Our Junior Academy meets the academic, social, and spiritual needs of students in grades 6-8. The JA program is designed to seamlessly tie Ursuline education foundations with the unique needs of middle schoolers while preparing students for high school. With an emphasis on meeting our JA girls at a place that works solely for their age group, we tailor curriculum, service opportunities, and social messages to give our students the most impactful middle school experience possible.
Our JA girls have their own wing of the school, so they are most often with their peers. However, we have also strategically designed opportunities for our young ladies to connect with both their peers and high school sisters during all-school liturgies, picnics, and assemblies.
The rigorous academics of the JA foster a love of learning, intense curiosity, and high personal expectations for our students.
In addition to the rigorous curriculum taught by educators who specialize in teaching middle-school students, we have embedded messages and expectations of success to empower these young ladies to grow in confidence, faith, and strength.
While our emphasis on academics is of utmost importance, our JA also offers a time and place for social and emotional development.