We will be hosting an Open House this fall on October 23rd from 1:00-3:00 and on November 9th from 3:30-5:30. These Open Houses provide the opportunity to meet current students, faculty and staff, and our Head of School, John Turner as you tour our 13-acre campus. You will also learn about our rigorous curriculum and…
Why Attend Heronfield Academy?
There is no greater period in the lives of young people than the middle school years.
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.
We’re pleased that your family is considering Heronfield Academy for these critical middle school years.
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, one can feel the energy of a vibrant 13-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. I hope that you will learn more about Heronfield Academy through our website and that we will greet you on our beautiful campus soon.
It’s about character education. Heronfield Academy’s core values are woven into the fabric of our school.
Caring – Caring and kindness are the foundation of our culture.
Celebration – We celebrate differences, risk-taking, effort and achievement.
Diligence – We work carefully and persistently to stretch our abilities, growing through thoughtful effort and habits of the mind.
Honesty – We seek truth and foster honesty as we create and maintain a safe and supportive community for all.
Respect – We actively promote a culture of social awareness and understanding.
A challenging and supportive program designed to meet the needs and opportunities of middle school.
Our academic program is based on Exposing, Exploring and Expanding the minds of middle school youth.
Learning and growing in a supportive and nurturing environment, students develop the habits of mind and personal skills that build a foundation for their success. Under the personal guidance of passionate teachers, Heronfield students embrace the process of learning, open themselves to new challenges, and collaborate with others in seeking and celebrating new growth.
Heronfield Campus Reflections
“We’re very clear about who we are and what we’re about. This is a school where teachers don’t just assign and correct. We get to teach.”
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