Academic Activities


Academic Team The top scorers on a qualifying test in the 7th and 8th grades form two teams that practice academic curriculum and trivia for six to eight weeks. The two St. James teams then compete with other local Catholic schools at La Salle High School's Academic Bowl.

Bible Bowl
The Bible Bowl is a trivia competition all about the Bible.  Students study their Bible knowledge and have a chance to show off all they know at a competition.

Girls on the Run
This program is offered to girls which helps to inspire them to joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  

Leadership Council
Each year, incoming eighth grade students are selected to be a part of the 8th Grade Leadership Council.  The purpose of the St. James Leadership Council is to develop the leadership skills of those involved and to further promote the school's mission through work in community outreach, living our faith, and the promotion of school spirit.  Students participate in a philanthropy training and select a charity for the school to support for the year.

Power of the Pen 
Power of the Pen is a creative writing competition where students hone their writing skills to become better communicators. The Ohio program is designed for 7th and 8th graders to write interscholastically with a variety of prompts. Team members have the opportunity to compete at district, regional, and state levels.  St. James writers often compete at high levels.

Spelling Bee
Students in grades five, six, seven, and eight have the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eligible students must win at their grade levels in order to participate in the school-wide competition.  The winner of this competition has the chance to represent St. James School at the Regional Spelling Bee.  The champion of this event wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.