Grades 6 - 8
Middle School is preparation for high school and college. Our students do well when they leave us. TLT middle school graduates attend competitive public, independent, and Catholic high schools throughout New York City, Westchester County and the tri-state area. How do we prepare TLT students?
Our Middle School follows and then enriches the New York State Curriculum. We offer accelerated math classes and students often leave eighth grade ready for 10th grade math. An extended school day (8am - 3:45pm) allows us to enrich our curriculum in many ways. While many schools have cut back on the arts, we provide students with several hours per week of arts including our well-developed dance, drumming, visual arts, drama and sewing programs. The TLT social studies curriculum is enriched by a black studies course. Our Rites of Passage program complements the state Health curriculum to include character development and leadership skills.
We believe exposure is important to student intellectual and social development. For this reason our curriculum includes global and regional field trips. Eighth graders travel abroad as a class during spring break as part of our Global Exposure Program. Seventh graders have a camping excursion and sixth graders travel to the Gullah Islands in South Carolina.
Middle School Required Courses
Students in each grade are required to take the following courses:
English Language Arts
Black World Studies
Arts (three areas)
Rites of Passage