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

Building Character

  • participating in class and school-wide service projects
  • experiencing a special retreat day
  • mentoring younger students in church
  • becoming a peer mediator
  • working the games for Field Day
  • being an ambassador for Open House
  • running for Student Council office
  • participating at school liturgies as lectors


Experiencing a Good Time

  • exploring Cleveland for a day
  • visiting Columbus for a day
  • learning square dancing
  • going on educational field trips
  • attending high school and professional plays
  • socializing at Junior High dances
  • attending the Parent & Student Breakfast 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
  • Avid Reader Award – Ann Schulz Award – Gr. 7
  • Outstanding Seventh Grade Student Award – Sandra Vinicky Award – Gr. 7