Middle School elective courses this year include an arts class focused on creativity and mindfulness.

After starting the class period with a relaxing meditation, seventh- and eighth-graders explore individual creative projects with faculty guidance, including drawing and collages, computer animations, song writing, and filmmaking.

Each week, the class presents their progress to each other in a group meeting.

“It’s very individually driven so the students feel the ownership of creating something on their own,” teacher Peggy Bergin said.

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