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 grades. The skill areas of reading and written language 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.
Math, science, and social studies are taught as both content and process areas. The bypass method of instruction is employed where needed, circumventing any math, 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 (accommodations) in Middle School helps prepare students for our content-based Upper School classrooms.
Steven Yocham, M.Ed. is the Head of the Middle School at Winston. He is lauded for helping students develop self-discipline and confidence.
Middle School Faculty