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Middle School


Winston’s Middle School serves as a transition from a primarily skills-based Lower School to a primarily content-based Upper School for students in seventh and eighth grade. The skill areas of reading, written language, and mathematics continue to be taught in homogeneous groups by ability; the students are instructed at their own levels and efforts are made to help them achieve their highest potential.

Social studies and science are taught as both content and process areas and the bypass method of instruction is employed where needed, circumventing any reading and writing disabilities and placing emphasis on acquiring the content of courses through hands-on learning.

Students continue to receive close teacher supervision and direct instruction within small classes. Emphasis on skill development and bypass methods in Middle School help prepare students for our content based Upper School classrooms.