Middle School

Years 5–8

Guiding Growth Towards Individuality

Our Middle School Program caters for the changing needs of students in these formative years, while easing the transition from primary to secondary school. It covers every delicate and crucial developmental stage while promoting learning, personal growth and self-confidence.

Separate Middle Schools operate for boys and girls at each campus, creating a structure that meets the individual needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent girls and boys. It provides an environment where intellectual risk-taking can occur and optimal academic outcomes can be achieved.

The Middle Schools interact when appropriate through our carefully developed Social Education Program that includes a co-curricular Arts Program, community and academic extension activities.

Entry at Year 7

Turning a Leap into a Step

Students entering Haileybury at Year 7 join a special program designed to ensure a smooth transition. This is particularly important for those who join us from other schools.

To ease the way, we minimise the number of teachers who take each student. At the same time, we introduce trained specialist teachers to help students move beyond the primary school single-teacher classroom experience.

In Year 7, students have a strong relationship with their classroom teacher, who usually teaches them two major academic subjects. Students are expected to display increased independence in managing their school lives.