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Thoughtfully influencing the adolescent’s school life











  • International Baccalaureate (IB) World School designation—develops globally aware students who are knowledgeable, collaborative, innovative and strong problem solvers
  • Instruction is based on: INQUIRY-> INVESTIGATION -> REFLECTION
  • Responsive schedule in which students have two classes followed by a snack break, two classes followed by lunch, then two classes followed by sports or other after school activities
  • Advisory gathering each morning focusing on character development, living in community
  • Daily activity period includes student forums, study hall/teacher consultations, chapel, band/chorus, advisory
  • Scholars Program featuring interscholastic academic competitions
  • Technology integrated in classroom instruction plus separate tech classes (A MacBook Air laptop is provided by SJA for each student –classroom instruction and separate IB tech classes
  • 3 club sessions each year—including dance, music theater, Segway tinkering, needle felting, yoga and many other choices
  • Musical production in which more than two-thirds of middle school students participate
  • Leadership opportunities throughout including student council, chapel, radio studio, musical performances, musical theater, athletics, technology and more
  • Over-night class trips to Echo Hill, Horizons Mountain Campus, and Disney World
  • Transitions class for all 6th graders—executive skill strategies, mindfulness training, tech tools
  • Career exploration in 7th grade including an off-campus opportunity to shadow a professional
  • 8th Grade Seminar—Leadership and High School Prep; Formal Research Paper/Community Project; Tech
  • Teen Center activity nights include outdoor games, indoor sports, DJ and fun for all