Grade 6

Grade 6 marks an important transition for students ― into Middle School. Students spread their wings by moving beyond a single classroom into different learning spaces like science labs. As they enter this new and exciting phase, students take on a larger course load, become more independent, and begin to explore their passions and interests with greater focus.

Dwight launched a leadership program for students in grades 6, 7, and 8, which took shape in a variety ways for each grade level. Sixth graders were challenged to improvise and collaborate on a special dinner for their parents. Click here to learn more about this unique project!

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A Tradition of Leadership

Inside the Classroom

You might find our Grade 6 students:

  • Starting the year with an overnight class orientation and bonding trip to the Catskills
  • Creating 3-D models of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Design class, while simultaneously studying ancient civilizations in Social Studies
  • Collaborating with peers at Dwight’s global campuses
  • Reaching new levels in math at their own pace with adaptive learning platforms
  • Volunteering in a Central Park Conservancy project in connection to their Research class and as part of their community service day
  • Performing science experiments to determine the difference between chemical and physical changes

Curriculum Guide 



Ron Posner

Head of Middle School
212.724.6360 x295

Shelby Berry

Associate Head of Middle School,
Global Curriculum Director
212.724.6360 x318

Contact Admissions

Call Admissions:
212.724.6360, option 3 or extension 201


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