Intermediate Level Curriculum
Students in fourth through sixth grade
The language arts curriculum develops and reinforces reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Spelling, grammar, and mechanics are integrated into the program through drill activities and application projects. Group activities, hands-on activities, cooperative learning, direct instruction, and individualized instruction are utilized.
The mathematics curriculum is designed to help students acquire skills and concepts they will use throughout their lives. Problem-solving strategies and reasoning skills are integrated throughout the curriculum. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and work with fractions, decimals, charts, graphs, and word problems are addressed.
Pre-algebra, geometry, and statistics are also included as appropriate. Real-life applications, hands-on activities, cooperative learning, direct instruction, and individualized instruction are utilized.
The science curriculum includes the study of physical, earth and life sciences. The scientific method of investigation is utilized. The program stresses the application of scientific principles to real-life situations. Experiments, hands-on activities, cooperative learning, direct instruction, and individualized instruction are utilized.
The social studies curriculum includes the study of geography, Pennsylvania history, American history and world history. The curriculum stresses respect and appreciation of our common heritage. It also stresses respect and appreciation for all cultures and all people. Hands-on activities, cooperative learning, research projects, direct instruction, and individualized instruction are utilized.
The religion curriculum, at this level, is designed to help each student develop a relationship with Jesus Christ ,and to live a lifestyle based upon the values that are presented in the Gospels. The traditions of the church, daily prayer, and service projects are components of the religion curriculum. By attending our weekly school liturgy, students learn to participate in the Mass and practice their faith.
Computer studies, elementary Spanish, art, music, and physical education are incorporated into the curriculum at the intermediate level.
Evaluation and assessment of student progress at this level is made through activities, projects, portfolios, quizzes, tests, and teacher observations.
V Students in fourth through sixth grade take the Stanford Achievement Test.
V Students in fourth and fifth grade take the Stanford Writing Evaluation.
V Students in grade five take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test.