Middle School

  • Colt Cup Challenge

    Up to the Challenge: Sustaining Community in a Time of Isolation

    "The crews we put together out of necessity for following COVID guidelines ended up being a really good thing, but at first they felt like a one-room schoolhouse and a little isolating for the students. We wondered we could make that experience one that is rich and fun. TLS has always had a very tight community, so when everyone is confined to a one-room schoolhouse, how do you sustain the broader sense of the whole?" The Colt Cup Challenge--

  • New faculty and staff at The Lexington School

    Welcome, New Faculty and Staff!

    Please give a warm TLS welcome to our new faculty and staff: Alana Stuart, Jo-Ellen Fishback, Lois Babb, Jennifer Jones, David Farmwald, Kylie Russ, Jacob Chen, Morgan Keeler, Sam Bowman, […]

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    Southwest Experience 2019

    DAY EIGHT COMPLETE Pack and Play   There are so many teaching moments on this trip, but one of our favorites is that everywhere you go you can pretty much […]

  • Building Better Biographies and a Bunch of Life Skills Too at The Learning Center at The Lexington School

    Building Better Biographies and A Bunch of Life Skills Too [Video & Photos]

    Remember your first research paper? Hours and hours in the library, toiling over card catalogs and microfiche, scavenging the racks for sources to support your thesis, notecard after notecard written […]

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    Almost Time for Tim

    Is it possible Tim Alford was bound for The Lexington School? It was just a matter of time? After all, he met Mary Bruce Gray ’99 at the University of the South when she was just a Freshman and he was just a Sophomore, and they’ve been together ever since. After all, he wanted to be a teacher and a leader, circuitously finding his way to independent schools via a variety of other institutions. And after all, Tim happens to love Middle Schoolers.

  • STEM at The Lexington School 5th grade science circuitry

    Building the Future One STEM at a Time

    Building creativity, building curiosity, building confidence in STEM...this is not new to The Lexington School. Rather, STEM education has been here all along, and it happens in preschool through 8th grade every single day in classes and throughout the school in ways you might not expect.

  • OAK is The Lexington School's version of Genius Hour.

    Building Passions Out of OAK

    What do we know about construction? There’s a lot of it going on at TLS right now, and it’s not just outside. In sixth grade, constructing projects based upon freeform research on topics of personal interest builds practical learning skills and provides evidence that finding a passion is a fluid endeavor. OAK projects shows kids that building a passion might just be better than following one.

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    TLS Fall Sports Highlight Resilience and Teamwork [Video and Photos]

    “Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi The newspapers and friday night […]

  • Student Tour Guides Show the Way on Prospective Family Day at The Lexington School

    Students Show the Way on Prospective Family Day

    Walk into the Fine Arts wing on November 3rd at 10:00 A.M., and you will see something you don’t see many places–It’s Prospective Family Day, and the kids are running the […]

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    Life is a Kind of Chess. That’s Why We Teach It.

    “The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened […]