Middle Schoolers Thrive at Willow!

While Willow students are part of a small class with an optimum student-teacher ratio, they also belong to the greater school community. Every middle schooler is known by faculty members, administrators, and students across every grade. Moreover, our students cannot fade into the background as is the case in many large middle schools.

Students who enter Willow at middle school quickly discover that the community expects them to participate, engage, and contribute. By the time our students reach Grade 8, they have led Morning Gatherings, initiated multiple service projects, and presented evidence-based research projects to the school community. In their final year at Willow, our highly capable students can tackle enormous challenges and opportunities and are fully prepared to advocate for themselves in high school and beyond.

Other unique qualities that set us apart from other middle schools include:

  • Our middle schoolers get to assume leadership roles by serving as mentors to younger students, and assuming true responsibility for Service Committees.
  • Our Virtues Program sets the standard and guides the daily practice of kindness, respect, courage, compassion, and other attributes that we all live by.
  • Our comprehensive middle school Curriculum helps students excel academically and prepares them for life beyond middle school.


Applications received by February 1 for the 2021-2022 school year will be notified in a first round of acceptances in early March. Use the form to start a conversation with us or jump straight to The Standard Applications Online.

Let’s Start a Conversation

Interested in learning more about our middle school program? Please submit the form below and our Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen will connect with you.

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Teaching Self Advocacy for Middle Schoolers

Can your middle schooler speak up for himself? This guide covers the essential tools students need to self-advocate in middle school and beyond. Request the guide now!

Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email.

Apply Fall 2023