Curriculum

We believe that our curriculum should help students develop intellectual abilities and interests, social awareness, personal competencies, and a code of ethics. Hence, students explore courses in a variety of areas. The sequence of course requirements provides a balance between gaining a solid knowledge and learning foundation, exploring a wide range of inter-connected subjects, and obtaining needed skills for success in high school, college, and careers. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a wide range of opportunities and experiences, expanding their neurological capacity for life.

Explore our East Campus Curriculum

Additional Departmental Information

Math

View our Math Sequence.

World Language

In accordance with Brentwood School's Diversity Mission Statement and Statement of Purpose, world language students will acquire and employ critical and creative thinking skills to engender curiosity, act ethically, and shape a future with meaning. Written and spoken language is an integral communication tool that allows students to begin the process of acquiring cultural competency. In recognition of their responsibility as global citizens, students will develop empathy, respect, and appreciation for diverse cultures within their immediate community and abroad.

Electives

Courses in the arts offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to engage in the creative process. Some courses require preparation in the form of prerequisites; some do not. Students develop their artistic and creative selves by choosing from among many semester and year-long performing arts, and visual arts offerings. In order to participate in Jazz Band, Orchestra, Rhythm Section Workshop, Dance Company, and Theater Company, students are required to already have a strong proficiency, and must audition.

Students must take at least two semesters of the arts (minimum one visual, and one performing), and at least one oratory course (public speaking or debate) during their time in the Middle School. Additional offerings may be used to fulfill the remaining two semester electives.


Performing Arts Electives
(one semester required)

Dance Company* (year)
Drama (semester)
Jazz Band* (year)
Movement (semester)
MS Singers* (semester)
Music 101 (year)
Music 102* (year)
Orchestra* (year)
Rhythm Section Workshop* (year)
Theater Company* (year)

Visual Arts Electives
(one semester required)

Digital Art (semester)
Filmmaking (semester)
Mixed Media Studio (semester)
Sculpture (semester)
Studio Art (semester)

Oratory Electives (one semester required)

Debate (semester)
Public Speaking (semester)

Additional Electives

Creative Coding for Your World (fall semester)
Robotics Innovation Design (spring semester)
Yearbook (fall semester)

* by audition

Middle School Faculty and Staff

	Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Film & Yearbook, Middle School
Carol Bailey

Carol Bailey

Social Studies, Middle School
Ryan Bailey

Ryan Bailey

Physical Education, Middle School, Head Boys Basketball Coach
Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Music, Middle School
Erik Becker

Erik Becker

Social Studies, Middle School
Jonah Blumstein

Jonah Blumstein

Music, Middle School
Rob Bowie

Rob Bowie

Aquatics Manager; Physical Education, Varsity Swim & Water P
Bryce Brady

Bryce Brady

English & Public Speaking, Middle School
Manoj Choudhary

Manoj Choudhary

Speech & Debate, Middle School
Rebecca Dame-Seidler

Rebecca Dame-Seidler

Visual Art, Middle School
Susan Dickinson

Susan Dickinson

Mathematics, Middle School
Tracy Easley

Tracy Easley

Science, Middle School
Nasrin Farahmand

Nasrin Farahmand

Administrative Assistant to the Director, Middle School
Jake Ford

Jake Ford

Varisty Football Head Coach, Human Development, Middle School
Nora Francis

Nora Francis

Dance & Movement, Middle School
Kimberly Gallant

Kimberly Gallant

Mathematics & Science, Middle School
Cierra Gillard

Cierra Gillard

Spanish, Middle School
Teri Goldman

Teri Goldman

Learning Specialist, Middle School
Ignacio Gonzalez

Ignacio Gonzalez

Visual Art, Middle School
Rachel Gosine-Smith

Rachel Gosine-Smith

Science, Middle School
Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

Social Studies & Public Speaking, Middle School, Social Studies & Public Speaking, Middle School

Brian Hennelly

Interim English, Middle School
Lee Herzog

Lee Herzog

Counselor/Psychologist & Human Development, Middle School
Robert Ingram

Robert Ingram

Latin, Lower & Middle Schools
Bob Kahn

Bob Kahn

Educational Technology Specialist, Middle School
Michael Kalan

Michael Kalan

Mathematics, Middle School

Teresa Kebby

Administrative Assistant Middle School
Michelle Krolikowski

Michelle Krolikowski

English, Middle School
Bob Kundrat

Bob Kundrat

Theater, Middle School
Kristen Letchworth

Kristen Letchworth

Director of Service Learning, Middle School; Summer Programs
Hilda Leung

Hilda Leung

Mandarin Chinese, Lower & Middle Schools

Leonard Magier

English, Middle School
Diane Oliveira

Diane Oliveira

Director, Middle School
Ayana Peters

Ayana Peters

English, Middle School

Paul Radenberg

Physical Education, Middle School
Nicole Ryan

Nicole Ryan

Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, Physical Education, Middle School
Alexis Sall

Alexis Sall

Mathematics, Middle School
Donald Smith

Donald Smith

Assistant Director, Middle School
Charles Solomon

Charles Solomon

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Physical Education Teaching Assistant, Middle School, Physical Education Teaching Assistant, Middle School
Kim Stefanes

Kim Stefanes

Mathematics, Middle School
Van-Anh Tran

Van-Anh Tran

Social Studies, Middle School
Maria Valdes

Maria Valdes

Spanish, Lower & Middle Schools
Tracy Wallace

Tracy Wallace

Human Development, Middle School
Rossana Whitmore

Rossana Whitmore

French, Lower & Middle Schools