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St. Joseph Catholic Academy Middle School

Middle School

Creating Habits for Success


SJCA understands that the skills and habits developed in middle school are not only indicators of  high school achievement, but also directly impact college success.  Thus, the SJCA Middle School focuses not just on the academic skills necessary for future success, but also on the specific habits that lead to independent, purposeful learning.  

Middle school is an exciting time at SJCA, with new challenges and opportunities. Students begin to take responsibility for their educational experiences.  Most importantly, middle school is a gateway, creating the habits that will lead our students toward high school and college success.

In our nurturing middle school environment,  subjects become departmentalized and students move from class to class.  Small class sizes ease the transition from elementary school. As the workload increases gradually from 6th to 8th grade, our students begin to take responsibility for their educational experiences.

SJCA middle school students:

  • Benefit from our sequential curriculum aligned with SJCA High School.
  • Learn time-management skills and independent study habits. 
  • Experiment in science labs.
  • Write essays, poetry and novels.
  • Explore college and career opportunities through Naviance.
  • Receive individualized academic support.
  • Earn high school placement for foreign language and math classes taken.
  • Develop a depth and breadth of technology skills through our 1-to-1 laptop program.
  • Enjoy a myriad of opportunities from band, Wednesday clubs, student government, and athletics.
  • Participate in our unique and innovative J-Term.


Middle School Reading List and Assignments

This summer, all Middle School students should choose at least 3 novels they would like to read this summer. They  may choose from any genre, but each novel should be from a different category (shown in the Genre Overview below) and age appropriate. The goal is to be reading each day. 

Click here for the reading list and assignments.

For questions, please  contact Middle School English teacher Mrs. Cerny at

Lower Campus

7207 14th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53143
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Upper Campus

2401 69th St
Kenosha, WI 53143
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