Greetings, Middlebridge Family and Friends-

It’s daffodil season in Rhode Island. 

Why is this a big deal? Because we all know that those first hardy green daffodil shoots on campus mean that winter is almost over, and spring is on the way. And while fall might be my favorite season, spring is the most beloved season for our students. Teachers throw open the windows in the castle and classes pick warm days to meet outside on brick patios or in the outdoor classroom. Narragansett beach walks offer less biting winds and better waves for the Surfing Club. Volleyball and Golf teams practice in the lengthening afternoon light. Brickley’s reopens for the first scoops of my favorite pistachio ice cream.

Of course, we’re not quite at the start of the spring season, but there is so much excitement to carry us through the tail end of winter. Our senior class is doing the work of weighing their options of college and postsecondary placement, choosing the right individual next step with the same care their parents and families utilized to choose Middlebridge. Our undergraduate students are working their way through rigorous academic self-assessment before our Spring Family Weekend, weighing the progress they have made towards their learning and classroom goals and considering what they want to prioritize until the end of the year. New electives like Spring Theater and Tech Production have begun to meet, while year-long groups like Student Council plan some of the last community-wide spirit events of the year. And today, the MBS Boys Varsity Basketball team will face off in the finals of the Coastal Prep League for a home game in our very own gym. Faculty and students have been busy this week making signs and generally getting ready to cheer on the team, no matter the outcome of the game. 

In short, it’s a vibrant season on campus, and that was before we officially opened the doors of our Performing Arts Center for Social Emotional Intelligence.

I hope you have all had a chance to check out photos of the new Performing Arts space. It is a beautiful building that is already transforming our campus map and our students’ holistic experience. More importantly, I hope you continue to follow the Middlebridge community to see the talent shows, improv performances, professional development opportunities, and community speaking engagements to come. The Performing Arts Center, and the Gym and Wellness Center before it, are evidence of what this community can achieve when we work together. In return, we look forward to continuing to give our students opportunities to shine while also giving back to the educational community and sharing our faculty and program expertise.

We are thrilled to return to a healthy season of community-wide campus events. This spring marks our 15th graduating class, and your student alums have already been invited to join us for the annual Alumni Breakfast and to support and celebrate the Class of 2023. We hope to see many of their faces (and many of yours) at graduation in Narragansett this spring.

For now, take moments throughout the year to celebrate with us (follow us here and here for a glimpse of campus life), check in and let us know how you and your family are doing, and support the Owls community.


John J. Kaufman and the Middlebridge Faculty

Middlebridge School: Program Updates

& Reasons to Celebrate

Grand Opening: New Performing Arts and Social Emotional Intelligence (SEI) Center Is Now Open!

The Middlebridge Performing Arts and Social Emotional Intelligence Center is officially open and in use. We were thrilled to open the doors and host our first official student event in this beautiful space, the 2023 Student Talent Show.

Original songs, saxophone styling, classical cello, hip-hop mastery, and soaring solos filled the stage as we saw a bit of everything from our incredibly talented Owls. We are so excited to have a formal space for our beautifully talented Owls to Shine.

Stay tuned for pictures of our ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for Family Weekend this Spring.

MBS Boys Basketball Advance to the Finals!

Fly, Owls, Fly! Congratulations to the Middlebridge Boys Basketball team! Our Owls are advancing to the finals after a win against Oxford this week. Support our Owls this Friday at HOME and join us to cheer them on. Or, watch the live stream on our YouTube channel!

Shoutout to Jack G. (Class of '23, seen here), who recently passed the previous record holder, alumni Brage G., on the Owls ALL TIME SCORING LIST!

Winter Weekend Outings &

Looking Towards the Future

The Owls were thrilled to have a trip out to Wachusett for some late winter skiing. After a (*knock on wood*) relatively mild winter, it was a treat to get out and see some snow.

After noticing green grass cropping up underneath melting snow, we have realized... ski season is almost over. Our Owls enjoyed trying to squeeze in as many runs as possible as they hit the slopes earlier this month.

While we are sad to see winter go, we are excited about the prospect of green grass, continued growth, and springtime. The countdown to graduation is officially on!

15 Years of #MiddlebridgeThrowbacks

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