St. Ephrem Catholic Academy’s junior high school ELA program is lead by Mrs. Curry. Her novel based approach to English allows students to expand their knowledge base through practical application. Throughout their three years, students will read many books and analyze text while developing their writing skills. Last year 90% of our 6th-grade performed at or above proficient in their state test. Rigorous writing and deep thought during class discussion in a relaxing environment prepare our students for whichever high school they choose. The alternative seating model permits students to learn in the style that best suits them. From the comfortable single seating chairs, couches and floor seating to the traditional desk and chair option, the ELA learning lounge is a place where your child’s imagination meets reality.