Academics Overview

Academics are the heart of an appropriately challenging and rigorous Upper School college-preparatory program. All courses are taught at the honors level or are drawn from our extensive offerings of Advanced Placement courses. Each department has developed a curriculum that builds logically and coherently from fifth grade through twelfth grade. The upper school faculty is committed to maximizing the potential of every student. Each student is challenged to discover his or her personal best, and, as in middle school, an energetic partnership among parents, faculty, and students is crucial to student success. Parents are kept informed of progress and encouraged to communicate with teachers.

Cultivating the habits of a balanced life is central to the St. Gregory mission. Opportunities for growth and leadership abound in sports, clubs, service learning and the performing arts. In a program that values cooperation and good citizenship, students are urged to discover their passion outside of the classroom, whether it is in the arts, athletics, community service, and/or student government.

The faculty has crafted an upper school experience that prepares St. Gregory graduates for academic and personal success, whether they choose to attend a small college or large university.

Middle School is one of the most important periods in a young person's life. A dynamic partnership among parents, faculty, and students is one of the keys to the success of the middle school program. St. Gregory, with its distinguished record of success, offers a rich and diverse educational experience that is holistic, developmentally appropriate, engaging, and stimulating. Students and teachers are encouraged to pursue excellence and strive to do their best.

The middle school consists of grades five, six, seven, and eight and offers a unique and exciting program that values academic achievement, cooperation, and good citizenship. There are four major components to the program: academics, arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Our academic program challenges students to become significantly more knowledgeable, skillful, organized, and articulate. Our arts program helps students develop their aesthetic awareness, creativity, and self expression. Our athletic program helps students make healthy choices, develop skills, and increase fitness through physical education, health, and interscholastic sports. Our extracurricular activities provide opportunities for students to discover a talent, develop a passion, serve their community, and have fun at St. Gregory.