An Education Built for Middle School Boys
Frequent movement. Hands-on learning. The Academy at St. John’s Jesuit is designed for the way boys learn. Founded in 2004, the Academy is the first of its kind in Northwest Ohio. Our faculty and staff uphold the foundations of educational excellence in the Jesuit tradition – a tradition that is more than 450 years old. Our young students are nurtured as part of the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis, or care for the entire person, which inspires our teachers to listen to students and to build relationships with them. Our goal is to prepare our students in mind, body and spirit so that they grow strong as individuals and develop a foundation for success in high school, in college, and in life. At St. John’s Jesuit Academy, we believe that the middle school years for boys are important as they head toward adulthood leaving childhood behind.
Percent participate in a Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) sport
elementary schools are represented in the Academy
graduates have been honored as high school valedictorians and salutatorians
percent of 8th graders take a high school level class
Where They Are
The middle school years are a critical time for boys to begin taking responsibility for their learning and develop self-discipline that will last a lifetime. Students come to the Academy from a variety of grade schools. We understand and anticipate that curriculum must meet our students where they are. From this starting point, we work closely with families to identify student needs, and to customize an academic plan that will allow each Titan to make the transition and thrive. The Academy at St. John’s Jesuit is exceptionally positioned to offer students in grades six through eight a multitude of resources, accommodating those who need a higher level of academic rigor and those who need a higher level of support.
Provides options to take accelerated, nontraditional classes under the oversight of a faculty member.
High School Elective Courses
7th and 8th grade students can take select freshman elective classes, opening his schedule up for added opportunities in high school.
Students are assigned to leveled math and english classes with the ability to be placed in high school classes in math, foreign language, and science.
8th Grade Capstone
The Academy experience culminates with the 8th Grade Capstone, a semester-long project which cultivates collaborative learning, research, and service.
Students needing academic and other support are provided with comprehensive resources. Through individualized care, we strive to assist every Titan in reaching his full potential.
Academy A+ Learning Center
Tutors and learning specialists in every subject are available to assist those who need academic support.
Teachers work with students to build strong study habits and classroom skills and to instill an understanding of Titan traditions.
Students new to SJJA need extra care in adjusting to a new school and new friends. We offer a formalized onboarding program with particular emphasis to new Titans.
in the Jesuit Tradition
Although the Academy operates separately from the high school, student life is rooted in the same Ignatian spirituality. The Academy is firmly committed to the mission of forming Men for Others. Theology classes, all-school Masses, and retreats are balanced with Christian service and community outreach. An array of enrichment classes challenge Titans to be open to growth and try new things such as wood working, cooking, and archery. The bonds of friendship begin through mentor group competitions or shared experiences on overnight field trips such as Space Camp, Washington DC, and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.