Middle school religion curriculum follows the standards set by the Archdiocese of Portland. Sixth grade takes an in-depth look at the Old Testament, beginning in Genesis and studying all books and genres throughout the Old Testament scriptures. Seventh grade continues with the Gospels and into the New Testament, through Acts of the Apostles and Paul the Apostle, and through to Revelation. Seventh grade also participates in the Altartion Program by Ascension Press, delving into the richness of the Catholic Mass and the Sacraments. Eighth grade studies Church History, beginning with a review of Acts of the Apostles, and continues through to modern day, weaving in Social Justice. Students look into the lives of many of the saints (including Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, Damien of Molokai, John Paul II, and Mother Teresa). 8th graders also participate in an active, hands-on 10 hour personal service project to the marginalized in our community, culminating in a Capstone Project prior to graduation. Religion classes use hand-on, experiential learning as well as textbook curriculum, and also include journaling, reflection, small group discussion, and retreat participation.