In collaboration with parents and guardians as the primary educators, we seek to educate the whole child by providing an excellent education rooted in Gospel values. Our foundation for teaching religion is underscored with the mission of proclaiming the Gospel, to build community, and to serve our brothers and sisters. We currently use the religion curriculum developed by Loyola Press. It promotes:
- Knowledge of the faith.
- Knowledge and meaning of the Liturgy and the sacraments.
- Moral formation in Jesus Christ.
- How to pray with Christ.
- How to live in community and to participate actively in the life and mission of Jesus Christ.
Our school has a strong mathematics program based on the Math in Focus curriculum published by Houghton, Mifflin and Harcourt and based on the Singapore Math® program. Homeroom teachers teach math in grades kindergarten through fifth, and a middle-school math specialist teaches grades six to eight. Most eighth-grade students enter advanced level math courses when they reach high school.
Technology and online resources are greatly encouraged for use by students and parents for support throughout each course.
In 2016 we introduced a new Math Specialist who supports teachers and works with students. Read more here.
Students learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas; the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts are the basis for developing curriculum. The Common Core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students are challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they have read. This reinforces critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills that are required as individuals advance in their studies.
Our school offers a wide variety of Specialists to enhance our core curriculum, including Music, Visual Arts, Spanish, Math, Technology, Physical Education and Library. Learn more here.