The Dalton Middle School has developed a program to address the unique academic and social needs of young students during this crucial stage in their development.
It provides a transition from the protective, self-contained classrooms of the First Program to the departmentalized High School. It is a program designed to foster the growing independence of Middle School students. The hallmarks of the Middle School Program include:
A home base within the school community guided by caring, experienced adults. It provides a social environment that is warm, secure, and student-centered (House).
Opportunities for the exploration, development, and expansion of knowledge, skills, and critical thinking capacities while providing for individual interests and talents (Assignment).
Personalized, specific assessment, and evaluation of student work and regular student-teacher conversation ensuring support and feedback (Lab).