Welcome to OHDS Middle School!
Middle School at OHDS gives students rich opportunities to build independence as they take strong ownership of their learning. In both General Studies and Judaic Studies, students in grades 6-8 hone their academic skills while being challenged to encounter complex ideas, to articulate their thoughts, to collaborate as they solve tough problems and explore and express their unique perspectives.
Middle schoolers play an important leadership role within the OHDS community, planning all-school events, connecting with and supporting younger students and taking advantage of the many opportunities to publicly share their learning.
OHDS middle schoolers know the value of community and are supported to grow in their sense of connection to and responsibility for others, both within the school and as part of the larger world. Middle schoolers benefit from weekly small group advisory meetings that focus on personal reflection, goal-setting and relationship-building. From participation in the school’s sports teams and annual musical theater production to creating the school’s yearbook or participating in the student council (SPLASH), OHDS middle schoolers delight in the chance to bring their unique gifts to the larger community.