The Middle School Experience

We encourage students to ask hard questions and dig deeper.

We know that active involvement – intellectual, physical and social – is the key to effective learning.

Confidence and academic capabilities soar when students take on projects that are challenging and require critical thinking. Middle School students build their own mission-driven LEGO robots, explore environmental science of water in ways that are theoretical and practical, and construct their understanding of the atomic model, chemical interactions and the law of physics that govern matter in space. At Poughkeepsie Day School, students are encouraged to think critically, demonstrate their findings and share concepts and ideas in both discussions and presentations.

Constructing Knowledge

At Poughkeepsie Day School, we teach students to be ethical, deep thinkers in a learning environment that is both challenging and joyful. When students are engaged in what they are studying, they make deeper connections and show greater interest in learning.