It is easy to find examples of joy and authentic learning in Hamlin’s Middle School. Peek into any classroom or corner of campus, and you will see effervescent students engaged in all kinds of robust independent and collaborative work, pushing themselves to master new skills, lifting each other up as they explore new ideas together, and figuring out who they are as learners.
As much as I love to see students engaged in activities in the classroom, some of my favorite moments are when I happen upon students in the hallway on the way to another class or taking a break at lunch or recess, continuing a fierce debate about current events or comparing strategies for a particularly tricky math problem. The deep excitement and enthusiasm they feel for learning is inspiring to witness.
Hamlin is a school where teachers know students as whole children and teach them with intentionality, expertise, and care. Our integrated social emotional learning (SEL) program provides students with opportunities to develop the self-awareness, social awareness, and decision-making skills that help them build healthy relationships now and over the course of their lives.
We know that Middle School is a critical time for girls, one in which they need to receive positive messages that help them recognize their self-worth, claim their strengths, and build their confidence, while also encouraging them to stretch themselves as scholars and leaders. The experienced Middle School faculty finds this balance for each child, ultimately preparing every student to graduate from Hamlin with the academic, social, and emotional skills to successfully continue on the path of lifelong learning.
As Middle School Division Head, I am amazed every day by the dedication, creativity, and energy that our students, faculty, and staff bring to school. I invite you to come visit our extraordinary community and experience the liveliness and dynamism that fill our classrooms and hallways. We look forward to welcoming you!
Middle School Division Head