Academics

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Start in Middle School

These formative middle school years are the most important and fertile years in a child’s education, and a time when educators guide a child’s trajectory. 

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Teacher working with one student.

Robotics

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Our award-winning Middle School robotics program has won numerous titles including two VEX Robotics Design Awards for their engineering notebook, and the 2018 World IQ VEX Championship Design Award in the science division. In early competition this year, our Middle School team won the Team Champion award for their robot and the Excellence Award for the best robotics program among the schools competing.

Our MS program has a dedicated lab space complete with 3-D printers, computers, iPads, and a full array of traditional construction tools and electronics.

Learn more about our robotics program

Athletics

Physical fitness is one important foundation for a healthy life, and our Middle School students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sports.

The Harvey School has 33 sports teams, including 15 at the varsity level, many of which are coached by Harvey teachers.The school has won 26 sports championships since 2000.

The school’s beautiful 125-acre campus has an ice rink, weight room, fitness center, six tennis courts, athletic center with three gymnasiums, and six athletic fields.

Learn more about Harvey athletics

Middle school students in a soccer game.

The Arts

Middle school students performing a play.

Each year, Harvey students have the opportunity to perform in some of the 10 productions in the black box theater located in The Walker Center for the Arts, the school’s world-class arts facility, where all performing arts classes, concerts, productions, and community performances take place.

Middle School students can choose from 14 electives in the areas of art, music, and performing arts. All our Middle School students are involved in annual performances of The Middle School Showcase and the spring Middle School Theatrical Production.

Learn more about the Arts at Harvey

Languages

All students entering the 6th grade are required to take one year of Latin. The study of Latin has proven to equip students with a strong understanding of vocabulary and language that leads to success in other subjects. 7th and 8th grade students may continue their study of Latin, or move on to study Spanish.

Our Upper School offers the study of Latin, Spanish, and Japanese.

Learn more about our International Program

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Field Trips

Students take several trips during the school year, exploring and discovering the Hudson Valley. They begin with the entire Middle School venturing out to Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, New York, for a day of hiking, climbing, canoeing, and bonding during the first week of classes. Students begin to forge friendships and make connections with their teachers.

Other Middle School trips have included Washington Irving's House, Broadway in NYC, Philadelphia, the Museum of Natural History, and the Liberty Science Center.

8th grade field trip - students gathered around a statue.

Empower Your Child

Middle School is the right time to engage your student in their education.

Academics

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