Middle School Curriculum
Walker's Middle School program is designed to foster a love of learning and to provide opportunities for girls to expand their unique talents (and even discover some they didn’t even know they had), explore new ideas, and develop the creativity and higher-order thinking skills needed to succeed in secondary school.
At The Ethel Walker Middle School, the visual and performing arts are considered core academic subjects. Girls dominate class discussions without social distractions. A girl who excels in math has the opportunity to accelerate, taking Algebra I, Geometry or even Algebra II. A student adept at a specific language may take Upper School level courses in that language.
English, Ancient and Modern Cultures, U.S. History, Math, Foreign Language, Ecology, Human Biology and Earth Science, and Visual and Performing Arts form the core of the Middle School curriculum. The emphasis is on project-based interactive learning that is one of collaboration between students and teachers. Math courses are differentiated, offering sections in Math Fundamentals, Pre-Algebra and Algebra in a project-based setting.