Middle School Admissions
We invite you to get to know Landon’s Middle School and to begin the application process for the 2013-14 school year.
At Landon, every Middle School student is:
- Challenged academically. In small classes, each Middle School boy has the opportunity to excel. Our goal is to help Middle School boys get organized and learn strong fundamentals that will prepare them for Upper School and college. Boys study one of four languages, including Mandarin Chinese. All are required to participate in both studio arts and performing arts. Learn more about academics at Landon.
- Taught by talented and caring men and women who teach, coach and mentor. Our dedicated faculty choose to teach Middle School boys, and they understand that this is a challenging and changing time for the boys themselves. Each boy has an advisor who is his guide and advocate through the Middle School experience. Learning takes place in the classroom, the art studio and the gymnasium. Meet some Middle School faculty.
- Involved in a breadth of activities. All Middle School students participate in end-of-the day athletes intended to build fitness and specific skills. Boys compete on interscholastic teams, where we stress the importance of sportsmanship. Arts opportunities include two annual plays, produced with girls from Holton-Arms School. Regular Music-Art-Drama (MAD) Day assemblies celebrate artistic achievement. Middle School students also find time to serve others, including mentoring athletes through Special Olympics. Learn more about athletics, the arts, and community service.
- Engaged in a community that lives by a Code of Character. Members of the Student Council and our Prefects visit Middle School to help boys understand two fundamental principles — respect and honesty — which guide our actions. Boys in Form II give a “This I Believe” speech before their Middle School peers. The school is committed to supporting diversity; 28 percent of boys are students of color. Read about Character Education at Landon.
- Given the opportunity to learn in the broader community. Each Middle School student participates in a grade-specific activity that takes them off campus overnight for experiential learning and bonding time with their peers — The Mountain Institute, the Heifer Global Village, Echo Hill. In the spring, students participate in a three-day “mini-mester” that takes advantage of resources available in the D.C. area.
- Part of a brotherhood of Landon Bears who will support him in Middle School and beyond. Our unique eight-day schedule with mid-morning breaks allows time for students and teachers to get to know each other better, as well as to engage in clubs or service opportunities. Boys are members of Bear Teams, made up of students from each grade, who participate in games throughout the year.