Academic Decathlon


The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition for students in 6th through 8th grades.  It emphasizes collaboration among students and the feeling of success in meeting academic challenges.

The Diocesan schools of Sonoma and Napa Counties meet on the first Saturday of March to compete in an Academic Decathlon.  There are ten events.  Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes.  The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and Music).  Awards are given for individual and team performance.