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Junior High 6-8

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Saint Joseph Parish School provides students with a balanced curriculum. We focus on developing the whole child while instilling morals and values critical to helping children reach their full potential. Below are the Standards we achieve in accordance with the Diocese of Cleveland's Curriculum Standards.


State Accredited

  • Saint Joseph Parish School is accredited in the State of Ohio and meets all requirements established by the Ohio Department of Education.


  • Saint Joseph Parish School is aligned to the curriculum and instructional material of the Ohio Common Core Standards.

  • IXL is used for practice and math reinforcement.

  • Math leveling begins in seventh grade. Leveling provided greater individualized instruction to meet the needs of all students per aptitude and achievement.

  • In grades 3-8, math skills are systematically reviewed and reinforced with the supplemental math series, Simple Solutions.

  • Approximately 80% of the seventh and eighth grade students participate in advance math classes and complete Algebra I as eighth graders.

  • After school math clubs are offered to middle school and junior high students. The students work collaboratively on higher level math problems that strengthen problem – solving skills and enhance the entire math curriculum. These teams compete in regional math competitions.

Language Arts:

  • The English language arts curriculum develops the skills of communication: reading, writing, speaking, listening, reviewing, and researching.

  • Sadlier's Vocabulary Workshop extends and enhances the development of vocabulary in grades six through eight.

  • Power of the Pen is a statewide writing competition for seventh and eighth grade students. During the competition, students are provided writing prompts on a variety of topics. To prepare, students practice their writing skills after school once a week with the seventh and eighth grade faculty. Each year from 2015 through 2019, students were selected to participate at the final State competition. 


  • Saint Joseph Parish School meets the Technology Competency Standards established by the Diocese of Cleveland.

  • Maintaining the latest technology is a key element of St. Joseph Parish School's commitment to providing an engaging learning environment that simulates student interest and achievement in the classroom.

  • All classrooms have wired and wireless Internet access.

  • ActivBoards, the most up-to-date classroom technology, are implemented at every grade level.

  • The Mac OS X system, with its iLife software, camcorder, and digital camera, enables teachers and students to make slideshows, movies, podcasts, and web pages.

  • Students in grades K-8 are provided with Chromebooks for 1:1 learning. 

  • The Design Build Studio is a space where students collaborate to explore, create, design and develop their learning into real-life experiences, products or presentations.


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