The school curriculum is designed to foster the growth and development of the whole person. OLPH uses a traditional letter grade system to evaluate academic progress within each subject. Parents are notified of their children’s academic, behavior, and effort through quarterly reports.
The school curriculum is designed to foster the growth and development of the whole person. Core curriculum includes religion, reading, math, language arts, social studies, science, and spelling. Additional special subjects including Spanish, music, art, and physical education complement the basic curriculum. In a quarterly report card, OLPH uses a traditional letter grade system to evaluate academic progress within each subject.
First and second grade are in self-contained classrooms where students are provided with opportunities to challenge and enrich talents, strategies to compensate for weaknesses, and programs to develop the necessary skills for the 21st century.
Ability grouping is an educational strategy used to address the individual needs of each child. It is introduced in the third grade for skilled subjects like math, reading, and language arts. Flexible grouping allows teachers to explore the curriculum in response to the academic and developmental diversity within each grade. Students benefit when subjects are taught in a manner reflective of their specific needs.