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Middle School (6-8)

Middle School (6th Grade – 8th Grade)

At Westfield Friends, during grades 6, 7 and 8, our students are fully immersed in the curriculum and routines of middle school and teachers work extensively on organizational skills—from keeping track of daily homework assignments and materials for morning classes to successfully completing longer term assignments and allocating study time for major tests. Grading is introduced for the first time in 6th grade, and so students become more aware of their responsibilities, and the direct outcomes of their actions.

During sixth grade our goal is to increase our children’s sense of purpose, enhance their independent critical thinking, and build their self-confidence. Socially and emotionally, we focus on strengthening their self-image and self-respect, further enhancing their respect for those around them.

As our students move into 7th & 8th grade, they are taught by two faculty members – one specializing in literature, language arts and history, the other in math and science. These teachers work seamlessly to stimulate the children’s desire to learn, to foster their love of learning, to impart information and, more importantly, to learn processes that will help them find answers to their questions and communicate their thoughts to others. Students learn to work together as a group, but at the same time are allowed to develop their individual voice. We help students gain new, more sophisticated skills that will allow them to become responsible, independent thinkers and ensure students have the skills that will allow them to successfully enter the high school of their choice.

Advanced Math Program – Mrs. Corinne (Cookie) Vosbikian

Westfield Friends provides a rigorous Mathematics education which meets the needs of all learners in the Middle School years. Students may test into our advanced math program. Our graduates demonstrate strong Algebraic foundations which are built upon during high school and college math courses. All Eighth graders study High School Algebra 1. Course offerings include: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and High School Geometry.