Make it fun, make it real, make it active—that’s the way we do things in the Derryfield Middle School.
For many children, the middle years are a crucial period for developing a lifelong love of learning. Housed in its own building linked to the Upper School, the Middle School is a haven for young learners. Tailoring their classes to the needs of individuals and to the class as a whole, teachers are given considerable autonomy. It’s a safe and exciting learning environment that is part fun, part serious, and always active. Our professional teaching staff stays up to speed on the latest teaching developments; materials are updated regularly and shared with the aim to inform, inspire, and excite teachers and students alike.
In all disciplines, the middle school courses focus on skill acquisition. Coursework progresses from the concrete to the abstract as a student moves from sixth through eighth grade. Dedicated Derryfield teachers make themselves fully present in their students’ classes and their lives to challenge, nurture, and support them as they navigate the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual challenges of early adolescence.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.