Our Lady of Grace Kindergarten is an all day program which enables us to offer a wide variety of learning experiences. Children interact in an environment which focuses on the spiritual, academic, and social needs of each learner. Religion, Language Arts, and Math are the core components. Spanish, Music, Physical Education, and Art specialists enrich the day. The Kindergarten year is also highlighted by many special events and programs such as the Secret Pumpkin Patch, All Saints Day Mass, and Christmas Around the World.
Kindergarteners grow in skills and knowledge as well as learning about cooperation with their peers. A well-balanced mixture of prayer, instruction, exploration, play, and time with friends under the caring guidance of teachers and staff provides solid ground for each young child to blossom and grow.
Our elementary school program in Grades 1 through 5 provides an opportunity for students to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally as they study and interact in a faith-filled environment. Religious instruction, prayer, and service are integral parts of every school day.
Language Arts consists of the four basic language processes – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. We use a research-based language arts curriculum that is aligned with state and national standards. The program provides differentiated reading selections, opportunities for flexible grouping, a variety of literature genres, and varied forms of assessments. Active learning is an important factor in all subject areas and most readily apparent in math and science. Mathematics focuses on computation, concept development, and problem solving. Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, and Art round out the elementary curriculum. Students learn technology skills and apply them in the K-5 computer lab or by using one of the four mobile computer labs.
Teachers foster a love of learning, a respect for each student’s God given talents, and a responsibility to self and others.
Our Middle School is comprised of students in Grades 6-8. The emphasis on faith formation continues through Religion classes 4 times a week, weekly liturgy, specialized service projects, and promotion of moral development through a reflective discipline policy which encourages accountability.
We work to stimulate the spirit of inquiry, the acquisition of knowledge, and the thoughtful formation of worthy goals through challenging academics and leadership opportunities. During this critical time of moral, physical, and social development, we provide a small familiar community with a consistent peer group and a strong home/school connection.