Middle School Academics
Valley Catholic Middle School provides an outstanding Catholic education, enabling students to excel in scholarship, leadership, character development and service. Valley Catholic Middle School prepares young men and women to be lifelong learners and leaders.
Valley Catholic students attend school on one of the loveliest campuses in Oregon. A friendly, caring atmosphere enables students to receive personal attention from faculty and staff. Accelerated classes give Valley Catholic students the added edge to achieve at consistently high levels.
With a college-preparatory education beginning in sixth grade that speaks to the whole person, Valley Catholic promotes a strong academic tradition of critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and active social responsibility. Students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participate in a specialized program designed to provide them with an age-appropriate transition through the middle school years and to prepare them for the academic challenges they will face in high school and college.
The program’s curriculum follows the requirements outlined in the content standards for the Archdiocese of Portland and the State of Oregon. Curriculum and policies were developed after thorough study of the Valley Catholic High School program and consultation with area public and parochial middle and high schools.
As a certified STEM school, Valley Catholic Middle School uses four academic pillars: Research, Writing, Presentation and Product to embed its STEM focus throughout the school curriculum.
This focus provides a high-quality STEM program that enables students to apply Design Thinking principles within every core subject while bringing these skills together for quarterly cross-curricular projects.
In addition, Valley Catholic Middle School has several project-based learning projects that follow the standards of the IB Middle Years Programme, SUMMA and STEM programs.
Our students score well above average on nationally standardized exams and we are one of the top schools in the area praised for creating students who are ready for high school.
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