Middle School Curriculum

Curriculum 5th-8th

Welcome to Middle School
Mead Hall offers a middle school education and experience that is rigorous, engaging and supportive, providing a strong academic foundation for success in upper school and beyond. Our program encourages excellence in analysis and communication through English Language Arts and emphasizes the development of critical thinking in math and science so that students are truly prepared for our college preparatory program in upper school. We also provide daily time for creativity and the development of self expression each day through our fine arts program: when we offer visual art, band and drama. Robotics, Sacred Studies, Physical Education, and Technology are offered as quarterly rotations.

An Aiken Prep tradition since 1946, students in PK – Grade 12 memorize an age-appropriate speech, poem, or monologue, and recite it in front of their peers.  The opportunity to memorize and recite a selected work increases vocabulary, enhances diction, and strengthens public speaking skills.  The confidence instilled in these students results in poised and articulate adults. Students in Middle and High School compete by grade, and the winners perform in the Declamation Contest Finals in the Aiken Prep Campus Auditorium.