Grade 8 Page

Welcome 8th Graders!

Transition from the middle school to high school is a giant leap that can be accompanied with both anxiety and excitement.  The Eighth Grade Expectations outline offers some useful suggestions to help ease our incoming eighth grade students to Pearl River High School.

Please consult the Grade 8 Welcome Packet for more on orientation, scheduling and general information.



The Program of Studies for the 2020-2021 school year is now available.

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“Stop the Spread” Poster ContestScholarship is offered to promote public health.  Any student in the U.S. in grades 5-12 can enter by creating an 8 1/2 x 11 poster that encourages measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. This can include a creative background, a clever phrase, or even statistics about Coronavirus.  The winner will receive $500 and his/her poster will be promoted throughout New York in the fall of 2020.    The contest deadline is June 30, 2020.

The New York State Office of Information Technology Services’ is once again hosting the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest.”  The contest is open to all students in New York State public, private and home-schools.  The contest has five entry categories: Kindergarten–Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Special Education.  New York State winners will be displayed in the 2021 NYS Kids Safe Online Calendar and entered into the MS-ISAC National Computer Security Poster Contest.  More information on the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest” can be found on the contest web page at Questions regarding the contest may be submitted to  The contest entry deadline is December 9, 2019.

Information regarding the Catholic high school admission process from the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark and the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS)  from the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York and the Archdiocese of Brooklyn are available for your reference.