The Grade 2015-16 welocmes you!

General Session #1 - September 12th, 2-4:15 pm


You have registered and been accepted to Montevista Study Center's flagship program for high school young men, The Grade. Our first general session will be held at TriPoint Conference Center, San Antonio this coming Saturday, September 12th, 2-4:15 pm (please see location details below). We look forward to a great collaboration with you during the 2015-16 school year. At the end of each Grade session participants are encouraged to stick around to visit with one another and enjoy an ice cream sundae, so pick-up time can range from 4:15 to 4:30 PM. I hope to be sending you regular emails regarding content covered in The Grade , as well as reminders about general sessions and mentoring. If you would rather not receive these emails, just let me know. If you are unable to attend a session due to a conflict, please email me beforehand so we know how much ice cream to get! I am adding other general information for the Program below.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Jim Keenan

Director, The Grade

First General Session of The Grade

Saturday, Sep. 12th, 2-4:15pm

TriPoint Center, 3223 N. St. Mary's Street at US Hwy 281, San Antonio, TX 87212


In order to foster a high tone at the Seminar, we request that participants wear a collared shirt and long pants.


If you have chosen to pay by check and have not mailed it to Montevista Study Center, please bring your payment to the first Seminar. If you have arranged a payment plan or would like to, please let me know.


We will provide all the materials that you need, including a Grade binder for each participant. If you would like to bring your favorite pen to take notes, please do! Otherwise we will give you a pen too!


The Grade begins at 2:00 PM. Please allow for heavy traffic on I-10, I-35 and US Hwy 281, as part of our city's growing pains. Please be as punctual as possible out of respect for others and their time. Some of the staff will be there early and stay late. If you arrive late, please enter as quietly as possible. Our three classrooms, located in the center of the building will be marked with signs: Freshmen Classroom 1, Sophomores/Juniors Classroom 2, and Seniors Classroom 3.


If you have any general questions about The Grade, feel free to call me at any time.

Jim Keenan

CELL: 713-703-3153

If you have questions about a specific Seminar, these are the Seminar Coordinators:

Big Picture Seminar (Freshmen)

Patrick Finegan

CELL: 210-744-2005

Professional Seminar (Sophomores and Juniors)

Lal Lejano

Cell: 210-428-5554

Filling the Gaps Philosophy (Seniors)

Daniel Eaton

Cell: 714-299-6306