Student Leadership starts with training
In a PreK3 through eighth grade program, middle school students are at the top, giving them special opportunities for schoolwide leadership. An important component of the Middle School at Corbett Prep is providing students with the tools they need to be successful leaders and role models when given these opportunities.
Annual Middle School retreats:
- Involve leadership training to focus on students' personal strengths, values, and how to use these attributes to be role models
- Teach students to think strategically and communicate effectively using challenging team games
- Examine and reflect on the variety of personalities on teams to create strategies for working with and leading others in a positive way
Ambassadors prepare with Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman before Admissions Open Houses and other times throughout the school year by practicing how to project confidence, poise, and a positive presence.
Middle School students may volunteer for the Ambassador Program in seventh and eighth grade. They help at the Admissions Open Houses, greeting visitors, leading tours, and fielding questions. They also help at Grandparents' Day and other important school events. These opportunities allow guests to campus to see Corbett Prep through the students' eyes. They also give the students a chance to polish public speaking, leadership, and life skills that are important when they interview at high schools and colleges.
Though a drama, performance, and competition-based elective , Forensics students practice public speaking, projection, and presence as well as work individually and with others in ensembles.
Other Leadership Opportunities:
Middle School Student Council
Athletic team captains
Speakers at all school performances
Middle School “Buddies” at events (Field Days, Young Authors Day, Multicultural Day, etc.)