We have the luxury as a private school to create our own curriculum. The Archdiocese has a curriculum whose objectives we need to meet in our teaching. Currently in education they are moving away from standards and moving to common core. We follow a traditional approach
Religion class meets 5 days a week with the 5th day being Liturgical Music.
Every grade level has a curriculum but our faith is more than the formal instruction. It permeates in everything we do, on the playground, cheating on a test, making a bad choice, praying for family members, etc.
Every grade level gathers for parish morning Mass on Tues. & Thurs. One grade level attends each Mass per week (gr. 2-8).
Once - twice a month we have an all school Mass (grades K-8).
Grades 2nd & 8th are sacramental preparation years.
We are very much a model of service to others in the spirit of Christ.
We have a program called Students of Service that expands our service program outside of the school day. Each grade level follows one of the Corporal Works of Mercy.
We do accept Non-Catholics and expect them to fully participate in religion classes, Masses & Prayer Services. You do not have to participate in Communion.
We follow all the practices, beliefs and traditions of Catholics.
Preschool is 10:1. There is a teacher and a teacher assistant in each classroom.
Target class size is 25.
Kindergarten is 18-21 students per class with a teacher and a teacher assistant for the grade level
Grades 1 & 2 are 18-22 students per room. With a teacher and a teacher assistant for the grade level
Grade 3 begins to employ educational strategy of academically clustering the students for reading, math & language arts. Typically we have 3 groups, approaching grade level(10-12 students), on grade level or beyond grade level(23-28 students).
All Preschool and Kindergarten teachers have attended an Allergy Awareness Workshop.
Each student with an allergy is handled individually with teacher and parents forming a plan. The nurse and teacher have an epi pen and action plan. Epi pen travels withchild to out subjects and field trips.
Classroom parents are informed of types of allergies in the room and to be cognitive when purchasing treats. Severe allergies bring their own snack and always sit in same spot for snack.
Tables are cleaned with disinfecting wipes (allergist recommended).
We do not have book, technology, or language fees. You do need to purchase a school uniform and school supplies. We offer an opportunity to order a school supply kit during the summer.
A P.E. uniform is required for Grades 4-8 only.
There are participation fees for sports, band, choir, and after school clubs.
We have one fundraiser per year, the Annual Fund. Every family is expected to participate at the giving level they are comfortable with. This comprises approximately 8% of our operating budget each year.