Ranney’s Middle School offers an academically rigorous environment with an intentional support system designed to help students work through challenges, in and out of the classroom, as they prepare for Upper School. Through small class sizes, a daily advisory program, character education, and extensive extra-curricular offerings, our students have a safe environment to challenge themselves each and every day. Our faculty builds lasting relationships with students by serving as advisors, coaches, and activity leaders, providing direction and stability that promote student achievement during adolescence.
Ranney’s curriculum is structured, and our integrated/interdisciplinary approach addresses the needs of every student at all levels of ability, helping to build confidence. We work with each child to develop and define their academic strengths and social skills, assisting them as they grow and mature into students with a love for learning, and addressing the concept that adolescent minds are challenged and strengthened by application, rather than recitation or repetition.
Our Advisory Program pairs each student with a single teacher, with whom they meet two times each school day. Advisors offer parents a partner and contact to work through academic and social/emotional concerns or overall development. Our advisors highlight and reinforce Character Education in the division through the Citizens of the Month Program as well as through themed dialogues, role play, and case studies surrounding the values within our Honor Code, such as respect, tolerance, responsibility, honesty, accountability, and trustworthiness.