Middle School

St. Greg's has a strong faith-based middle school program that is centered around our unique God-given gifts and talents. Our goal is to prepare students to become independent learners and develop moral leadership skills. We collaborate with St. Greg's youth and young adult ministry teams to provide opportunities for students to develop their relationship with God as well as 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 once per week at school mass and 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 St. Greg's 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
  • Curriculum is fully aligned with NYS standards
  • 2 languages offered: Spanish, Latin
  • 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 various celebrations and events
  • Career Day
  • Room parents plan holiday celebrations throughout the year
  • Students participate in team-building activities
  • Parish priests are presents throughout the school year
  • Strong collaboration between administration and faculty
  • Home School Association supports school programs through fundraising efforts