STUDENT LIFE AND LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
As we plan for the addition of the 7th and 8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year, it is important to us to involve the pioneer members of these classes in the planning process. In the early months of 2022, the incoming inaugural classes of the 7th and 8th grade at St. Cecilia Academy Junior High will be invited to a Spring Leadership Summit to discuss and choose several of the new traditions. This summit will finalize special rite-of-passage moments for the 8th graders, as well as other Junior High specific programming.
Since 1860, the girls of St. Cecilia Academy have created traditions that remain dear to alumnae long after they graduate. As the inaugural classes at St. Cecilia Academy Junior High, these students will have the opportunity to create, innovate and lead the next exciting chapter in the dynamic 162-year legacy of St. Cecilia Academy.
THE ART OF LIVING
A new Art of Living two-year course spanning both 7th and 8th grades will be a signature feature of the St. Cecilia Academy Junior High curriculum. The title for this course is inspired by the words of Pope Benedict XVI in an address to catechists. The Art of Living class is aimed at providing a holistic human, emotional, and intellectual formation so that junior high girls can flourish in the fullness of their potential and find the path toward true happiness. Students will be taught social skills, an understanding of the emotions and how to work with them, life skills and strategies for balancing the demands of life, organizational and study skills, how to grow in virtue and in friendship with others, healthy habits, and true happiness – all tailored for a girl in junior high.
These themes will be woven into the heart of the Junior High academic and student life curriculum to create an integrated student experience that prepares girls to go forward in life with faith, resilience, and confidence.
Travel and cultural experiences play an important role in a young woman’s life, building friendships, aiding learning development and helping young women understand the role of beauty in our society. Travel with peers is also an important rite of passage moment. As such, a special 8th grade travel experience will be planned within the context of this course.
- Compete in both independent and diocesan league
- Early fall: Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball
- Late fall: Soccer
- Winter: Basketball
- Spring: Track, Lacrosse, Softball
Student Leadership & Clubs
- Sacramental Preparation for reception of Confirmation
- 7th and 8th grade retreat program
- Special Events celebrated with both Mom and Dad individually to help foster and develop family relationships
- Epiphany Celebration
- Eighth grade formation outing at the end of the year
- Recognition of students at the end of eighth grade before they enter into the high school program
- Service-oriented leadership program
- Separate programs from the high school
- Club offerings based on student interest