Chatham Middle School
Chatham Middle School is organized into what it calls a "house plan." Each grade level is divided into three groups of students and three teaching teams. The school does this, it says, in order to allow for interdisciplinary approaches, team teaching and common planning time.
The intention, in part, is to allow students to participate in lots of different academic activities so they have a better idea of their interests going forward into high school and beyond. The team teaching is also intended to create a small, intimate atmosphere within the classroom.
Other than that, the school offers lots of extracurricular activities and clubs for its students.
Its principal is Robert Accardi.
- Fax: 973-635-7190
- Number of students: 890
- Public/Private: Public
- Number of faculty: About 80
- Grade levels: Grades 6-8
- Special education: Yes
- Extracurricular activities available: Student play, math league, open gym.
- Student clubs: Battle of the Books, Builders Club, Debate Club, Design and Fashion Club, Games Club, Jazz Band, Kids for World Health, Pro Leaders, Pops Orchestra, Science Club, Student Council, Yearbook.