Middle School
"Activities are a way for us to have a fun break during the school day. It's cool to pick something that we can learn more about while hanging out with friends!"
Bella, 7th Grade
The Middle School years are a time of exploration for 5th through 8th Graders. With this in mind, hallmark programs like band, string ensemble, chorus, and dance are offered along with a variety of other programs which include woodworking, outdoor clubs, technology clubs, robotics, Makerspace, and service clubs. Middle School teachers embrace this opportunity to engage with our students on a level that is different from our core academic programs. The Middle School schedule was developed to allow for multiple activity periods throughout the school year.

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  • Activities

    Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in various activities during scheduled Activity Periods throughout the school year. Fifth and 6th Graders have four Activity periods during the eight day rotation. Seventh and 8th Graders have six Activity periods during the eight day rotation. Both full and half year Activities are offered. Students not participating in an Activity will use that period as a study hall.
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  • Fine Arts

    There are many ways to participate in performing arts activities in the Middle School. These include playing instruments, singing in a chorus, drama, and dance.
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  • Service

    Civic Engagement in the Middle School is based on Collegiate’s core value of community. All service learning programs emphasize the importance of building reciprocal relationships with both individuals and non-profit organizations. Each student’s experience stresses the importance of preparation, action, and reflection. Middle School programs build on volunteer projects undertaken in the Lower School and prepare students for continued contributions in the Upper School.
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  • Student Government

    Middle School Council is the student government organization. Becoming involved with the Middle School Council provides students with opportunities for learning leadership skills and parliamentary procedure, and having a positive impact on the Middle School community. The Middle School Council works with the faculty and administration in developing a positive Middle School environment and planning and carrying out activities for Middle School students.

    The Middle School Council representatives also research and select, with input from their peers, one charitable organization to support throughout the school year. The Council members plan special fundraising events and a Middle School student assembly highlighting the organization. Past organizations include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wounded Warriors, the VCU Medical College Hume-Lee Transplant Center, and the Massey Cancer Center.
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  • Time Out

    Time Out provides supervised recreational activities for students in 5th and 6th Grade. Organized by Parents' Association volunteers, Time Out includes activities such as games, a DJ, contests, and ice cream or snow cone trucks.