Junior High School Program

7th Grade Highlights

  • Natural History Museum fieldtrip
  • Science Museum fieldtrip
  • NET Retreat
  • Monastic fieldtrip
  • Community Service activities

8th Grade Highlights

  • May Crowning
  • Student Body Masses
  • Wacky Olympics
  • NET Retreat
  • Graduation
  • Fieldtrips:  Getty, Japanese American National Museum, Museum of Tolerance and Superior Court

Music

Students in grades K-6 receive music instruction once a week.  Students learn to apply vocal and instrumental musical skills in performance. Performance ensembles include the handbell choir, recorder consort and the school choir for grades 2 and up.

Technology

Students receive weekly computer instruction in the school lab.  Classes focus on computer literacy and safety, keyboarding skills, word processing and desktop publishing.  

Drama

After-school classes provide theatrical training for 5th through 8th grade students. Fall and Spring Productions offer students the opportunity to perform for live audiences.

Language

The Spanish language is taught through group interaction and fun activities.  The lessons include pronunciation, intonation, and basic grammatical structures.  The goal is an appreciation of Spanish culture and basic conversational skills.  Students in grades 7 and 8 also receive a serious introduction to Latin (1.5 hours/ week)

Physical Education & Sports Offerings

Students participate in physical education class twice per week.  Physical fitness and team work are focal points of the instruction. Competitive team sports and cheerleading are available to students in grades 5-8.  Sports include:  football, basketball and volleyball for boys and volleyball, basketball and softball for girls.