What Type of School is Right for my Child?

middle school students studying

“What school is right for my child?” It is a common question. I’ve watched friends grapple with this question for years, but never believed it would be a question my husband and I would be asking. We started our version of this discussion when our son was about to enter eighth grade and we realized […]

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Students Provide Water Filters to Puerto Rico and Learn a Lesson

middle school students meeting

The crisis in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is a horrible tragedy. Many of us listening to the news stories feel helpless as people die and suffer without resources that many Americans take for granted. For middle schoolers this crisis is also a learning opportunity. It is a real life example of how geographic […]

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Internships as a Middle School Science Curriculum

middle school student and teacher looking at microscope

Creating a science curriculum for middle schoolers can be a challenging experience. Much of the material available to teachers is either directed at the elementary or high school levels. Teachers must often choose between childish activities that simply introduce a subject or thick heavy texts that go too heavily into nuanced concepts. Middle schoolers require […]

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Why Is Middle School Important?

Students in a leaf pile.

This is the question two towns in Connecticut are asking themselves right now. Due to funding issues and low enrollment, the communities of Easton and Redding are deciding whether to close their middle schools. If they do, their fifth and sixth graders move to the elementary school while their seventh and eighth graders move to […]

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How to Build Success in a Middle School Wood Shop

student showing off tool box she built in a middle school wood shop

As anyone who has ever visited a middle school wood shop can attest, young adolescents are amazing at starting projects. At Arthur Morgan School, the current contents of project shelf include a half-finished jewelry box, five pieces of miscellaneous cut wood, a large, possibly abandoned sandbox, a small wall of glued-together dowels, and something that […]

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Settlers of AMS: Experiential Education at Work

    Arthur Morgan School is committed to offering its students experiential education. As a school, we offer a number of different art and craft spaces, as well as guided time in our garden and kitchen. By spending time in these areas, students gain skills for self-sufficiency and self-expression. At the same time, students form […]

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