8th Graders – In Their Own Words

Recently our 8th grade students, who are preparing for graduation in the spring, were asked whether they would recommend Saint James School based on their experiences here.  We were so moved by the responses, we have decided to post several of them over the next few weeks.  We hope you will enjoy reading them as much as we did!

This first one is from 8th grader Kaeleigh who joined SJS in 6th grade:

“Saint James Middle School is the best place to help us prepare for high school.  I have many reasons why I chose Saint James above all other middle schools and it was one of the best decisions my family and I made.  One reason for choosing Saint James was when I left my old school to shadow, I immediately felt like I was a part of the class.  The teachers, staff, and students welcomed me more than you can imagine.  The friends and memories I made here will last forever.  Another reason for choosing Saint James is that I like having two classrooms of every grade and having a great science lab.  The atmosphere of continuous learning is rewarding to me not to mention how proud I feel when my artwork is displayed in the hallways.

Students from Saint James excel and go on to get accepted into excellent high schools such as East Catholic, Mercy, Xavier, and Kingswood Oxford.  The teachers prepare us very well making it an easy adjustment for when we get to high school.  There are lots of other activities to become involved in while at Saint James such as Student Council, drama club, and sports to name a few.  I was very excited to be a part of history when Saint James was recognized and became a blue ribbon school.

I truly believe that you will have a bright future ahead of you if you become a part of Saint James School.  I said it before – best decision of my life.”