Hands-on math instruction in the primary grades builds the foundation for understanding mathematical concepts, critical thinking, and problem solving. A spiraling curriculum that increases in complexity provides the opportunity for continued practice and mastery of mathematical concepts.
Small group English language arts instruction meets individual needs of each and every child, focusing on phonemic awareness, oral reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing. Students also participate in the Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader program and weekly visits to the library to develop a love of reading.
Daily religious education classes, prayer, and attendance at weekly Mass as a school community provide a foundation in faith formation. Students in each grade lead morning prayer. Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion begins in Second grade, and students receive both sacraments in second grade.
An introduction to and study of earth, life, and physical science is supported through collaborative STEM activities. Primary students study plants and animals, rocks and minerals, the solar system, weather, forces and motion.
Primary students learn about the world around us. Studying people and places around the world, important historical figures, and an introduction to economics. A focus on geography and map skills is included and reinforced through participation in monthly community service projects.
An introduction to basic computer skills is integrated with a reinforcement of the curriculum. Students learn about the parts of a computer and the importance of digital citizenship. Students create projects with oral presentations to utilize and develop their skills.