There are three classes of each grade. Maximum class size is 25 students.
The Middle School curriculum is sequential in all areas, and students are exposed to a wide variety of cross-curricular learning activities. Math, English, Literature, Science, Social Studies, and Religion are the core subjects. The students rotate among faculty members, each of whom has expertise in their subject. Courses in Pre-Algebra and Algebra are also offered to students in Grade 7 and 8. Grades 6-8 share an instructional aide.
Computer Technology, Music, Physical Education, Art, Spanish, and Library are additionally added to the weekly schedule. Students in Grades 6-8 take Spanish twice per week. We follow the Archdiocese of Louisville Curriculum Framework, which is based on Core Content Standards.
Religion is taught on a daily basis. Students attend mass together each Thursday and on Holy Days. Students in seventh grade prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. Students prepare special programs for our liturgies and participate as servers, lectors, cross bearers, hospitality ministers and vocalists.
Technology is encouraged as a tool for learning. Middle School students may bring their own devices (BYOD) as directed by the teachers for use in learning activities. Online access for parents and students to view progress reports is available through Sycamore Education. Our Sycamore Education Parent Portal encourages students to be responsible for their own academic progress and allows parents to monitor progress as well. The ability to view grades each week encourages open communication between student, parent, and teacher. Students also have Google Drive accounts to store and share documents with peers and teachers.
Special Events for Middle School students include participation in Junior Achievement, guest speakers, pep rallies, Field Day, drama program, and more. Students also participate in a variety of field trips that in the past have included Stage One Theatre, Gattiland and JA Biztown. The eighth graders go on an overnight trip to Chicago each spring.
Leadership opportunities are available for Middle School students. Middle School students are “buddies” with the younger students helping them to learn proper mass behavior and participation and joining in creative classroom activities to encourage friendships between the “buddies”. Middle School students can also join the Student Service Council, 8th grade Stewards, Student Technology Leadership Program and Respect Life Club and are given leadership roles in the school such as Student Service Council officers, attendance runners, messengers, safety patrols, and flag raisers.
Honor Roll includes: Principal’s List will be earned for straight A’s in all classes. First honors will be earned for A’s and B’s in all classes.