A child’s journey spans from learning to read to preparing for young adulthood, and the approach to teaching the curriculum evolves through the years to reflect a child’s developmental needs. As Christian Catholic educators, we have a special responsibility to encourage each student to achieve his/her maximum potential. We work to stimulate the spirit of worthy goals.
The integration of reading, writing, and speaking is the core of our language arts curriculum. The broad content outcomes require the student to communicate clearly, precisely, and concisely; read fluently and with understanding; master reading, listening, and speaking; and relate literature to his/her own experiences.
Language arts utilizes various skills and practices to ensure that all students are successful. We incorporate a balanced literacy approach to the teaching of language arts.
Our math program integrates basic skills, problem solving, and concept development. Content outcomes include mastering the ability to reason in a deductive manner, using and applying current technology, enjoying mathematical manipulations and thinking, and developing daily mathematical thinking, technical and living skills.
Through continual assessment, we identify skills and concepts that each student has obtained and adjust learning activities to ensure students acquire high levels of understanding.
Our religion curriculum incorporates Catholic doctrine, Bible themes, sacraments (Reconciliation and First Communion in second grade), social justice, service, and community prayer. A hallmark of our religion curriculum is the weekly liturgies and the many opportunities for celebrating as a faith community. Prayer is woven into our daily curriculum, and each grade level plans and participates in the weekly Masses.
Additionally, students participate in numerous service projects throughout the year providing opportunities to live out the Catholic faith through our Family Day of Service program and other programs which support local charities like Sharing and Caring Hands as well as our sister parishes in Africa.
Archdiocesan Religion Standards click here.
Science outcomes establish age appropriate scientific literacy through the development of knowledge, application of scientific process skills, identification of ethical standards in science, and responsible application of this information.
The strength of our social studies program is our interdisciplinary approach. Integration begins in the primary grades between social studies, language arts, and art classes. Units on countries produce opportunities for written work, art pieces, geography lessons, and the appreciation for the rich cultural complexity of other counties.
Fine Arts education includes music and art. Art classes provide exposure to the elements and principles of art, and art projects are developed that complement other curriculum areas.
The music curriculum is based on the elements of melody, rhythm, form, and harmony. All students perform for audiences throughout the school year. Students sing liturgical music for weekly liturgies, and choir programs exist from third grade through eighth grade.
The Spanish program is a communicative and interactive program integrating language with music, children’s literature, and culture to provide a rich language environment.
Our physical education program emphasizes knowledge, skill, and physical aptitude with the cooperative spirit, teamwork, and good sportsmanship of all participants. Our extra-curricular sports program includes volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball.
Kindergarten through eighth grade technology outcomes
Kindergarten through fifth grade computer lab
Four mobile computer labs for use in classrooms
Our mission is to create a mutually supportive environment that fosters in each student a love for God, love for one another, and a desire to serve the greater community. We do this through:
- Liturgical celebrations where students share their talents
- Specialized social justice projects at each grade level
- Religion classes four days a week
- Weekly K-8 Mass
- Promoting moral development through a reflective discipline policy
- Peer Ministry
Archdiocesan Religion Standards click here.
As Catholic school educators, we believe that middle school is a critical time in moral, physical, and social development. Because lifelong habits and personal identity are formed we strive to:
- Encourage accountability
- Create a small, familiar community with a consistent peer group and strong home/school connection
- Provide leadership opportunities
- Offer easy access to middle school sports (90% participation)
- Stay faithful to traditions such as the 8th grade play and the 8th grade graduation
- Organize relevant field trips, team time
- Involve students in World Language (Spanish), and the Fine Arts (Music, Art, Band)
As Christian Catholic educators, we have a special responsibility to encourage each student to achieve his/her maximum potential. We work to stimulate the spirit of inquiry, the acquisition of knowledge, and the thoughtful formulation of worthy goals. We do this through:
Problem solving, Algebraic principles, Linear & Quadratic equations, Geometry
Interdisciplinary teaming, Research based presentations, Variety of Literature, Writing & Publishing
General, Life & Earth
World History, Ancient Civilization, United States History, Current Events
Spiritual framework for moral decision making, Understanding the Bible and the Mass, Jesus as a role model for personal maturing, and Christian love
Students need technology skills to succeed as life-long learners in our digital world. For our Middle School students, we offer a 1:1 learning program, through which each student is loaned a MacBook laptop for use at home and at school. Using 21st-century teaching methods and resources, our Middle School curriculum engages students,
stimulates more effective learning, and develops technology proficiencies.