The Middle School academic program consists of seven classes: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, French, Physical Education and Arts. In addition to the core courses, all Middle School students have a math extensions course and a study period that occur once per cycle. The study period provides time with their homeroom teacher to ensure their responsibilities are well-managed while also allowing for an opportunity to collaborate with their peers outside of class. Daily reading time is also provided in order to foster a lifelong love of reading.
Middle School Arts:
The Middle School Arts program was recently revamped in September 2016 to offer four possible classes and give students the ability to choose two areas in which wish to develop their creative passion. The options include fine arts, drama, music and engineering & design. This multi-option approach encourages students to discover their passions, hone their skills and even consider long term plans for those who are spending multiple years in the program. The arts programme is launched in September with an trip to Charlottetown, PEI where students are given a chance to experience each of the four arts in one of Atlantic Canada’s most arts-enriched communities. Each arts course culminates with the Middle School Showcase, where the students perform and share their progress with the school community.
Alternative Learning Experiences:
At Rothesay Netherwood School, we believe that learning can take many different forms and can happen in any environment, not just inside a classroom. In the Middle School, we take advantage of the energy and curiosity of our students by introducing them to new learning experiences when and wherever possible. From something as simple as a science excursion to Spy Glass Hill or an in-class “Breakout Room,” to an experience as memorable as our annual educational trip (Disney 2018, Dominican Republic 2019, Quebec City 2020), our students are constantly being presented with different perspectives and alternate ways of exploring knowledge and its application to the world around them.