Grade 8

Students in grade 8 become leaders of Middle School and draw on the skills they have learned to take greater intellectual risks and explore their passions and interests with increasingly greater focus. In this last year before High School, students complete an independent research project and are more reflective.

Apply to grade 8 

Inside the Classroom

You might find our Grade 8 students:

  • Designing their own controlled physical science experiments in the study of the scientific method, and making a 3-D movie of the design and testing process
  • Solving quadratic and rational equations, and using algebra to analyze patterns in a personal area of interest
  • Meeting a lobbyist and Congressional staffer during the grade-wide trip to Washington, DC
  • Advancing philosophical inquiry skills in contemporary civilization class
  • Using the design cycle of investigating, planning, creating, and evaluating to solve problems in technology class

Curriculum Guide 



Ron Posner

Head of Middle School
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Shelby Levin

Associate Head of Middle School,
MYP Coordinator
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Contact Admissions

(212) 724-6360 x748

Grades K-12 
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Admissions Team

Maryll Spahn

Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Liliana Rodriguez

Co-Director of Admissions,
Grades K-8

Melissa Andolina

Assistant Director
& Enrollment Manager,
Grades K-12

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