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Middle School

In the Middle School, we seek to provide as many opportunities as possible for our students to shine.

To do that, we make all our programs and activities as inclusive as possible. By encouraging students to move out of their comfort zones and try new things, they are able to engage and excel in ways they never thought possible.

Challenged in the classroom, drawn out on stages and playing fields, our students are able to develop confidence and poise while learning respect for others. Filled with potential, surrounded by opportunity, they step out, they engage – they shine!

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Experiential Learning Adventures

The Middle School offers three dynamic and unique opportunities for experiential learning where students are asked to think collaboratively, act creatively and explore their many gifts and leadership capabilities outside regular school day demands.

THINK TANKS

Open to all Middle School students, the Middle School Think Tanks occur on two Saturdays of the year. Students show up on campus with no idea of what challenging task will enfold. Ranging from "designing and marketing a 'brain juice' smoothie" to "how to protect the school from an alien invasion," students are asked to devise creative and innovative solutions for these intellectually stimulating adventures.

GLOBAL GAMES

These three Global games—Globalliance, Hunt for the Trust and The Colonial Games, ask students to implement critical thinking skills, their passions and interests, creativity, leadership capabilities and teamwork muscles in this alternate world where they lead nations, solve problems and evaluate those solutions. Each Game is unique in design. Globalliance: Think "The Amazing Race" meets Model United Nations. Hunt for the Trust is modeled on a National Treasure styled adventure and The Colonial Games is a mashup of Hunger Games and The Settlers of Catan—may the odds be ever in your favor!

FOCUS DAYS

These are grade-specific exciting, often physically engaging field trips off campus to promote team building and collaboration among our students. 

Middle School Hours

Monday-Wednesday 
8 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Meet the Team

Nigel Traylor

Nigel Traylor

Middle School Principal
Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

MS adminstrative assistant
Amy Cate

Amy Cate

MS Assistant - 6th grade
Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

MS Grade Level Assistant

Middle School Deans

Anne  Jackson

Anne Jackson

8th Grade Dean/French
Maureen Danzig

Maureen Danzig

7th Grade Dean / MS English
Laurel Sandler

Laurel Sandler

MS Science/Dean of Students (6th)

After School Programs

At Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, we believe that education and social-emotional learning continue beyond school hours. For our Middle School students, we offer a supervised study hall known as Middle School Bear Den. Read more