FORM I (SEVENTH GRADE) IS MUCH MORE THAN CHOOSING A LANGUAGE TO STUDY OR TAKing ALGEBRA. IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR IN OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL. EDUCATION IN FORM I EXTENDS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM TO INCLUDE APPROPRIATE GOAL SETTING, UNDERSTANDING IDENTITY, LEARNING ABOUT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, AND FINDING YOUR PASSION. OUR MIDDLE GRADE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL WORKS TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR BOYS TO LEARN BY DOING AND BUILD A PROCESS OF GOOD DECISION MAKING SKILLS.
Form I begins with an overnight trip to South Mountain YMCA just outside Reading, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this trip is to explore the themes of teamwork, goal setting, and decision-making and helps set the tone for the rest of the year. During the trip, we encourage the boys to challenge themselves, take risks, and show courage in their decisions.
For many, it is a highlight of the shared middle school experience. Form I is a year when most of our boys learn who they are and where they fit in our school. Our role is to assist them in finding their voice as well as listening to each other. We teach them more than just English, math, history, science, and languages. We teach them to be thoughtful, kind, and giving young men as we prepare them for life. We help them find out who they are and where they fit in their world.
As part of Middle School Xcursion Days, during which faculty and students delve into passion projects, students created a documentary of Crosman Hall, the Middle School that stood on Haverford's campus from 1957-2019. Learn more about our new Middle School >