Curriculum

The Green Acres Middle School program challenges students in ways appropriate to their increasing cognitive sophistication, their growing emphasis on friendships, their soaring interest in questions of morality, and even their rapid physical development. High academic expectations form the core of the Middle School program. Students grapple with broader responsibilities, greater self-reliance, and increased independence. They are engaged in the process of becoming self-directed learners with a passion for knowledge, a growing awareness of our diverse and complex world, and a sense of responsibility for the larger community.

Students participate in more demanding outdoor education opportunities, join interscholastic athletic teams, and design their own community service projects. They also take part in more varied programs, such as film photography, the annual Grade 7 and Grade 8 musical, and the Green Acres Olympics.

Our curriculum includes an emphasis on Community Service. This program is based on the principle that an ethical life includes service to others. Students are encouraged to broaden their perspectives and improve themselves and the world around them in increasingly sophisticated ways.

By the time our students graduate, they have encountered rich and challenging experiences, many of their own making. Green Acres students develop a strong sense of who they are, both as learners and as members of our society.

2019 Graduation

 

GREEN ACRES GRADUATES...

  • Use their solid intellectual foundation, creativity, and strong ethical framework to pursue their passions;
  • Know themselves as learners and are comfortable with themselves as people;
  • Take a collaborative, team-oriented approach to leadership;
  • Are optimistic agents of change who practice an exceptional commitment to making a difference;
  • Embrace differences and celebrate the strengths of others;
  • Are driven learners who embrace challenge;
  • Emerge as leaders in their communities, achieving success in a wide variety of disciplines.