K-8 Curriculum

Innovative programs such as Guided Reading and our Teacher-to-Teacher Program foster collaboration and strategic instruction impacting student academic growth. Departmental leaders also offer guidance and mentoring in major subject areas: Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Each “School”: Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate, and Middle, also has a department head who offers direction, disperses information, and monitors instructional practices.

The curriculum is based on diocesan guidelines together with the Common Core Standards. Instruction is geared to meeting the needs of the students with the sole purpose of raising their skill level and educating the whole student–academically and spiritually. Students are identified and assigned on-level and beyond-level classes in Math and Reading in grades Kindergarten through eight, allowing for improved student growth at their level of achievement. The expertise of Intermediate and Middle School teachers benefits student growth.

See Common Standards for more information: https://corestandards.org/

Religion Curriculum

Discover an exceptional religious education program for students in kindergarten to Eighth grade!

At our school, we provide a comprehensive curriculum that nurtures your child’s faith and spiritual growth. From the earliest years, students embark on an exciting journey to learn about the fundamental aspects of our faith. They discover that God is the creator of the world and that Jesus serves as the perfect role model of love. Through engaging Bible stories, they explore the depth of God’s immense love for us.

Our dedicated teachers play a vital role in guiding students towards a deep understanding of Jesus’ teachings. They help children grasp the importance of the Church and various forms of prayer, including the Sacraments. We place particular emphasis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, encouraging frequent reception as a divine gift of forgiveness.

As students progress, they delve into the significance of the Ten Commandments. These commandments provide essential guidance, teaching children how to avoid sin and actively serve other members of God’s family.

Starting in second grade, students actively participate in the vibrant prayer life of the Church, including the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. We emphasize the importance of celebrating the Eucharist on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, fostering a deep connection to our traditions and the significance of these sacred moments.

By third grade, we encourage students to demonstrate remorse and seek forgiveness from God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They will gain the ability to explain the Examination of Conscience, the Confession of Sins, and the Act of Contrition. Moreover, they will develop an understanding of the Sacraments of Healing, such as Penance/Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick.

As students progress into fifth grade, they discover that Jesus is the visible presence of God, our Messiah, and Brother. They will understand the revelation of the covenant between God and humanity through the Incarnation and Sacred Scripture. Additionally, they’ll recognize the leadership role of the Pope and Bishops, understanding their significance in guiding the organized family of God and facilitating the experience of Christ’s presence, especially through the Sacraments. Students will also grasp the obligation to attend the Eucharist on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. They’ll begin to understand the call to service, sharing their faith through loving actions and embodying the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, as well as striving for a holy life free from sin.

In sixth grade, students will deepen their understanding of how Sacred Scripture, as the inspired Word of God, reveals the Holy Trinity throughout history. They will explore their personal faith journey and understand how the Sacramental life of the Church fosters growth in grace and continues Jesus’ ministry. They’ll recognize the need to be in a state of grace to receive other Sacraments, preparing themselves through the frequent reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Seventh-grade students make connections between developing an informed conscience, moral decision-making, discipleship, and eternal life in the Kingdom of God. They gain a comprehensive understanding of the Rite of Reconciliation, including the Examination of Conscience, Confession of Sins, and the Act of Contrition. They also establish links between the Ten Commandments and moral living, recognizing the importance of frequent participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout life.

In eighth grade, students undertake an in-depth analysis of the Holy Trinity as the central mystery of our faith. They will come to recognize Jesus Christ in his full humanity as the Son of Mary and in his full divinity as the Son of God. Through an exploration of Sacred Scripture and its ongoing relevance, students will discover how it continues to reveal God’s truth to us today. Our comprehensive program also focuses on the Sacraments, emphasizing the obligation to celebrate the Eucharist on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, and the gift of forgiveness through frequent reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. By immersing themselves in the rich traditions of the Catholic Church, students will develop a deep understanding of the Church as the family of God guided by the Holy Spirit, with Mary as its Spiritual Mother.