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Junior High Curriculum

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The Villa Values are evident every school day at St. Ursula Villa, where the emphasis on academic excellence and whole child development truly shapes the lives of our children - the leaders of tomorrow. Villa students, partnering with their teachers and parents, set high expectations in all areas of learning and development. Each student's unique talents are nurtured; individual needs are met by a caring staff. Prayer and worship, reflection and service to others are an integral part of the Villa way of life.

  • Junior High (7 & 8)

    • Highly-qualified experienced teachers specialized by subject
    • Strong team approach and collaboration among staff
    • Academically rigorous program with individualized student scheduling
    • Focus on study, test taking, time management, organization and note-taking skills
    • Emphasis on responsibility, independence, and leadership
    • Excellent academic preparation for acceptance at the high schools of choice
    • Daily religious education with opportunities for prayer, worship, reflection, retreats, and service to others
    • Preparation and reception of Confirmation at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
    • Comprehensive language arts program in literature, composition, vocabulary, speech, and grammar
    • Public speaking and group projects
    • Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry in small, tiered, ability-based classes
    • Social Studies in American history and government
    • Science study of earth and physical science - chemistry and physics
    • Option of French, Latin, Spanish, or Communication Arts
    • Art, Physical Education, General Music and Music elective of Band or Choir
    • Opportunities for leadership and social development - Student Council, Villa Honor Society, Chi Alpha Omega service outreach
    • Field trips, guest presenters, Eighth Grade Musical, and class trip