Grade 4/ Grade 5/ Grade 6/ Grade 7/ Grade 8
In the Middle School, our all-girls environment provides an atmosphere of trust and safety, where individuality is nurtured and fed. Our young women are encouraged to think deeply and imaginatively, to be risk-takers, and to build habits that will allow them to reach their highest level of potential. She becomes comfortable with speaking up, and, more importantly, being heard. In a single-sex school, a girl has a wealth of avenues for self-exploration and development. She can comprehend her value and capabilities in ways that have nothing to do with the distractions and pressures that typically come along with a co-educational environment at this age.
Also, at Nashoba Brooks we foster leadership. The Seventh and Eighth Graders assume a great deal of responsibility for their individual learning and contribute to the overall life of the school as its student leaders.
Why Choose an All-Girls School
According to research completed for the National Association of Girls Schools, girls who attend single- sex schools exhibit higher success rates than girls who opt for co-education:
- Higher academic engagement
- Higher academic self-confidence
- Higher confidence in mathematical ability and computer skills
Benefits of a Middle School that is part of Preschool through Grade 8:
Leadership: Students have the opportunity to be a leader of the school and serve as a role model for the rest of the students.
Nurturing environment: By being separated from the distractions of a high school setting, children are allowed to deal with the challenges of adolescence in a safe, caring environment.
Small class size: During this time of change and growth, our small, close-knit community gives early teens the support and nurture that they need.
Confidence: After having developed a strong sense of self at Nashoba Brooks, students are in a good position to help make their own choice on where they go for secondary school. Students are prepared academically, socially, and emotionally not only for their next school, but also for a diverse and changing 21st century world.
*Sac, Linda J., Ph.D., Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College. Las Angelas, CA: The Sudikoff Family Institute for Education & New Media and UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, 2009.