School-wide Learning Expectations
Faith-filled and Active Members of the Christian Community who
· Demonstrate a relationship with God and show respect for God’s creation
· Consider Catholic moral and social teachings when making decisions
· Utilize all types of prayer in their personal relationship with God
· Regularly participate in the sacramental life of the Church
· Take an active role in service to the Church community
Life-Long Learners who
· Use critical thinking and listening skills
· Express thoughts clearly in written and oral form
· Demonstrate a curiosity for learning
· Meet deadlines and expectations placed upon them
· Have a foundation in all academic subject areas
Responsible Citizens who
· Recognize and embrace the diversity of mankind
· Resolve conflict with others in a fair manner
· Share their God given talents for the benefit of others
· Show respect for the ideas, opinions, and creations of others
· Responds willingly to the needs of others
Self-Aware and Self-Confident Individuals who
· Listen and follow God’s plan for them in choosing their vocations
· Use and accept their own strengths with humility
· Possess good problem solving and decision making skills
· Make positive and encouraging comments about others
· Practice self-discipline
Daily religious instruction takes place in all grades, Preschool through Eighth Grade. Students study Catholic doctrine and tradition, Scripture, Liturgy, and Social Justice teaching throughout the religion and other subject matter curriculum. Students also participate in other
important practices of our Catholic faith.
Through our Language Arts program, students in Kindergarten through eighth grade develop skills in the areas of Reading,
Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Listening and Speaking.
Our curriculum covers the range of skills from word recognition, decoding and phonemic awareness in the lower grades to applied writing, public speaking, and literary analysis in the upper grades. Students learn to apply their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills across the curriculum.
Students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade develop math skills in the areas of number sense, algebra and functions, measurement and geometry, statistics, data analysis and probability, and mathematical reasoning. Students in seventh and eighth grade are assigned to one of three different levels of math, depending upon prior performance.
Students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade explore science concepts in the areas of physical science, life science, and earth science. They also develop skills in the area of investigation and experimentation and put the Scientific Method to use in completing class projects.
Students in fourth and fifth grade participate in the school science fair every other year, while junior high students participate annually.
Sixth grade students focus on earth science; seventh grade focuses on
life science; eighth grade focuses on physical science.
Students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade develop skills while studying history, geography, economics, government and citizenship, and people, cultures, and social values. Students in fourth grade focus on California History. Sixth grade students focus on ancient civilizations; seventh grade focuses on world history from medieval to modern times; eighth grade focuses on American history and the Constitution.
Students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade develop technological knowledge and skills as they learn general technological awareness, keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, use of multimedia,
databases, desktop publishing, draw/paint/graphics, internet use, web page design, and video design.
Through the physical education program, students learn the importance of staying healthy and physically active throughout their
lives. In addition to learning the fundamentals of team sports, students in Kindergarten through eighth grade learn about and develop manipulative skills, rhythmic skills, body management, fitness concepts, aerobic capacity, strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, self-responsibility, social interaction skills, and group dynamics. In combination with our health, safe environment, and family life curriculum, students also learn about healthy habits in relation to food, sleep, medications, drugs, and alcohol.
Students in all grades are exposed to and participate in activities and projects in the areas of music, visual, and performing arts. All school music practice is held once a week as students prepare music for Friday’s Mass.