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Middle Level Academics

Continued Tradition

  • Founded in 1871
  • Under the direction of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
  • Co-educational
  • Grades 6 through 8

Reinforcing Religious Values

  • Daily classroom prayer to begin each class
  • Weekly Mass
  • Prayer to begin the day; grace before meals; and The Angelus after lunch
  • Music ministry
  • Altar servers
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation available during Advent and Lent
  • Stations of the Cross during Lent
  • Special, select prayers for the liturgical seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter
  • Advent wreath
  • May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program throughout the academic year
  • Integration of monthly Gospel values in the curriculum
  • Pray the rosary, especially during the months of October and May
  • Grade level retreats

Excelling in Academics

  • College preparatory curriculum, including inter-disciplinary approach to emphasizes the relationship among subject areas
  • Core curriculum classes: religious studies, math, science, English, history, wellness (physical education and health), communication applications (speech), current events reading and writing, and Spanish
  • Qualifying 7th grade students are eligible to earn high school credit in Algebra I and Integrated Physics, and Chemistry (IPC)
  • Qualifying 8th grade students are eligible to earn high school credits in Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Biology, Algebra I or Algebra I Honors,  Integrated Physics, and Chemistry (IPC), communication applications (speech), and Spanish I
  • Elective Courses: computer/technology, music, art, theatre arts, robotics, Spanish, amazing angel skills
  • Accelerated Reading
  • Accessibility to SMART Boards, computers, digital imaging cameras, microscopes, award-winning Dot and Dash robots in math and science, robotics and 3D printing, and integrated technology into the curriculum
  • Participation in the IWA campus-wide S.T.E.M. festival, Middle Level Spelling Bee, Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA) Competition, and other academic competitions
  • Noted guest speaker presentations given throughout the year
  • Tutoring provided weekly in each core subject
  • Average class size: 18

Fostering Community Service

  • Students are required to contribute up to 12 hours of volunteer service per year. Volunteer service may include the following:

    • Adopt-a-family at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas
    • Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drives for various charitable organizations
    • Contribute to Toys For Tots and/or other charitable organizations, including The Ark
    • Monetary donations to community service and outreach programs
    • Book and video drive for Driscoll Children's Hospital
    • Holiday band and choir performances at local nursing homes
    • Christmas gift sponsorship for families through the Angel Tree Ministry program
    • Beach Clean-Up Project

Encouraging Distinction

  • Accredited by Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)
  • Certified teachers
  • 65 percent of the Middle Level faculty holds a Master's Degree
  • State qualifiers in Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) academic competition
  • First Lego League district qualifiers
  • National placement and recognition at National Amazing Shake Competition
  • 27 seventh grade students honored as Duke University Scholars by scoring above the 95th percentile in select sub-tests on the Iowa Assessments
  • State qualifiers in the Regional History Fair
  • 3 seventh grade students received state recognition for their SAT/ACT scores
  • Inducted 25 percent of seventh grade class into National Junior Honor Society
  • Academy-wide S.T.E.M. Festival
  • “House” system whereby students and faculty members work together to compete against other houses in the areas of academics, athletics, school spirit, and community service. 
  • Students in “houses” are engaged while developing leadership and mentoring skills as well as team-building and rapport across grade levels

School Hours

Grades 6-8:  8:00 a.m. - 3:43 p.m.

Providing After School Care

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