Middle School Grades 6 - 8


The remaining three years of schooling at Swallowtail create a host of new opportunities for the emerging adolescent. During this time the 12-14 year old awakens to the world with new enthusiasm, and begins making connections to it based on powers of personal judgment. Simultaneously, the adolescent's thinking capacities are ripening from the seeds of a pictorial thought-foundation to the blossoming of conceptual thought. As abstract thinking is born during the middle school years, Swallowtail honors this new thought-life with carefully crafted academic challenges.

Our experiential curriculum expands the imagination, builds philosophical depth, develops astute observation, and creates artistic vision. Throughout the middle school years Swallowtail prepares students for the broader world, gently guiding them towards social, as well as environmental, responsibility.