This fall, Trinity-Pawling will open the doors of Hastings dormitory to an eager group of 8th grade boarders. The 2018-2019 academic year marks the inaugural year of a dedicated 8th grade boarding program as an extension of our already transformational Middle School day curriculum. The Middle School curriculum at Trinity-Pawling is built on five themes that help boys gain a deeper understanding of their self-awareness, creativity, character and honor, and their place in an ever-changing world. The small classes allow teachers to get to know the real boys, as they guide them on a journey of self-discovery to uncover their gifts and talents, and lay the foundation for future success.
Students in the 8th grade will be engaged in a dynamic and comprehensive boarding school experience. Young scholars will immerse themselves in the boarding program and take part in a selection of vigorous activities that allow the boys to experiment and explore—arts & innovation, science & math, and cultural field trips. Boys will also be able to benefit from an array of athletic opportunities, including access to higher-level competition if appropriate. The 8th grade boarding program is developmentally appropriate, individualized, and intentionally designed to nurture Middle School boys in preparation for the Upper School.
Several additional, individualized Residential Life requirements will be expected of our 8th grade boarding students throughout the course of the day, which are intended to help our younger students find greater success and instill the habits found in our most successful Upper School students. This Middle School boarding program is a confidence builder—our 8th grade boys will be prepared for leadership by their Upper School mentors; learn to problem solve and think critically by being encouraged to experiment; and build character by having role models and teachers who are versed in the needs of Middle School boys.
Trinity-Pawling’s Middle School students have access to all of our Upper School facilities, including our Arts Center, the Center for Learning Achievement, and all athletic facilities. Boys will fine-tune their tech skills by using Chromebooks and taking classes on applied technology. A focus on study skills such as note taking, time management, and test preparation will get students ready for success in the Upper School and beyond.
If you know a boy who would be a great fit for the 8th grade boarding program at Trinity-Pawling, contact JP Burlington at 845-855-4825.