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Two Saint James School students of the Class of 2021 have earned the prestigious honor of the Global Seal of Biliteracy. According to Spanish instructor, Mrs. Rhea Grate, both students worked very hard to achieve this level of language fluency.

Montgomery Academy's Philanthropy 101 has been named HandsOn River Region's Volunteer of the Year in the Youth category. HandsOn River Region recognized the Philanthropy 101 Class of 2019 in their annual Volunteer of the Year Celebration last week. Femi Adediji, Class of 2020, accepted the a…

𝗩𝗶𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲, 𝗔𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗵 and 𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗺 recently competed in the Alabama State University Math Olympiad. Nine schools competed in the competition. The written contest consisted of 200 multiple choice questions to be completed in 120 minutes. The Montgomery Academy won the competition and E…

Saint James School elementary and middle school students competed in the Alabama Consortium of Technology in Education State Tech Fair. To the delight of the students and their teachers alike, Saint James School students performed very well. “At the state level, this is a big deal,” states D…

Saint James School high school art students made a great showing at the AISA District 5 Art Competition. The competition was held on Friday, April 23rd. Saint James had 18 high school students compete. Among those high school students, ten received awards. 

The following students placed in …

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Montgomery Catholic is proud to announce 28 new inductees into the Loretto Chapter of the National Honor Society. The Senior inductees are Matthew Barranco and Cacey Williams. The Junior inductees are Catherine Aaron, Jamarion Augustus, Javen Augustus, Wesley Clarke, Cecelia Crawford, Samant…

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Saint James High School high school students participated in the “Doing Our Own Thing” (DOOT) 2021 Art Competition. Five schools submitted artwork with 69 total entries. DOOT’s Best of Show winner receives a $150 voucher to be used for supplies, lessons, etc..  All other winners are awarded …

Montgomery Catholic Senior, Harrison Skala was selected as a National Merit Finalist for 2021. Each year, approximately 1.5 million high school students apply for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of these applicants, 50,000 students qualify for recognition in the program, and roughly …

The Visual Arts Achievement Program (VAAP) sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work, and offer opportunities for adv…

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On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Saint James School hosted the 2021 ACTE Virtual Tech Fair for Region 5. In past years, the Tech Fair has been an in-person event and presentation of projects, but due to Covid Regional Director Deborah Otis hosted a virtual event. Students from grades 3 throu…

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The Young Trojan Tech Fair was held on Friday, January 15, 2021. This event helped determine which students will qualify to attend the ACTE Regional 5 Virtual Tech Fair that will take place in February. This was a wonderful experience for the students to have to work intently on a project, p…

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The Saint James Middle School Equestrian Team brought home a win for the first Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) show of the season held at Timber Acres Equestrian Center in Buhl, AL (near Tuscaloosa).

In celebration of National Computer Science Week, Saint James students entered two competitions sponsored by TechMGM. Educational Technology Specialist Deborah Otis helped oversee the student groups who had very different tech projects. Both the 7th grade team and 5th grade team won first pl…

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Saint James School is proud of its students who competed in the Alabama Vocal Association’s competition which results in the 2021 All-State Choir. Saint James had four students who were named to the All-State Choir: Jayla Brooks, Paige Hemmer, Rain Johnson, and Ella Taylor. These students wi…

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The Montgomery Academy most recently was host to The Southeastern Raptor Center’s Eagle, named Spirit. This special appearance was a part of The Montgomery Academy’s special events on the evening of the Third Round of Football Play-offs as they hosted Trinity. Spirit’s appearance was a symbo…

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As with most events this year, Saint James School’s week-long tradition of Career Week had to be adjusted to accommodate for social distancing and other Covid restrictions. However, thanks to some ingenuity and technology, the program has been able to take place during this past week.

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Saint James School celebrated Veteran’s Day with a special ceremony that honors the military service men and women and their families who are a part of the Saint James community. Saint James holds this celebration each year with special performances by the Sain…

Saint James Senior Tamya Shanise Bruce, daughter of Ms. LaShonda Wilson and Mr. Rodney Hartley, was crowned Saint James School’s 2020 Homecoming Queen in halftime ceremonies during STJ’s October 8th match-up against the Dale County High School. Due to weather concerns, the celebration was mo…

   Montgomery Academy celebrated their homecoming recently  when they hosted Greensboro. Last year’s Queen, Miss Susannah Blount, crowned the 2020 Homecoming Queen, Miss Ann Cobern Chapman.

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Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School celebrated Homecoming week October 5-9. The Homecoming game and festivities were pushed up a day due to stormy weather expected Friday from Hurricane Delta. During half-time of the varsity football game vs. Childersburg, Montgomery Catholic Principal Ei…

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In early 2019, Saint James High School/Middle School librarian Kimberly Ramsey found a wonderful opportunity for professional development offered by School Library Journal, a national publication for libraries and librarians.  The online course entitled, Evaluating, Auditing, and Diversifyin…

Photo: After starting off each morning with a good stretch, the campers worked hard learning multiple dances and sidelines, while also sharpening their leap and turn techniques. During the last day of camp, July 28th, they showed off their new moves and improved skills in a performance for t…

Photo: The first day of the 2020-2021 school year was an awesome day! Smiles were behind the masks and seen in the eyes. Things may look a bit different, but we are so excited to get this year started! Welcome Back! We Are Trojans 24/7!

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Five seventh grade students received state recognition through the 40th annual Duke TIP. John Alford, Nathan Applegate, Anna Brown, An Wilkes Cavanaugh and Anderson Long qualified based on their performance on the SAT. The state recognition ceremony scheduled at the University of Alabama is …

On the evening of Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the 145th graduating class of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School gathered in the PICE Knights Arena at the MCPS Middle and High School Campus. Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Superintendent of Education Gwendolyn Byrd, Montgomery Catholic President An…

Trinity held a special Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on June 22 on Ragsdale-Boykin Field. The event marked the first time graduation has been held on campus! Trinity alumnus Wilson Van Hooser (’09) delivered the graduation address and encouraged our students, while Senior Class…

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In a year that had more than its fair share of bad news, Natasha Foster is beaming with hope for students in the YMCA Achievers college readiness program. Foster oversees the program which affords students plenty of opportunities to meet, network with and be tutored by professionals some of …

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced the 2020 appointments to the United States service academies from Alabama’s Second District. Students from the Second District received appointments to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military, and Merchant Marine …

All four campuses of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School closed their facilities starting on Tuesday, March 17, in response to Governor Ivey's order for public schools to shut down to slow down the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus that has affected nearly every country in the world. Th…

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Audiences enjoyed THREE incredible performances in March by Trinity Upper School students who participated in the Spring Musical, “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant!” Congratulations to these students who have been working diligently and practicing nightly for two months, many of whom al…