Middle School

Browning’s Middle School fosters an environment where young boys can step confidently from childhood toward adolescence. A developmentally appropriate curriculum, a dedicated faculty committed to boys, and a well-managed advisory program guide students with a variety of strengths toward self-reliance and a sense of responsibility. A community committed to our mission, we strive to cultivate in young men the habit of self-reflection essential to a life of integrity. Blending rigor, structure and reflection, our program presents students myriad ways in which to pursue excellence in the core academic classes, in the arts, on the athletic field, and through commitment to a wide range of extracurricular activities. In classrooms, Middle School boys refine essential skills, build upon their prior knowledge and test their wings as critical thinkers by accepting invitations to pose challenging questions about their world. Communication skills, literacy immersion and development of a sound writing style are also paramount to the curriculum. Rich programs in the visual arts, music and technology round out this balanced introduction to the liberal arts. Various class trips in and out of Manhattan further expand the curriculum. At heart, however, the boy himself is the curriculum at Browning. Nurturing lifelong learners who possess the capacity to build healthy relationships with others is our mission.

Christopher D. Dunham
Head of the Middle School