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.

Peek 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
  • Volunteering in a Central Park Conservancy mulching project as part of their community service morning

Explore the Curriculum

Click here to view the Curriculum Guide for the Middle Years program.

Meet the Faculty

Coming soon!


Ron Posner
Head of Middle School
(212) 724-6360 Ext 295



Maryll Spahn 
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


 Liliana Rodriguez  
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


Beth Carey
Assistant Director
Grades 7-12


Elizabeth Katz
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades 7-12


Melissa Andolina
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager, K - 12
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207