Mount Vernon’s Middle School years are an exciting time of exploration as students discover a variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities, their personal interests and passions, and ultimately who they are.
When students explore their questions, passions, and interests they make connections that expand their learning and personal development.
One way our students tap into personal interests is through a variety of connections courses they select which include visual and performing arts, maker, design & engineering, physical education, and digital media.
With nearly 90% of Middle School students participating in at least one of the School’s 54 interscholastic teams, the athletic program allows students many opportunities to explore an interest they want to pursue.
The Academic Resource Center provides students the tools and opportunities they need for academic success. Our resource specialists work with students, teachers, and parents developing instructional strategies to personalize learning.
While each of our classrooms is outfitted with a variety of seating options and movable furniture to suit the needs our learners, we have also discovered learning is also maximized when students work in a variety of environments and spaces.
Studio(i) & HIVE
Designed to be a creative and collaborative space, Studio(i) on the Founders Campus and the HIVE on the Glenn Campus house our Maker, Design & Engineering programs. Students fabricate designs with wood tools, they have access to 3D printers, computers, and high-resolution prototyping tools which allow them to explore all aspects of a maker community.
Believing designers change the world, we teach children to observe and question their world, build empathy muscles, experiment with prototypes and iterate. Beyond Lower School, Middle and Upper School students build upon these approaches to learning but on a deeper level.
Striving to foster a spirit of service in our students, our grade levels partner with organizations throughout the community to help each child see how he or she can make a difference. Additionally we spend an entire day serving our community in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 through Helping Hands Day.