While intentionally designed to challenge our youngest students, our Middle School program allows them to explore, discover, and cultivate new interests. During school hours, our "cellphone-free" policy promotes complete focus on academics, appropriate social development, and full immersion in our Knox Community. After school, Middle School students participate in enrichment programs to learn organizational and study skills and get a start on the day's homework. Although the day is long, it is structured, fulfilling and productive.
A Day in the Life of a Middle School Boarding Student
A Knox tradition. Morning meeting in the gym. Our student council president runs the meeting. We hear announcements from students and teachers about what's coming up. Today is my friend's birthday, so a bunch of us went up and wished her HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Then the whole student body and faculty sang "Happy Birthday" to her. It's a Club B day, so the rest of the period we played Ping Pong in Tuck (our student commons).
Tori '21 and Melody '21, who starred as Miss Adelaide and Sarah Brown in our middle school production of Guys and Dolls JR, work in the library with two of our ChromeBooks.
Isaiah '20 speaks to his fellow classmates at the Middle School "Moving Up" Ceremony on the quad in front of Houghton Hall.
Knox middle school students compete in the Lego Robotics competition.
Knox middle school students explore other cultures through hands-on learning exercises.