Stevenson School's middle division provides families with the following resources designed to support student's academic and social-emotional success.
- Materials & Supplies List
- Middle Division Pirate Planners
- School Policies
- Uniform Specifications
The Stevenson School library is a comprehensive system spanning two campuses, designed to introduce students to the world of reading and research and to instill in them a delight in learning as they reach for academic success. To visit the online library, click here.
The cost of all required materials and supplies is included in tuition. During the first week of school, middle division students will receive materials that include:
- Binder paper
- Composition books
- Dance uniforms (leotards, tights, jazz pants, and appropriate shoes)*
*These materials will be distributed to students in September. Grade 8 students are required to use graphing calculators. Student accounts will be billed for this item, only. If textbooks, calculators, or any elements of the dance uniform are lost, families are responsible for replacement.
Students are expected to have personalized items such as:
- A Globe-Weis® Fabric Poly expanding letter file available at Amazon.
- Highlighters, pencils, pens, and sharpies
- Pencil cases
- Metal mess kit for use on Age of Sail and Science Camp (a sleeping bag and a metal mess kit that includes: an 8-12 inch plate or bowl, cup for hot/cold drinks, and silverware).
Part of academic success is organization. Students receive a plan book called the Pirate Planner in which they maintaining a written record of all school assignments. It is important for both parents and teachers to periodically check student plan books to make sure that they are being used effectively.
The computer use component of Community Citizenship helps students form healthy and informed perspectives on using digital tools in order to become contributing citizens who make ethical and responsible choices honoring their identities and the beliefs of others. Students explore themes of digital safety and security, search and research, kindness and respect, digital footprint, creativity, and screen time. Students receive an orientation or a refresher on computer use and Stevenson’s computer use policy. They learn about care and handling of their laptops; participate in keyboarding instruction and practice using the Herzog System of Keyboarding; practice formatting, naming, saving and organizing documents; create bookmarks; learn email etiquette and new tools in Canvas and Google Docs; and learn and practice MLA formatting, digital citizenship and internet safety through discussions, games, and interactive activities. Digital Passport and Interland are two of the sources of information used for this essential exploration. Topics range from a student’s digital footprint, to how to avoid phishing, to a healthy use of screen time. Students also learn how to change settings on their laptops to minimize distractions such as pop-ups, messaging, and volume controls. Middle grade students engage in an ongoing dialogue with their teachers and peers about what is working and what is not, and support is provided to work through tech challenges.
Please see our technology pages for additional information about computer use at Stevenson.
To provide differentiated instruction that meets needs of individual students, the middle division provides additional training, materials, and coaching to support teachers’ and parents' ability to understand, prepare for, and accommodate all learners. To learn more, visit the Philosophy and Support Page.