|The Institute for 21st Century Education provides the educational framework for Middle School girls to make the most out of this exciting time in their lives. We combine a strong core curriculum with a broad spectrum of elective classes that allows girls to explore new areas of interest – from financial literacy to forensics, broadcasting to backpacking. Students also may choose topursue their intellectual passions outside of the classroom with the independent-study WEST Fellowship Program. The Science Research & Engineering Program provides the guidance of in-school mentors to help students as they explore real-life scientific issues. And our Middle School foundation emphasizes the importance of philanthropy and service to the larger community.