Middle School

Wanda Jaraczewski
Director of the Middle School

“Without confidence and love, there can be no true education.” – St. John Bosco

At St. Joseph’s Middle School, we believe that education should develop the whole child – mind, heart, and soul. Our curriculum is designed with high standards and expectations for every child, and a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities to promote an environment of exploration and discovery.

Our middle school thrives in a single-gender classroom environment and enjoys a 12:1 student/faculty ratio. Firmly rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church, the St. Joseph’s middle school experience is centered on Jesus Christ, our Master Teacher.

Why Middle School Matters

Middle school establishes the framework of success for young men and women. Students begin to understand the importance of education and its role in their path to achievement, as they start to visualize their future and take responsibility for their learning. Choosing a middle school that meets these needs and nurtures your child at this critical developmental time is crucial.

Sixth Grade Academy

By starting your St. Joseph’s experience in our Sixth Grade Academy, your child will be given the tools they need to transition smoothly into their middle school years. In their own dedicated space and surrounded by caring, deeply invested teachers, your student will be known and nurtured in their new school!

"I am so thankful for my children's education, not only academically, but also emotionally and spiritually. Starting in sixth grade, you nurtured and guided them. Every faculty and staff member played and continues to play a positive part in my children's lives and I am so grateful."

— Jenny Starks, SJCS parent

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— Jenny Starks, SJCS parent

I am so thankful for my children's education, not only academically, but also emotionally and spiritually.
"I want you to know that my time at St. Joe’s was priceless. Every day I spent there I was able to experience God, family, and friends. At St. Joe’s I found my voice. I learned to stand up for what is right, to stay true to who I am, and to always believe that there is good in the world."

— Mya Salerno (Class of 2016)

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— Mya Salerno (Class of 2016)

At St. Joe’s I found my voice. I learned to stand up for what is right, to stay true to who I am, and to always believe that there is good in the world.
"We love that our children have frequent access to the Sacraments and that faith is not taught solely in Religion class, but in each classroom, sports team, hallway, and encounter with faculty. Our children not only learn about their faith, they see it skillfully and vibrantly portrayed in their teachers. St Joe’s is our single best investment in our children’s future."

— Mike and Frances Foley, SJCS alumni parents

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— Mike and Frances Foley, SJCS alumni parents

St Joe’s is our single best investment in our children’s future.

Seven Year Program of Study

Our Seven Year Program of Study showcases our Middle School curriculum, including Grammar and Writing that is taught in a separate classroom for 6th and 7th grades and High School courses offered in 8th grade, including Foreign Language and Algebra.  Additionally, our middle school students have the option to join one of our Band, Strings, or Choral Ensembles and take Visual Art and Theatre classes. View full program chart.

 

Middle School Course Offerings

Middle School Course Offerings

2018-2019

COURSES (DAYS PER WEEK)

Sixth Grade

  • Literature (4)
  • Foundations (4)
  • Science (4)
  • Religion (4)
  • Mathematics (4)
  • World History/Geography (4)
  • Chorus, Strings, or Band (2) 4 Quarters
  • Art (2) 2 Quarters
  • PE  (2) 2 Quarters

Seventh Grade

  • Literature (4)
  • Grammar/Writing  (4)
  • Science (4)
  • Religion (4)
  • Pre-Algebra (4)
  • U.S. History To 1877 (4)
  • Chorus, Strings, or Band (2) 4 Quarters
  • Theatre (2) 2 Quarters
  • PE (2) 2 Quarters

Eighth Grade

  • Literature (4)
  • Language (Spanish I, French I) (4)
  • Science (4)
  • Religion (4)
  • Algebra IA or Algebra IB (4)
  • U.S. History 1877 To Present (4)
  • Chorus, Strings, or Band (2) 4 Quarters
  • Theatre or Art (2) 2 Quarters
  • PE (2) 2 Quarters

 

MAP Testing

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) standardized testing is administered to all middle school students in both the fall and spring each year. MAP is a computerized adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed decisions to promote a child’s academic growth. The “MAP Growth” score report creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures student performance and progress.