Gatewood's Middle School consists of grades six through eight. Because these are important transitional years for students, the curriculum and other activities are designed for the special needs of young adolescents. Teachers who are specialists in this age group continue the close contact of the younger years while encouraging students to become accountable for their individual decisions. In addition to the core subjects of English, mathematics, social studies, and science, Middle School students enjoy a variety of enrichment courses, including computer, Spanish, physical education and Bible classes. Small class size allows students to participate in a variety of exciting trips and activities that combine academic skills as well as providing opportunities for positive social interaction. Trips include a tour of the NASA space center in Huntsville, an environmental and historical tour in Savannah, and a four-day trip to Washington, D.C. They also attend several plays in Macon, Madison, and Atlanta. The Middle School formalizes the traits of trust, respect for the property of others, and integrity begun in the Lower School with the implementation of the Honor Code. In choosing Gatewood for the middle school years, a parent can be certain that teachers are cooperatively creating the kinds of learning experience that encourage excellence and that the fundamental traits of a mature, independent young person will be emphasized.