Imagine a place designed to capture the wonder of the middle school years, a place where young people grow into their best selves and thrive under the care of teachers and mentors who are dedicated to working with young adolescents. That’s what you’ll find at Heronfield Academy, which has focused exclusively on the middle school student experience since its founding in 2007.
Entering Heronfield’s campus, with its white fences, towering trees, and green lawns, once can feel the energy of a vibrant 12-acre horse farm that has been thoughtfully transformed into classrooms, gathering spaces, creative studios, and a field house, all designed to provide the right mix of authentic learning experiences and opportunities for personal discoveries and community connections.
At Heronfield, we think deeply about the arc of the middle school years, a period of physical, social, and emotional development only matched by the first three years of a child’s life. By dedicating our energies, passions, and resources to students in grades 6, 7, and 8, we are able to take advantage of the ways that young people’s minds are opening and how they are learning to engage with others and with the world around them. Each experience at Heronfield – from new student orientation before the year begins to eighth grade graduation in June – is considered with the student in mind, and we are inspired by the difference that Heronfield makes in the lives of students and their families.
I hope that you will learn more about Heronfield Academy through our website and that we will greet you on our beautiful campus soon. If you are a prospective parent, please contact Kari Schmitz to set up a time for further conversation and perhaps a visit to see our vibrant community in action.