Form III

Developmentally, Form III is a magical year that marks a transition from learning particular skills to using those skills to learn about ideas. Students in Form III develop a social interest in group work and cooperative play, changing the algorithms of both the classroom and the playground, and learning to manage the give-and-take of interpersonal relationships through an expanding interest in collaboration, and the growth of metacognition and self-awareness. Students in Form III are ready to tackle all sorts of new challenges in their enthusiasm for the larger world opening up to them.

Form III teachers celebrate the imagination and enthusiasm characteristic of their students even as they challenge them to dive deeper in their inquiries. Girls are pushed to reflect on ideas rather than merely coming up with simple responses to questions. Woven into every school day are opportunities to become critical thinkers, to reach for more complex and nuanced understanding, and to navigate the world with confidence and calm.