Middle School (6-8)
Our Middle School is dedicated to the education of the whole child in a community that challenges and supports students academically, socially, and emotionally. The curriculum focuses on critical thinking, academic risk-taking, content mastery, and skill development. A vibrant advisory system, engaging classrooms, and inclusive athletics and arts activities allow students to discover their emerging talents and interests. With an appreciation of the developmental stages of adolescence, the YCDS Middle School strives to create an environment that supports students' passions, encourages curiosity, and inspires tolerance.
Our Middle School advisory program is committed to the individual growth of the whole child in a supportive, encouraging environment that embraces the diversity of every student and models exemplary citizenship. The goal of advisory is to set each student on a path to success, anchored by a strong sense of self-efficacy. Students meet with advisors daily, both individually and in class groups.
Our Middle School world language program introduces students to the study of French and Spanish. When students advance into sixth grade they have the opportunity to make an informed decision to study the language of their choice; French or Spanish. Throughout Middle School students practice reading, writing, and speaking the language of their choice, while exploring history, literature, culture, and geography.
Our Middle School PE program provides students with ample opportunities to explore a variety of sports, games, and wellness activities. Each student is supported and encouraged to develop the fundamental principles of team sports, basic skills necessary for sport participation, and a commitment to individual wellness and fitness. Middle School students are also encouraged to participate in one or more of the YCDS athletic teams.