Research indicates that students from ages 9-13 are confronted with daily challenges to their sense of self-worth, self-image, and place in community. At Rutgers Prep, we identify opportunities for our students to locate positive experiences that assist them in their self-discovery while developing and practicing productive, effective habits for college and for life. With the small classes and real-world diversity in our Middle School, students learn how to be confident leaders in their community.
Middle School students in grades 6 through 8 take five core academic courses: study of the Humanities via explorations in English and History, Mathematics, Science, and World Language. Coursework is rigorous and creative; with a focus on skill development and analytical thinking. To enrich daily student learning, academic courses are balanced with Music, Physical Education, and elective courses.
All Middle School students take music class as part of their core schedule. Students may choose between Band, Choir, or Orchestra. Music classes practice songs for both pleasure and performance. Twice a year, students participate in concerts for parents and family members.