Middle School

St. Joseph’s Middle School, situated in the building next to our High School, provides a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with classes utilizing single-gender instruction and a 12:1 student/faculty ratio.  Average class size for the 2018-2019 school year is 16 students.

The school’s spiritual environment, rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church, helps to create a joyful, Christ-centered school in which students can learn and grow. St. Joseph’s also offers more than 100 co-curricular activities, including athletics and fine arts, as well as academic, leadership, service, and personal enrichment clubs and organizations.

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.

 

Middle School Course Offerings

Middle School Course Offerings

2017-2018

COURSES (DAYS PER WEEK)

Sixth Grade

  • Literature (4)
  • Science (4)
  • Religion (4)
  • Mathematics (4)
  • World History/Geography (4)
  • Sixth Grade Foundations (4)
  • Chorus, Strings, or Band (2-3) 4 Quarters
  • Art (2-3) 2 Quarters
  • PE (2-3) 2 Quarters

Seventh Grade

  • Literature (4)
  • Grammar/Writing (4)
  • Science (4)
  • Religion (4)
  • Pre-Algebra (4)
  • S. History To 1877 (4)
  • Chorus, Strings, or Band (2-3) 4 Quarters
  • Theatre (2-3) 2 Quarters
  • PE (2-3) 2 Quarters

Eighth Grade

  • Literature (4)
  • Language (Spanish I, French I) (4)
  • Science (4)
  • Religion (4)
  • Algebra I-A or Algebra I-B (4)
  • S. History 1877 To Present (4)
  • Chorus, Strings, or Band (2-3) 4 Quarters
  • Theatre or Art (2-3) 2 Quarters
  • PE (2-3) 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.