Curriculum

ESMS ACADEMIC PROGRAM

  

During their three years at East Side Middle School, students engage in an intensive study of mathematics; earth, life and physical science; Spanish foreign language, and humanities (which includes history, social studies, reading all forms of literature, and fiction and non-fiction writing).  In addition, our students receive instruction in physical education, fine art, dance, theater and playwriting. Students engage with faculty members in weekly advisory sessions, with a particular focus on building personal resiliency.

Beyond this solid foundation of primary coursework, every trimester students are asked to select an elective study for one period per week. They may select an activity in which they already excel or one that peaks their interest. Elective courses explore wide-ranging subjects such as computer programming, robotics, the cosmos, classic film and television history, artistic endeavors like knitting or embroidery, and recreational activities from advanced hip hop to zumba to soccer.  Here is a peek at our Elective Catalogue Cycle I  for 2016-17.