Grade 8 Classroom

The 8th Grade year is an exciting time!  Students develop their leadership and scholarship throughout many areas of the academic, athletic and social opportunities available at the school.

St. John School graduates go to a wide variety of strong high schools in the area.  They are well-prepared and ready for the challenges that high school presents.

Admissions counselors visit in the fall to speak to the 8th-grade students about the high school application process.  

Admissions events are held at The Taft School, Westover, Hotchkiss, Choate, Watertown High School, Pomperaug High School, Waterbury Career Academy, Nonnewaug High School, St. Paul Catholic High School, The Canterbury School, Holy Cross High School, Chase Collegiate School, Thomaston High School, The Gunnery, W. F. Kaynor Technical HS, Sacred Heart High School and more.     

Some high schools require admissions tests and/or placement tests.  Please check with the individual high school.                   

Details for the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), which is required for admission to the independent private schools, including Canterbury School, Chase Collegiate, The Gunnery, the Hotchkiss School, the Taft School, and Westover School can be found at         

Algebra, PreAlgebra    
Literature, Language Arts & Vocabulary    
US History & Geography    
World Language    
Art & Music    
Physical Education