Middle School (Classes 6-8)
We are here to serve children, and we are here to serve their families. We think about the whole child. One of the ways we do that is by allowing children to try so many different things. We don't put them in a box. Instead, we expect them to challenge themselves.Todd Fawcett
Head of the Middle School
An essential part of the Dexter Southfield experience, the Public Speaking program is designed to build character, confidence, and leadership.
Students meet weekly to practice the fundamentals of public speaking: learning correct posture and stance, the need to speak slowly and eloquently, and the difference between a formal speaking voice and an informal voice. Regular review and repetition build students’ confidence in speaking in front of others—a skill that will serve them well throughout their lives. The annual experience culminates with a public speaking event in front of peers and family.