St. Mary School is centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and focuses on both academic excellence and personal growth. We welcome all students between the ages of pre-school through eighth grade who seek to learn and grow in a caring, Christian environment. Our students develop to be lifelong learners who comprise 21st century skills, such as collaboration and teamwork, creativity and imagination, critical thinking and problem solving. This will prepare them for a successful future and help them to become active and caring members of their communities.
Here are some highlights of our junior high curriculum:
Math How math is used outside the classroom is at the heart of our math curriculum. In sixth grade students create a survey and quantify the results. After examining their findings, students write a letter to a business who can use the results in decision making. Seventh grade examines paw prints using proportions to determine what animals lurk in their teacher’s backyard. Eighth grade connects roller coasters and slopes in their study of lines.
ELA Junior High students enjoy using technology in the classroom. Students use presentation software, create videos and blog posts, learn vocabulary with an interactive database, and break out from virtual "escape rooms" to learn subject content. We also play everyone's favorite review game - Quizlet Live! - to get ready for Religion quizzes.
Social Studies Junior High Social Studies begins by investigating the past with Early Hominids, leads into Ancient civilizations, explores Medieval life, delves into world religions and concludes with the history of our great United States! Students engage in a hands on approach to history by building STEM projects, presenting research to their peers, participating in a Medieval Fair and a Geography Fest!
Science In Junior High Science, we have two projects, Invention Convention and Science Fair, in which the students practice the Design Process and Scientific Method respectively. We also partner with the Cleveland Clinic and via webinar, participate in their Adventures in Health Sciences and Medicine (AHSM) program. This allows the students to learn more about professions in health and science, as well as practice the Design Process. In the spring, students really look forward to doing dissections in the lab.
If you wish to receive more detailed information about the curriculum guide for grades 6-8 provided by the Diocese of Cleveland, please contact our office
St Mary Chardon is located at 401 North Street in the heart of historic Chardon Village, just north of the town square. We are the only STEM Designated school in Geauga County and service students preschool through 8th grade.