Middle School Overview
The Middle School consists of Grades 6 - 8. Middle School is a wonderful period of growth and transformation. We celebrate this at RPCS! Rather than shaping students to fit a mold, teachers encourage each girl to try new things and to discover her passions, her potential and her strengths.
The Middle School curriculum is an intellectually challenging, developmentally appropriate program designed to meet the needs of early adolescent girls. Faculty representing different departments work together on grade level teams to monitor student progress, coordinate the teaching of skills and build interdisciplinary connections throughout the program.
Each Middle School student is also assigned to an advisory group of about ten to twelve students which becomes their peer base for support and community. Faculty advisors take the time to get to know each advisee so that they can advocate for her individual educational needs and social success.
During the Middle School years, students experience intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth at an extraordinary pace. The combination of a core advisory system and a challenging academic program encourages the Middle School students at Roland Park Country School to become increasingly independent adolescents and learners within a safe and supportive environment.
In the Middle School, a rigorous curriculum, enhanced by the integration of technology, focuses on mastery of content as well as the development of skills of inquiry and communication. Students foster respect for themselves and others through numerous opportunities for cooperative learning, community service, and leadership both in and out of the classroom. The Middle School has an array of co-curricular and extracurricular activities which permit students to explore their interests and talents. Our standards of respect, honesty, and encouragement help students to build self-confidence and to make good choices. Students learn to be more responsible individuals, members of our School community, and citizens of the world.