Beginning in 4th grade, learning is done through a departmental format. Students begin in their homeroom but move to the classroom where the subject takes place. This allows for teachers to know their students over the years and for the students to be familiar with all of the teachers, allowing students to get right to work at the beginning of the school year.
4th-8th Grade Language Arts
Students begin with the mechanics of writing to thesis writing in the older grades. In literature students will learn vocabulary, improve their reading comprehension in both fiction and non- fiction and students are encouraged to engage in discussions on what they read and learn.
4th, 5th, 6th Grade Math- Go Math. Number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, special sense, measurement, fractions and data analysis, inequalities, equations and expressions.
In PE, students learn motor skills, movement patterns and concepts and how to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness.
Technology: K-8th grade will learn concepts in Literacy, Fluency, Digital citizenship and Media literacy.
3rd – 8th grade Science
In Science, using Scott Foresman and Pearson Prentice Hall texts, 3-8 grade students learn Earth, Space, Life and Physical Sciences. Using hands-on experiments in our Science Lab, enjoying visits from the Museum of Flight and attending overnight Environmental Camp Seymour (in 5th and 6th Grade) the students excel in science and many will go on to regional and State Science Fair competitions.
7th/8th Grade Math
Using the Sadlier-Oxford Fundamentals of Algebra and Pearson Algebra students will learn the fundamentals of Algebra and Algebra I while following the Common Core Standards.
4-8 Grade Religion
Religion: Sadlier We Believe Curriculum for 4,5,6, and 8th Grades, Maryknoll Missionary Discipleship Curriculum for 7th Grade.
Grade 4: 10 Commandments
Grade 5: Sacraments
Grade 6: Old Testament
Grade 7: New Testament and Walking with Jesus
Grade 8: Church History
Spanish: (may not be available 2020-21)
Younger students learn Spanish using basic phrases introduced through games and songs and role play. Older students learn dates, seasons, weather, how to greet and how to answer simple questions. Older students will learn the world of Spanish verbs and how to conjugate the different types of verbs.
The students will learn choral performance, music appreciation, theory and history. Older students also learn improvisation, composition, musical notation and connect music to history and culture.