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Middle School Highlights

Select a post to learn more detail about student life in Grades 6-8

Curriculum-Based Trips

Each grade at St. Patrick's has a signature trip aligned with the middle school curriculum.

Grade 6

Grade 6 students spend three days at the Echo Hill Outdoor School. They study Chesapeake Bay ecology as a complement to their science work. They also experience plenty of thrills and opportunities for bonding outside the classroom, including a giant swing and an evening beach cookout.

Grade 7

Grade 7 students embark on a “More Perfect Union” trip, travelling to Harpers Ferry to experience the history they have learned about in the humanities classroom. Diving into key events in the years leading up to the Civil War, they then travel to Antietam and Gettysburg.

Grade 8

The Grade 8 year culminates in a trip to sites integral to the historic Civil Rights Movement. Students visit museums and historic sites in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Atlanta, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the 16th Street Baptist Church, the Edmund Pettus bridge, the Civil Rights Memorial, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Graduation & Next Steps

Growing Up & Moving OnThe final year of Middle School is both exciting and emotional.

Secondary School Placement: 

Our students are exceptionally well-prepared for success in high school and beyond.

With an array of top secondary school choices available to them and the support of our experienced Placement Team to guide them and their families, our graduates are poised to make their mark on a wider world.

Support & Guidance

St. Patrick’s provides substantial assistance for parents and students in high school placement. More information about the process and its outcomes may be found on the High School Placement section of our website.