Middle School

Content Knowledge and Character Development

In our Middle School classrooms and beyond, we encourage our students to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and advocate for themselves and others.
Because character—who you are—matters just as much as what you know.
Our students benefit from team-teaching and “looping” with their instructors—a 5th Grade student will have the same instructor for English in 5th Grade, and then also in 6th Grade.

In this academic environment with an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students collaborate with their peers, building confidence in their academic abilities. Students also have the same advisor in 5th-6th and 7th-8th, and such continuity enhances personal connections and student support.

We get it—Middle School is often a time when students experience heightened emotions, complexities, and insecurities. That’s why we’ve designed our curriculum to be motivating, supportive, and nurturing—so that students can express themselves, feel comfortable enough to try something difficult, even when failure is possible.

We’ve found that experiencing failure is often when the most important learning occurs—going through this process helps students understand that when they take charge of their own learning, and their own life, they’ll be prepared for high school, college, and beyond.
Davidson Day School is an independent private school for students 2 years old through 12th grade in the Lake Norman region of Charlotte.