Confidence, character, and a love for learning grow day by day in Ensworth’s Middle School, which consists of grades six through eight. In close partnership with families, teachers work to understand, guide, challenge, and nurture their students as the students learn to think creatively and work cooperatively and independently. The Middle School math curriculum is a traditional program where teachers assist students in the transition from concrete to abstract thinking. Critical thinking and problem-solving are fundamental to the study and development of all concepts. In 6th grade, students work towards mastery of basic operations of fractions and decimals and are introduced to the pre-algebra topics of integers, ratios, proportions, and percent. In 7th grade, the graphing calculator is introduced, and students study pre-algebra, focusing on the mastery of operations within the set of real numbers and developing a deeper understanding of proportional relationships, plane and solid Geometry, percent, and statistics. In 8th grade, most students study Algebra I where basic concepts are presented including solving, graphing, and writing linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, polynomial operations and factoring, systems, and rational expressions. Algebra I is also offered to 7th-grade students demonstrating readiness. In each grade, an honors-level course is offered.
Ensworth is a kindergarten through twelfth grade, coeducational independent school. The School promotes academic excellence and inspires students to be intellectually curious, to use their talents to the fullest, to be people of integrity, and to be contributors to society. Located on two campuses in Nashville, Tennessee, Ensworth enrolls approximately 1,140 students and serves families in more than 50 zip codes. Ensworth is recognized among the leading independent schools in the nation. The school’s challenging academic program is embedded in a culture of support and encouragement and reflects a commitment to the core skills of observation, collaboration, communication, analysis, questioning, evaluation, and most importantly, the application of knowledge. Graduates have the adaptability, resilience, and resourcefulness necessary for success in the 21st century and are not only prepared to meet the demands of the future but are also imbued with a sense of purpose and service to others. Ensworth School is an extraordinary place to work and seeks employees who are passionate about learning and motivated by the opportunity to awaken that passion in students.