Curriculum

Lower School

Grades K-3

Students in our lower primary grades benefit from a self-contained nurturing environment. A positive self-image is encouraged and the students are given a sense of belonging in a disciplined and structured environment. Learning becomes a rich, enjoyable and rewarding experience where students learn by using concrete and hands-on activities.

Small classes ensure individualized, differentiated instruction. Every student is equipped with an Ipad or chromebook to maximize their learning experience. All classrooms have interactive smart boards. A reading curriculum accommodates the needs of each learner and strengthens reading independence. The Mathematics curriculum adheres to the Next Generation Math Standards and incorporates the use of manipulatives and cooperative learning experiences to help reinforce basic problem solving-skills and challenge the students to develop higher-level thinking skills. Daily prayers and religious instruction is built into the school day.

Students in grades K-3 attend mass, as a class, approximately twice each month and attend liturgical events. Sacramental preparation is embedded in the 2nd grade Religion curriculum for students making First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

The core subjects are:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Religion
  • Science – STEM Lab/Lab Learner
  • Social studies

The Enrichment Subjects are: 

  • Art 
  • Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Italian

Intermediate School

Grades 4-5

Students in grades 4-5 classrooms are encouraged to become independent learners who are responsible, prepared and respectful disciples of Jesus. Our goal is to enable students to participate in the development of self-expression and individualism. Students have diverse needs and our lessons are tailored to meet the learning styles of our students. Through differentiation instruction, group work and multisensory learning our student’s needs are addressed.

Grades 4-5 follow the Next Generation Curriculum for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.

The students are prepared to live a life of witness to the call of Jesus.

Religion
Religion is an integral part of our educational program. It is our first and foremost goal to teach our children how to live their lives as good Christians and to foster community through the mysteries of faith. Out students take an active role in worshipping God through prayer, and to encourage and motivate our students to serve others. Students are given the opportunity to attend Mass and liturgical services. Grades 4-5 students have the opportunity to become altar servers. Grade 5 students can become junior lecturers.

Core Subjects:

  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Religion
  • Science / Lab Learners
  • Social Studies

Enrichment Subjects:

  • Technology
  • Italian
  • Art
  • Physical Education

Upper School

Grades 6-8

Students in our Upper School are encouraged to become increasingly independent. Small classes insure individualized, differentiated instruction.

Our rigorous curriculum both accommodates the needs of each individual learner and challenges each student to achieve their personal best. Our program provides opportunities for students to learn through whole group, small group, and individual instruction. Through core subjects such as ELA, Math, Religion, Science, and Social Studies, our students are encouraged to think critically, conduct formal research, and perform STEM labs to enable them to develop as a successful student.