Middle School

 
St. Greg's has a strong faith-based middle school program. Our middle school program is centered around helping students appreciate they are made in God's image and to discover their individual gifts and talents. Our goal is to prepare them to become independent learners and develop moral leadership skills which they will need in high school and beyond. We collaborate with our youth and young adult ministry team to provide many opportunities for students to develop their relationship with God while developing meaningful relationships with classmates.
 
Faith based curriculum
 
  • morality curriculum starting in 5th grade
  • service learning program (response to love, food shuttle, and visits to Elderwood)
  • students participate in sacramental life through receiving the Eucharist 1x week at school mass and participating in reconciliation during advent and lent
  • Diocese standards based religion curriculum with a strong focus on developing a relationship with God through daily prayer
  • celebration of the liturgical season throughout the year
  • prayer partner program
  • middle school retreat program led by SGS youth and young adult ministry team
  • adoration
  • students attend weekly mass and participate in the liturgy at least 1x a year
 
Rigorous Academic Program
 
  • ELA and math enrichment program grades 5-8
  • NYS Regents Algebra and Earth Science offered in 8th grade
  • ELA Honors classes (Passion Projects with focus on public speaking)
  • students participate in UB math program
  • Robotics program
  • STREAM academies
  • Makerspace
  • curriculum is fully aligned with NYS standards
  • 3 languages offered
  • instruction is based upon STREAM principles
  • technology integration to meet all learning needs
  • ELA and math screening 3x a year
  • project based learning
  • strong focus on 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking
 
Structured Learning Environment
 
  • rule of 5 adopted throughout school community PK-8
  • students are taught to be inclusive 
  • students wear a school uniform and follow the dress code
  • respect and manners are reinforced through holding doors and standing when the principal enters the classroom
 
Strong Community
 
  • morning meetings daily after homeroom (questions of the day, reflection, and prayer circles)
  • parent volunteers for holiday festivities
  • Leadership team
  • Career Day
  • Character Council Conference and fair
  • room parents plan festive holiday celebrations throughout the year
  • students participate in team building
  • Parish priests greet students in the morning at arrival
  • strong collaboration between administration and faculty
  • Home School Association supports school programs through fundraising efforts yearly