Each Middle Grades Partnership program is wholly designed by teachers from a Baltimore City public school and its partner private school. Because students differ from site to site, programs do too. But all Middle Grades Partnership programs—designed to stimulate, not remediate—embody these principles:
Curiosity, teamwork and invention propel this STEM-focused and inquiry-based partnership. Through engaging Design Thinking challenges, or activities where students are presented with a design problem to solve. The students research, design, build, test prototypes and redesign. They solve authentic problems and produce meaningful results.
In addition to Middle Grades Partnership’s core focus on algebra, writing and reading, this partnership engages students in:
“I liked meeting new people like the students at Hamilton. I enjoyed hanging out with them and spending time with them.”
Calvert School will start it’s program with a new partner, Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, this summer.