Middle School

Middle School Artists Create Mexican Inspired Tiles

As a celebration of Spanish heritage month this year, BB&N eighth graders examined contemporary expressions of Hispanic culture in Mexican street art. Studying four principal artists, students in Jennifer Ridge’s Middle School Spanish class were inspired to create their own wall tiles in the style of a chosen artist.

A Murderously Fun Middle School Play

Tackling the classic "who dunnit?" theme, this fall's Middle School play featured humor, plot twists, and audience participation.  The play, Exit Stage Death, tells the story of a night at the theater gone dramatically wrong. When a murder occurs, the mystery of who did it takes center stage, with the culprit being determined by the audience itself.

BB&N Freshman Wins National History Bee

In early December, Bradford Kimball '24 became the first BB&N student to win the National History Bee, which was delayed six months this year and held online due to COVID.

On & Off Campus Blog: Latest Posts

On and Off CampusBB&N Alumni/ae Office's weekly blog, features contributions by members of the BB&N community, including the student writing panel, current and past faculty, and alumni/ae. Check out some of the latest posts.

Eighth Graders Celebrate Closing in Drive-Thru Style

With music blaring, balloons and bubbles flying, and celebratory signs galore, BB&N’s eighth graders celebrated Middle School closing in a different (but no less dramatic) fashion this spring. More than 80 students processed through the driveway of 80 Sparks Street in creatively decorated cars to receive their just accolades and acknowledgements for a Middle School journey well traversed.

Media Lunch a Hit at Middle School

When Middle School librarian Christina Dominique-Pierre pitched the idea of hosting a "Media Lunch" once a week in the Middle School learning commons, she wasn't certain how students would respond, but she was hopeful.

MS Delights with "Music Man" Performance

Middle School theater students dialed up their usual magic in the school's annual winter musical last week. Tackling a broadway favorite, The Music Man, students, tech crews, and director Christa Crewdson brought the classic tale to life through delightful acting and song.

Middle School Students Broadcast on Live Radio

In 30 seconds, members of Middle School music teacher Kathi Gellar's History of Rock 'n' Roll class will be DJ'ing their own music program, broadcasting it live into the Somerville, Boston, and beyond. The exciting experience was part of a field trip to the Somerville Media Center...

Sasha Bergmann Offers a Creative Retreat for Ceramics Students

Walking up the Carriage House stairs to the Middle School ceramics studio, one feels as if they are entering a different realm filled with natural light, creativity, and soothing background music. Sasha Bergmann, Middle School ceramics teacher, has created an oasis for her students to explore their creativity and learn new skills.