Many students survive middle school. Willow students thrive.
Discover a better middle school experience at Willow! Come to our next Middle School Open House on February 1 to see how our unique learning environment creates a positive space that nurtures intellectual, social, and emotional growth in emerging adolescents. Here’s what sets Willow’s middle school apart:
Small School, Big on Community
While small class sizes are a Willow hallmark, our students also belong to the greater school community. Willow’s unique Age 3 through Grade 8 school structure is intentionally designed for middle schoolers to mentor younger students, which builds their leadership skills, confidence, and a strong sense of self. In this environment, every student is known by teachers, administrators, and fellow students—they cannot fade into the background.
Unrivaled School Culture
Willow students are certainly not immune from the struggles of pre-adolescence and adolescence. Our school culture is firmly rooted in the Virtues Program, which emphasizes the daily practice of kindness, respect, courage, compassion, and other attributes. Guided by experienced teachers, Willow students learn to develop and manage successful relationships with classmates and others.
At Willow, Systems Thinking provides our students with a framework to understand complex concepts, while developing key life skills like critical thinking, communication, observation, and analysis. Within this structure is a commitment to student-centered learning, which empowers students to work at their own pace and explore independently. The result: Willow middle schoolers are more engaged learners who are ready by Grade 8 to advocate for themselves in high school and beyond.
Request our Parent’s Guide to Executive Functioning in middle school. We will email it to you immediately.
Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email.