Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8Grades 6-8 of our junior high division prepare students for the rigors and perseverance required of today’s secondary schools and beyond.  Students are dually challenged and nurtured to develop the study skills, work ethic, and an intellectual demeanor required of the 21st century learner.  Central to their development is the love of God, themselves, and others.  Whether in the classroom or during their off-site learning opportunities, the fundamental principles of personal responsibility and Catholic values remain central.  Our graduates emerge with a humble confidence poised to embrace the next chapter of their lives.

Specials includeArt, Music, Computer/Technology, Library/Media, and Physical Education

Program includes:

  • Curriculum is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards in accordance with the Diocese of Buffalo
  • SMART Boards in every classroom allows technology to be integrated into all subjects
  • Accelerated math program allowing students to complete NYS Regents Integrated Algebra Grade 9 Math
  • Accelerated foreign language program allowing students to complete their first year of high school Spanish
  • Math Specialist works with students in small-groups math instruction
  • Science lab
  • Departmental faculty allows for specialization
  • Recorder lessons incorporated int music curriculum for grades 4 to 6
  • SJS Grades 6-8Service trips to Response to Love Soup Kitchen and St. Luke’s of Mercy Mission as part of our Religion program
  • Participation in retreats

Highlights of Program:

  • Varsity sports teams
  • Peer Ministry, including “B.A.S.E.” ("Be a Saint Everyday") program
  • St. John’s Singers
  • Engaging assemblies
  • Field Trips
  • Kid-Biz Entrepreneurial Program (Grades 3 to 6)
  • Crunch ‘n Munch Math
  • High School Prep Class
  • Participation in many community, state and national contests: poetry, essay, poster, math, spelling bee, geography bee, poetry published in national anthologies