classroom based model
A successful school experience goes well beyond academics. In addition to acquiring key literacy skills and knowledge, students at HRS thrive socially and emotionally.
reading and writing
The Slingerland® Approach provides the foundation for language instruction at HRS. We also incorporate an advanced writing curriculum into language instruction. Students learn about the importance of eye contact, tone of voice, listening, observation, and body language. Students hone their public speaking skills in class as well as during school assemblies.
Daily math instruction incorporates review, skill-building, critical thinking, and problem solving while helping students understand the connection between math class and everyday life.
Students with dyslexia learn about science most readily through active involvement. HRS provides a wide range of hands-on, project-oriented experiences to teach our students the fundamentals of science.
Social Studies classes at HRS aim to foster a sense of curiosity and awareness of the social and historical development of human cultures. All social studies classes integrate practice in research, reading, and writing skills.
Developing a student’s self-confidence is the primary objective of the HRS art curriculum. Art class offers a venue for students to embrace their creative talents and learn new skills in a safe environment.
The music program at HRS capitalizes on students' strengths through singing, movement, playing instruments, and performance. Students learn music is a source of life-long enjoyment.
Physical education at HRS engages students physically, socially, and mentally in a range of individual and team sports and games. Students improve their skills and try new pursuits.
The goal of the middle school drama program is to cultivate imagination, creative risk taking and creative expression while developing literacy and communication skills.
This class explores the concepts and practices of multimedia art and includes creating digital art concepts through photography, graphic design, and audio production. Students work through problem solving and project-based learning to achieve success and feel comfortable using multimedia in many different forms.
Field trips are an integral part of the learning experience at Hamlin Robinson School. Student off-campus experiences have included Fort Nisqually, the Seattle Children's Theater, Pacific Science Center, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Underground Tour, and Northwest Trek.
Every year, our middle school students enjoy an overnight camp experience. Each grade level has the opportunity to experience a different camp in a different region of Washington State. Options include the North Cascade National Park, Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Bainbridge Island, and the south Puget Sound regions.
HRS participates in organized athletics, offers a multitude of students clubs, and provides before and after school care options. After-School programs for students include:
- LEGO Robotics
- Martial Arts
- Chess and Logic
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
HRS Music Academy takes place after school. Students engage in private music lessons, taught by experienced musicians. Music Academy includes piano, voice, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, drums, percussion, and theory.