All JMSG students are enrolled in a mix of classes designed to provide academic rigor in balance with social and emotional wellbeing over the three years. Core courses in math, humanities, science/STEAM, and Spanish provide rich subject-area learning. Academic classes promote joy in learning by engaging students in developmentally appropriate challenge and collaborative, hands-on activities while also preparing them for a broad array of high school programs. RISE (Resilience, Identity, Self-awareness, Empathy) and varied physical education classes help each student develop a positive self-image, healthy habits, and essential decision-making skills. Visual art and music classes as well as dance and theater performances foster creative expression.