Eighth grade marks the end of the Catholic elementary school experience. The eighth grade teacher prepares our students for graduation, entry into high-school, placement tests, etc. And as the “top of the school” these students embody what it means to be a graduate of St. Mary’s School and show their true leadership. Their spirituality has deepened, stewardship experiences have given them a foundation for responsible citizenship, and the teacher ensures they are positioned for success in their high school years and beyond. The school year culminates with the much anticipated 3-day retreat to St. Gertrude’s Monastery in Cottonwood, Idaho.