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Meet RJ: Sixth Grade

A Saint Since Sixth Grade

Q&A with RJ

List of 7 items.

  • How has school life differed here from your previous school?

    It has been different from my previous school because it is a much smaller environment, has smaller classes, and more attention to detail. I've really enjoyed the community here.
  • What is your favorite subject?

    My favorite subject is history. My teacher Mr. Carr makes it so much fun. We have “history bucks” and you can buy treats with them but you have to get the game “where in the world” right in order to win the history bucks. I also like how Mr. Carr lives by the rules and makes us live by the rules. In his classroom, the rules are Be Silly, Kind, and Honest.
  • Describe an academic assignment(s) you have particularly enjoyed this year.

    I really liked the Middle Ages Fair because you choose one person and researched that person.  On the day of the fair family and friends visited classrooms where the sixth graders were the person they had studied...meaning we were giving a speech about what we learned from that person's perspective. My person from the Middle Ages Fair was Sunni Ali. I learned that Sunni Ali was a military leader before he was the very first emperor.

    I also really liked The Green City Design Challenge because I got to learn something new. The Green City Design Challenge is where you are put into teams of three and four. It lasts four to five months and you have to research one of the dirtiest places in the world. In the project, I learned that there are so many ways to fix pollution for just one city.
  • What service-learning project have you enjoyed this year?

    A service project that really stood out for me was when, for the whole week, we worked with local children. We went to a children’s preschool and I really enjoyed helping the kids out.
  • Tell us about a performing arts class have you participated in at SSSAS.

    I really enjoy chorus because I like singing and learning how to work with classmates on music. My favorite song was probably “White Christmas.” The best performance was the winter concert. It was just a good performance in general because it was our first performance in CPAC. [CPAC is the Chapel and Performing Arts Center located at the Upper School.]
  • Which athletic experience have you liked most at SSSAS?

    I have liked basketball because I love how Coach Jones really encourages you to be a real team player and that you shouldn't be a one-man team but to have trust in your team. I also like how he really pushes you to be the best person on and off the court no matter what the situation is he will keep pushing you to be the best person you can be. 
  • What have you learned about yourself through your academic work at SSSAS?

    I have learned that you aren't going to get something by not working for it. You really have to push yourself to reach that goal.

Video: On Campus with RJ

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is special because everyone is caring and it is a great community.

About Me

What do you do in your free time?
I go to the baseball field, the basketball court, or on the trampoline. 

What is something new you have you tried at SSSAS?  

Single thing you love most about SSSAS?
I love the community.  

Where have you traveled?
I have traveled to California, New York, Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, West Virginia, Delaware, Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and St. John Virgin Islands.

My Favorites

Spot on Campus: The gym because it is just relaxing to shoot the basketball and get my energy out. 

Books: Salt in My Shoes, Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, and The Outsiders.  

SSSAS event: Sleepy Thompson basketball tournament 

Class: P.E.

My Day

  • *Advisory
  • English
  • Science
  • History
  • Drama
  • Chorus 
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • P.E.
  • Math
  • Chapel once a week
*What is Advisory?
All students have a faculty advisor who helps with academics and school life. During this time you can meet with teachers, do homework, plan a service-learning activity, have an enrichment assembly, or even have an advisory party!
Age 3-Grade 12 coed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia


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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304