Middle School

Windward’s Middle School administration and faculty create a vibrant academic environment that fosters student success in all areas of school life.  We encourage students to work diligently, to do their best, and to respect all work done in this spirit. We have designed our programs to enhance the confidence, curiosity, openness, and integrity of our students.
 

Our Philosophy

Student Success

Our Middle School program provides a challenging and stimulating environment in which our students can learn. We know that young adolescents learn best when they are given the chance to engage actively with the material they are studying. Our dynamic classrooms provide our students with opportunities to develop the academic and critical thinking skills needed for success in school and in life.  We are further committed to providing programs in the fine and performing arts, physical education, athletics, robotics, debate, and community service that enable our students to develop their talents, their character, and their leadership skills. We endeavor to develop students with strong work habits, to encourage them to ask questions and take risks, and to enable them to become their own advocates.

Student Support

Our nurturing and inclusive community provides Windward’s Middle School students with an ideal environment in which to learn. We recognize that young adolescents thrive when they have strong bonds with the adults in their lives. Our Middle School faculty members are talented, caring, and accessible individuals devoted to developing meaningful relationships with our students. We also place a strong emphasis on making sure students feel a sense of belonging and comfortable being their authentic selves. We trust that our Middle School students will move into the Prep Division as self-assured and well-balanced young adults with a genuine love of learning.

Sample Courses of Study

Seventh Grade

  • English 7
  • Spanish 1A, French 1A, or Mandarin 1A
  • Introduction to American Government
  • Principles of Science 1
  • Pre-Algebra, Accelerated Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 Honors, or Geometry Honors
  • Art/Electives (Students select from several options.)
  • Physical Education (Students may choose to fulfill the physical education requirements by either taking a PE class, dance, or participating on an athletic team).

Eighth Grade

  • English 8
  • Spanish 1B, French 1B, or Mandarin 1B
  • Introduction to American History
  • Principles of Science 2
  • Intro to Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2/Trig Honors
  • Art/Electives (Students select from several options.)
  • Physical Education (Students may choose to fulfill the physical education requirements by either taking a PE class, dance, or participating on an athletic team.)

Meet the Middle School Team

Eric Mandel

Eric Mandel

Titles: Assistant Head of School, Director of Middle School, History Teacher
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Emily Dawe

Emily Dawe

Titles: Associate Director of Middle School, Math Teacher
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Ann-Marie Hobbs

Ann-Marie Hobbs

Titles: Middle School Dean of Students, Admissions Associate
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Tammy Clem

Tammy Clem

Titles: Director of Counseling Services, Middle School, Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusivity
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Eveneshia Hedgeman

Eveneshia Hedgeman

Titles: Administrative Coordinator to the Middle School Division, Attendance Administrator
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