What is the Junior School?
The 7th and 8th grades comprise our middle school at Hopkins, which we call the Junior School or "J-School."
J-School is a small, comfortable neighborhood within the Hopkins campus community where our youngest students learn from teachers who are both experienced educators and compassionate people who understand how to help students reach for more.
There are no boundaries between 7th and 8th graders. They know each other by name and are part of the same close-knit, independent school environment. Shared spaces and experiences create a culture of support and acceptance that allows academic, athletic, social and emotional challenges to be met and overcome. J-School sets in motion everything a middle school child needs to succeed at Hopkins.
Junior School Activities
Junior School activities meet on Wednesdays during activity period. There are three 8-week sessions during the academic year. Students will take Healthy Body, Healthy Mind for one of those 8-week sessions and will rank their choices for what activities they do for the other two sessions. They attend the same activity for 8 consecutive weeks. Additionally, students may participate in Science Quiz Bowl or Math Counts, which are both after school activities and begin in the Fall.