Our religion program proclaims God’s goodness, centers on Christ, includes the entire Christian message, is progressively structured, flows from Scripture, follows church documents, relates life experiences to the Good News, ministers to the family, prepares students for Christian leadership
and stresses topics of concern for today’s church.
Our language arts/reading curriculum utilizes a comprehensive skilled program that combines phonics and language in one curriculum. This approach includes: decoding words, reading, spelling, writing, vocabulary, English, and literature. Each level strengthens material covered in the previous year. Comprehension and writing are stressed at all levels.
Students in Grades 1-3 are assessed twice a year to monitor individual progress and growth. The assessment is Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS).
Our mathematics program focuses upon the five operations: fractions, decimals, graphing, geometry and measurement. Manipulative and visual aids are incorporated. Problem solving and mental math are stressed on each level.
Our science curriculum follows an interrelated approach integrating the physical, earth and life sciences. Topics covered are: plants, animals, weather and water, planets, volcanoes, habitats and environment and the human body.
Our social studies program focuses on the local, state, national and global environment. Students are exposed to people and cultures within each community and also to the growth of the United States of America. In Grade 4, the primary focus in Pennsylvania – its geography, history, and culture. Geography skills and terminology are incorporated throughout the text.
Classes are conducted on a weekly basis where the following skills are developed: the singing voice, music for liturgy, music theory and the art of listening. Periodically there are group practices with the liturgist for special programs and liturgies. An instrumental program is available to those students who wish to participate.
Our art curriculum stresses the concept of providing students with experiences using different art media, such as clay, different types of paints, cut paper and chalk. It encourages self-expression and development of fine motor skills and self-evaluation. Seasonal projects are incorporated as well as correlations to applicable subject matter.
Please Note: All students are provided the opportunity for weekly computer/technology, Spanish and physical education/wellness classes.