Overview

Emphasizing the development of the whole child, we recognize the importance of balancing academic standards with the developmental stages of our students. Our program features small class sizes, but students enjoy opportunities to join with the student body across our school community. Our students leave kindergarten reading, writing sentences, thinking critically and solving problems. In first and second grades, students strengthen foundational skills to support academic success. Students also learn how to listen attentively, actively participate, collaborate with peers, and become organized for success throughout their education.

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Academics & Enrichment

Students benefit from STEM activities, community service projects, our PEAK Family program, and parent visits. Primary classes visit a zoo or explore a local children’s museum, welcome a variety of guest speakers, and enjoy visits from children’s book authors. Additional after-school Chess for Kids enrichment is available.

Academics
Math

Math

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.

Language Arts

Language Arts

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.

Religion

Religion

Daily religious education classes, prayer, and attendance at monthly Mass as a school community provide a foundation in faith formation. Students in each grade lead morning prayer and participate in a First Friday Mass.

Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion begins in first grade, and students receive both sacraments in second grade.

Science

Science

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. The science curriculum comes alive through field trips and guest speakers.

Social Science

Social Science

Primary students learn about the world our 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.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Our fine arts program allows students to develop an appreciation of music and art and express their creativity. Music instruction includes singing and an introduction to music theory, including note-reading and playing instruments. Volunteer art docents provide a rich opportunity for students to study artists in a variety of genres and create their own masterpieces to share with classmates and families.

Physical Education

Physical Education

Regular physical education classes provide students with the opportunity to develop gross motor skills, work as a team. and learn the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

Technology

Technology

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.

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