Young people go through major changes in the years between the fourth and ninth grades. Our goal at Laguna is to create a Middle School experience in which our students are taught in accordance with the differing needs of their development and to ensure a smooth transition from one year to the next.
During the first two years in the Middle School, for instance, students maintain the security of their homerooms. In the seventh and eighth grades, classes are fully departmentalized, with a mentorship role played by an advisor. That safe sense of development and exploration continues throughout the Middle School experience, be it in grade-specific social events, in gender and age-based advisory groups, or at community service events.
We hope you enjoy learning more about our Middle School programs and the many ways in which we strive to support our students’ total development.