Our Philosophy on Intellectual Development

  • To maintain high academic standards by updating curricular materials and teaching methods that compliment the program.
  • To challenge students to expand their intellectual capacity through opportunities offered in the classroom, intra-school, and community competitions.
  • To encourage students to reach a level of achievement based on his/her own level of ability.
  • To stimulate an appreciation for art, music, drama, foreign language, technology and physical education.
  • To foster the development and growth of school faculty as leaders committed to Catholic education.
  • To establish benchmarks for using technology as a tool for learning so that students are well prepared for a continually changing technological world.
  • To continue providing technology training for teachers.
  • To look at assessment in terms of levels of performance relative to the knowledge specific to a subject area.
  • To provide stimulation for critical thinking and the use of up-to-date technology.
  • To recognize that learning is a lifelong process.

Curricular Programs by Subject

Social Studies:  Pearson/Savvas, K-5; Discovery Education, MS; Studies Weekly, 2nd grade

Science:  Pearson/Savvas, K-8; Earth Science, 6th; Life Science, 7th; Physical Science, 8th

Religion:  Loyola, Preschool; Sadlier K-8

Math:  Sadlier K-6, MS Glencoe/McGrawHill (pre-algebra 7th, Algebra I 8th)

Reading:  Starfall.com, Preschool; Zaner-Bloser Superkids, K-2; Scholastic Guided Reading, grade 3; Wonders, grade 4; Novel Studies grades 3-8; Sadlier (Vocabulary Workshop, Grammar Workshop, and guided reading, grades 3-8); and Readworks.org.

Phonics: Sadlier K-2

Daily spiraled reviews of math and grammar through Simple Solutions or Daily Oral Language, grades 3-5

Spanish:  Vista Higher Learning, grades 3-8

Writing: Connected to subject areas and Voyages in English (grade 5)


  • Terra Nova (annually in February)
  • NWEA MAP Testing (Grades K-2) and DRC Beacon Testing (Grades 3-8) – August, January, & April

We use results from both tests and teacher recommendations for higher math and ELA classes in middle school.