Junior High

The junior high program at St. Mary focuses on preparing young teenagers for the demands of high school. The Junior High teaching team combines their years of experience and knowledge to create a unique curriculum that challenges students to attain standards of excellence and strong character.

Having Unique Opportunities

  • Writing competitions
  • Competing in Academic Challenge, an all-county Catholic school contest
  • Competing in Ohio Mathematics League contest
  • Wearing the Junior High “uniform” on Fridays (Khaki Days)
  • Participating in the National Junior Honor Society
  • Participating in the NEOSEF – Science Fair Competition
  • Competing in the Diocese of Cleveland X-STREAM Games & Expo
  • Engaging in enrichment classes that expand educational opportunities

Building Character

  • Participating in class and school-wide service projects
  • Mentoring younger students in church
  • Working the games for Field Day
  • Being an ambassador for Open House
  • Running for Student Council office
  • Participating at school liturgies as lectors and servers

Experiencing a Good Time

  • Curriculum related field trips
  • Attending high school and professional plays
  • Socializing at Junior High dances
  • Attending the Parent & Student Lunch as graduates
  • Celebrating with a graduation prayer service liturgy

Looking to the Future

  • Academic Excellence – Katherine Larizza Award – Gr. 8
  • Outstanding Student – Sharon Brunkow Award – Gr. 8
  • Gert Wirscham Stewardship Award – Gr. 8
  • Girl’s Student Athlete – Jerry Boron Award – Gr. 8
  • Boy’s Student Athlete – Charles Hoagland Award – Gr. 8
  • Diocese of Cleveland High School Scholarships – Gr. 8
  • Avid Reader Award – Ann Schulz Award – Gr. 7
  • Outstanding Seventh Grade Student Award – Sandra Vinicky Award – Gr. 7