Roland Park Country School Middle School students are led by a team of teachers who specialize in adolescent female education and know how to encourage each student’s development through a time of great change. We are committed to providing a well-balanced curriculum that includes superior academics and provides opportunities for character development and leadership challenges. We want our students to live healthy, balanced lives, and that starts with an academic program that challenges them deeply while still allowing them to be young adults. Our standards of respect, honesty and encouragement help students learn to be responsible and self-aware members of our collaborative and diverse community.
In the Middle School, students grow and learn in the framework of Four-Dimensional Learning. The first dimension is knowledge. This starts with traditional classes and fact-based knowledge – reading, writing, math, science – and modern knowledge, including STEM, coding, robotics, and sustainability. The second dimension is skill. This emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. The third dimension is character, where we create learning opportunities that develop mindfulness, curiosity, courage, resilience, ethics, and leadership. The fourth and final dimension is meta learning, which focuses on reflection and adaptation. We work with each student to examine her own thinking and adapt to learn in a way that works best for her mind. This results in powerful growth.
The Roland Park Country School Middle School equips each girl for success. Our students celebrate their own strengths as well as those of their classmates because they understand that we’re stronger when we work together. Students enter the Upper School with grit and grace, and they are armed with the skills and understanding that they will need to step into leadership roles, not just for personal gain, but for the greater good. What the world needs is for girls to lead the way.
Middle School Head