What Makes Us Outstanding

The Middle School is designed to meet the unique stage of development of the early adolescent learner. Our interdisciplinary curriculum, the incorporation of technology through one-to-one computing, the support services for students and the many activities offered are all designed around the needs of Middle School girls.  Interdisciplinary units are supported at every grade with learning outside of the classroom. 

For example, sixth graders visit the Higgins Amory to enrich their study of medieval times, Capron Park Zoo to enhance their unit on biomes, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to experience a hands-on approach to marine biology and oceanography. 

As a seventh grader, you’ll attend a Paw Sox game to give you practice with statistics. You’ll also enjoy a visit to Trinity Repertory Theater to see A Christmas Carol, which coincides with your study of Charles Dickens and classic literature, and visit the Museum of Science in Boston to enhance your study of life science. Seventh graders also participate in the thematic National History Day competition, with the majority of students designing a website as the vehicle to display their research. Many Bay View students have been chosen to represent Rhode Island at the national level.

The eighth grade visits the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut and Gillette Stadium at Patriot Place as part of your work with statistics and New York City to celebrate the end of your Middle School experience.

Our Middle School utilizes one-to-one computing, interactive white boards and Google Apps to support the curriculum by integrating technology into the subject areas. Research, presentations, websites, and the collaborative sharing of work between students and teachers are all incorporated into the curriculum.

IXL Math gives you the opportunity to review and practice your math skills and to advance at your own pace, and Gizmos allows teachers to demonstrate scientific concepts virtually.

Latin has been introduced in the sixth and seventh grades.  The focus on the language, the literature, and the history of Latin enhances the already rich historical and cultural components of our Middle School curriculum.

All students have the opportunity to pursue robotics by joining the S.M.A.R.T. robotics team, a nationally recognized team of students in grades five through eight.

Student support services are provided by a full-time guidance counselor and the school nurse. The counselor’s classroom activities are designed to enhance self-understanding and to decrease relational aggression. She closely monitors the girls’ peer relationships and meets with the team of teachers on a weekly basis to monitor students’ progress.  In addition, the counselor provides students and parents with support when they experience the conflicts and struggles faced by girls in early adolescence.

The Middle School also enjoys many spirit building activities. Roller skating in the fall, bowling in the spring, Middle School dances, Father/Daughter and Mother/Daughter events, and the middle school barbecue are a few of the many opportunities to socialize. Attendance at the Middle School Diocesan Youth Conference and participation in Liturgy and prayer services nourish your faith life.  Interscholastic sports, instructional sports, performance opportunities, mock trial and robotics competition teams, student ambassadors and club memberships enrich your Middle School experience.

 
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