Middle School Academics (5-8)

With the guidance of a caring and dedicated faculty, middle school students develop the skills needed for success in the classroom. The focus of every class is to challenge and provide support to our students. Through this intentional balance, our students strengthen their self-esteem and confidence and become well equipped to tackle the challenges of upper school and beyond.

From the Director

As the entry level to an independent college preparatory girls' school, the Middle School strives to provide a flexible and consistent environment that emphasizes intellectual and personal development.

Leadership

The Harpeth Hall School's Middle School Leadership Development program is designed to help each student realize and embrace her leadership potential.

Public Purpose

Harpeth Hall develops responsible citizens who have global perspectives and make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world. 

Did You Know?

Harpeth Hall Middle School receives recognition for excellence in STEM.

Middle School students' creative writing is highlighted in the annual publication Intersections.

All Middle School students participate in Public Purpose and Leadership programs.

Several Harpeth Hall Middle School students received recognition in the EngineerGirl essay competition.

Every Harpeth Hall student joins one of four Spirit Clubs to celebrate Honeybear fun!



Janet Briggs, class of 2021, shares her thoughts on the middle school experiences at Harpeth Hall.

Explore our Curriculum

English

The Middle School English Department's goals are to enable our students to read, write, and speak well. We seek to enhance critical thinking through reading, writing, and class discussion. 

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Mathematics

Middle School mathematics stresses performance in the basic operations using natural through real numbers and proficiency in working with percentages, fractions and decimals. 

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femail students working on popsicle bridge

The Middle School science program is designed to encourage wonder, teach scientific skills, and facilitate experiment-based inquiry and the engineering design process.

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Leadership

The Harpeth Hall School's Middle School Leadership Development program is designed to help each student realize and embrace her leadership potential. The program is built around 10 leadership attributes.

World Languages

The Middle School language curriculum seeks to offer a variety of language experiences for fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Students begin their foreign language study in the fifth grade and continue in the sixth grade with a conversation-based program in Chinese, French or Spanish. 

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