Middle School is a period of exponential physical, emotional, intellectual, and academic growth. Alongside this growth, many students experience the very real growing pains of navigating such a complex set of changes. Dartmoor’s Middle School program is responsive to the intricate nexus of transitions students undergo as they become young adults. Students gain a deeper understanding of how they learn, as they become increasingly autonomous and self-aware. Students also expand their mastery of core skills, explore key ideas in various academic subjects, engage more deeply in their interests, and begin honing the habits of mind requisite for further study in high school and beyond.