The courses of study at the Middle School offer students opportunities for acquiring knowledge necessary to understand man's place in the world. Emphasis is placed on learning through inquiry and verifiable observation, investigation, interpretation, substantiation, and elaboration through pertinent reading. Students will be challenged to think analytically, to use judgment, to search for new answers, and to apply or transfer newly acquired knowledge to various related situations.
Students in the Scarsdale Middle School who are exposed to learning experiences in grades 6, 7 and 8, will learn to develop the intellectual basis and discipline necessary for critical appraisal of everyday problems. They will learn to formulate tentative working hypotheses, to test hypotheses in the light of additional knowledge, to determine what further information is needed to arrive at reasonable conclusions based on all available evidence.
Last Modified on June 22, 2009