The following experts and articles may be helpful to you as you explore independent school education at the middle school level:
Dr. Ned Hallowell, http://www.drhallowell.com/
Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., , a child and adult psychiatrist, is a NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Sudbury, Massachusetts and New York City. He was a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty from 1983 until he retired from academics in 2004 to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books. He has authored eighteen books on various psychological topics, including attention deficit disorder, the power of the human connection, the childhood roots of happiness in life, methods of forgiving others, dealing with worry and managing excessive busyness.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D., http://www.michaelthompson-phd.com/
Michael Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than five hundred schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America,Europe, Africa and Asia.
Dr. Wendy Mogel, http://www.wendymogel.com/
Dr. Wendy Mogel is an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, parenting expert and the author of the New York Times bestselling parenting book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee. Her new book, The Blessing of a B Minus, is about raising teenagers. A popular keynote speaker, she lectures widely at conferences and schools.
Patrick F. Bassett, President, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS): article, Independent School Magazine, “When Parents and Schools Align”