Academic Decathlon


The decathlon is the largest junior high educational competition in California featuring two team events: a rigorous logic quiz along with a super quiz finale that encompasses religion, literature, science, art, and geography. Individuals also face off in religion, math, social studies, science, fine arts, current events, literature, English, grammar and spelling.

The decathlon promotes academic preeminence and educational values at parochial schools, as well as cooperative learning skills, higher-order thinking and teamwork. Moreover, it celebrates the diversity and tradition of California’s Catholic schools.