater.
  • Laboratory-based science program, emphasizes scientific methodology, including conducting experiments, taking notes, and documenting the scientific process.
  • Math curriculum focuses on numerical, algebraic, and geometric foundations, offering a solid preparation for algebra in Grades 7-8.
  • Extended, curriculum-based field trips begin in Grade 5.
  • Team sports begin in Grade 4 and include soccer, basketball, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and lacrosse.
  • Theater workshops offered in Grades 4-6.
  • Students are assigned advisors, who guide and monitor their advisees’ academic and personal progress.