Middle Grade Academics

Clinton’s middle grades academic program, regarded for its rigor, is focused on preparing all students for the IB Diploma Programme in 11th and 12th grade.  We support students in preparing for the Extended Essay starting in 6th grade with a scaled down essay of 1,000 words, and we carry this work all the way through to entry into the IB program in 11th grade. Students ultimately complete a 4,000 word research paper, largely independently, by the start of 12th grade. Our students take Regents courses in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades.

We use a programming mechanism called Triple E, which stands for Enrichment, Extended Learning Time, and Electives, to support all students. During this period, students might take creative writing, math challenge, or receive SETSS support.

For details about our curriculum, click here.