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

    Community service in the Middle School is based on Collegiate’s core value of community defined as “A commitment to responsive and compassionate citizenship and service on campus, in the local community, and in the broader world.” All service experiences emphasize the importance of building reciprocal relationships with both individuals and organizations. Each student’s community service experience stresses the importance of preparation, action and reflection. While there is no service hour requirement in the Middle School, service is an integral part of the curriculum. Middle School programs build on volunteer projects undertaken in the Lower School and prepare students for the service requirement 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, having a positive impact on the Middle School, and giving service to Collegiate and the outside community. The Middle School Council has three functions. First, the Council works with the faculty and administration in developing a positive Middle School environment. Second, the Council organizes service projects for the school and the Richmond community. Finally, the Council plans and carries out social activities for Middle School students that are usually tied in with various service projects.
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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.