We think St Mary's is the best PreK-8 environment.

While reviewing the freshmen grades from the first quarter, I notice how well students from St Mary's perform academically. One of the biggest challenges to academic achievement in a college preparatory program is the transition between eighth grade and ninth. The students from St Mary's have adjusted marvelously well and it shows in their performance.

I once expressed the desire to have control of the 7-12 curriculum for reasons of flexibility and individual achievement. The preparedness of students at St Mary's makes this concern moot.  In line with recent research, the best environment for the middle school student is in the PreK-8 structure. We think St Mary's is the best PreK-8 environment.

Thank you for your good work.

Wm. J. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., M.Div.
President of St. Joseph High School

Grace Joseph