A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine
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Core Skills for Boys in Middle School

What are the skills every boy in middle school should learn? At Eaglebook, we believe in the list below. 
Faculty members at Eaglebrook School are committed to teaching middle school-aged boys the skills they will need for the rest of their lives, and they are able to do that in an environment that is beautiful, comfortable, and safe. In the classroom, the dormitory, the dining room, the sports field, and in all other areas of school life, Eaglebrook School seeks to foster and teach middle school aged boys the following core skills.

List of 8 items.

  • The Skills of Self-Advocacy and Accountability

    • Ability to develop one's passions and interests
    • Ability to understand type of learner one is
    • Ability to seek out additional help
    • Ability to modify approach to situation in keeping with one's learning style
    • Ability to take responsibility for one's actions
  • The Skills of Understanding Information

    • Ability to read information
    • Ability to take notes effectively
    • Ability to conduct research
    • Ability to listen effectively
    • Ability to use technology appropriately to gather information
  • The Skills of Communicating Information

    • Ability to write effectively
    • Ability to speak effectively
    • Ability to listen effectively
    • Ability to use technology appropriately to communicate
  • The Skills of Critical Thinking

    • Ability to listen effectively
    • Ability to analyze information
    • Ability to judge validity of information
    • Ability to use creativity and imagination
  • The Skills of Self-Expression and Creativity

    • The ability to connect and express ideas in unique ways
    • The ability to speak and write of feelings and emotions
    • The ability to use a variety of media to show ideas and emotions
    • The ability to solve problems with imagination and creativity
  • The Skills of Organization and Time Management

    • Ability to maintain an organized academic life
    • Ability to put plans and guidelines into action
    • Ability to maintain an organized extracurricular life
    • Ability to use study time effectively
    • Ability to use technology appropriately for organization
  • The Skills of Citizenship

    • Ability to work and collaborate as part of group
    • Ability to appreciate and respect differences
    • Ability to understand the connectedness of the world
    • Ability to act as a responsible cyber citizen
  • The Skills of Healthy Living

    • Ability to maintain a good diet
    • Ability to practice cleanliness and hygiene
    • Ability to get proper rest and exercise
    • Ability to manage stress
Read about the Values that are central to community life of students and faculty at Eaglebrook

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If you are interested in applying to Eaglebrook, please visit www.eaglebrook.org/apply to begin the process.