Instilling Academic Excellence
In grades seven and eight, our mission is to create truly well-rounded students who love to learn. Our curriculum engages students in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Our aim is for Judson students to be equipped in problem-solving, higher-order thinking and technology/digital literacy. Today's world requires critical thinkers and problem solvers; thus, Judson's junior high program focuses on propelling our students to a higher level, engaging students in integrated studies that encourage independent thought and application of learning. Judson junior high students are prepared for the high school of their choice, including our excellent Judson High School.
Junior High Academics
Judson uses the World Christian Curriculum developed at Judson to teach students a global and biblical worldview. Judson's curriculum covers all of global history and integrates research, writing, geography, literature, Bible, cultural and religious studies. Our Judson STEM program includes a state-of-the-art computer lab, 1:1 Chromebook program for junior high and high school, excellent science and math classes, and the ACSI math competition. All of our junior high classrooms are all equipped with computers, flat screen TVs, and Wifi. In addition to core subjects, all Judson Junior High students have classes 1-2 times weekly in art, music, computer, Spanish and physical education. Additionally, junior high students choose from electives such as student council, journalism, chaplaincy, worship team and our teaching assistant program.
Our year is divided into 6 six-week units. Each unit's learning integrates literature, art, Bible, and history to focus on our unit global history topic. Math instruction is differentiated according to the student's level, instead of a one-size-fits-all instruction. We focus on knowledge through investigative learning, "real books" instead of textbooks and worksheets, understanding through critical thinking and wisdom through character development. Through our Character First program, students are encouraged to focus on and grow in a specific character trait each month
Click on your student's grade level below to see an overview of their curriculum.
Junior Afterschool and Co-Curricular Activities
Judson junior high students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of afterschool and co-curricular activities. Some of the afterschool co-curricular opportunities include our musical theater program, individual music lessons and our after school art club Judson students are selected to represent our school at ACSI student activities including Math Olympics, Art Festival and Speech Meet.
Fall: Girls volleyball and boys flag football
Winter: Girls basketball and boys basketball
Spring: Girls flag football and boys soccer
Our junior high graduates have gone on to study at a variety of quality high schools:
Judson High School
Flintridge Preparatory School
La Salle High School
Maranatha High School
Don Bosco Technical Institute
St. Francis High School
Marshall High School
If you'd like to learn more about becoming part of the Judson International School family, please request more information or see our overview of the admissions process.