Curriculum

For curriculum by grade, see the following:

 

Curriculum Overview

  • An integral part of the school’s curriculum which permeates every aspect of school life, the religion curriculum combines direct instruction in Catholic doctrines and teachings with Christian behavior, service to others, and participation in prayer and the sacramental life of the Church.  History of the Church is also covered in the Jr. High.
  • Study and organization skills are taught at all levels.
  • The school’s language arts curriculum stresses strong grammar skills and exposes the students to all forms of literature. In addition, phonics instruction in Grades 1-3 provides the students with a strong base for success in advanced reading skills.
  • “The Six Traits Writing System” is used at all levels as well as the “Independent Investigation Method” (IIM), a cross-curricular system that teaches research skills to students in all grades.
  • The “Wordly Wise” program helps students build strong vocabulary and spelling skills in Grades 5-8.
  • In Grades 7 and 8, the Math curriculum is based on the National Council of Mathematics Standards. It places a strong emphasis on helping children develop number sense while providing students with the tools to become independent problem solvers. Pre-algebra and algebra are taught in Junior High.
  • Foreign language is offered to students in Grades 7 and 8. Students who lack a strong grasp of language skills are placed in an English Skills class rather than a Foreign Language class. This gives the students an opportunity to acquire the skills that they may be lacking and to strengthen those skills that may be weak.
  • The school has four marking periods throughout the academic school year from September to June in which each student receives a report card communicating the student’s academic performance.

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*Information regarding the curriculum is updated when required to insure up-to-date content and promote progressive educational methods.
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