Intermediate School: Grades Five and Six
Lane Hall houses Ashley Hall's Intermediate School - a two-year program of instruction deliberately designed to prepare girls for the academic and social rigors of the college preparatory curricula they will encounter in grades 7-12. The Intermediate School is unique and allows Lane Hall faculty to work closely and collaboratively to help students develop appropriate study habits and practices which are the foundation for all successful academic endeavors. The school's limited size ensures that teachers are able to provide differentiated instruction that draws on individual student's strengths and addresses individual needs both for enrichment and guidance.
During their Lane Hall years, girls learn to ask "Why?" and to apply critical thinking skills to increasingly complex and abstract concepts. Students are taught through cross-curricular exercises to pay attention to cause and effect and to apply analytical thinking skills to all academic subjects, including the humanities and language arts, math, science, foreign language and technology. Instruction in the core subject areas is complemented by physical education, wellness, music and the arts. Meanwhile, academic study is supported by a variety of related experiential learning opportunities. Students must use reflection, critical analysis, and synthesis of knowledge to make logical conclusions about their experiences, reinforcing what they learn in the classroom.