Learning in the middle years at Williams extends and enriches the academic, social, and emotional strengths of our students while helping them explore new ideas and enthusiastically embrace new challenges. Designed with the unique needs of adolescents in mind, the Middle School program at Williams is dynamic, student-centered, and rich with opportunities for individual and collaborative achievement. Passionate, expert, and wholly invested in the academic and personal success of each student, our teachers play an enormous role our students’ development and the dynamic nature of our Middle School.
The academic program in grades sixth through eighth consists of English/Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, science, World Language, art, music, and physical education. In each course, students experience student-centered methods to engage, challenge, and support all learners providing opportunities for extension and enrichment in areas of personal interest. Teachers use assessment data to provide targeted support or extension as needed for every learner. Critical thinking, problem finding and problem finding, simulated experiences, active engagement, collaboration, and academic honor are at the heart of all courses.