September of 2012 marked a new tradition at McQuaid Jesuit as (53) sixth graders walked the halls for the first time. The advantages of welcoming the youngest boys ever to enroll at McQuaid Jesuit are the extending of every dimension of Jesuit education. That is, the student gets an early start
- in the nurturing of his God-given academic potential, including crucial study habits, self-discipline, and a love of learning.
- in the continued development of English language skills, especially grammar and writing, a key preparation for the rigors of language study in the years that follow.
- in the formation of the Ignatian tradition of becoming “Men for Others.” That is, a bedrock belief in the imperative that we exist to share our talents, time, and treasure with all of humanity….in service to God. In fact, all that we do and say is in some sense God-centered.
- in the nurturing of personal growth, including respect for self and for others, self-confidence, and friendship.
While the sixth grade is, indeed, part of our Middle School, it is also set apart by the unique needs of sixth grade boys. The four sixth grade classrooms have deliberately been located nearest to the Middle School office. The sixth grade schedule is distinct from that of the 7th and 8th grades and has been specifically designed for maximum flexibility. In fact, every part of the sixth-grader’s day has been implemented to be age and gender appropriate. In a sense, the sixth grade is truly a “school within a school.”
Our three member sixth grade faculty teach only the sixth grade, again allowing a maximum use of time and resources. Scheduling is such that each student has at least two of the three teachers each day. In addition, our two male teachers will be teaching Phys Ed, so there is a high probability that every student will meet with each of the three teachers in the course of a week.
Please review the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document to assist you in deciding where to enroll your son for 6th grade next Fall. We sincerely hope it is here at McQuaid Jesuit.
If there are any additional questions you may have please feel free to contact Mrs. Pam Vernetti (585-256-6112, email@example.com) or Mr. Joe Feeney (585-256-6117, firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time.
Thank you very much for your interest in McQuaid Jesuit.