The language arts curriculum is a combination of whole language and phonics. Students participate in role-playing, hands-on activities, show and tell, listening activities, story tapes, computer games and story-writing activities.
The mathematics curriculum employs hands-on activities and the use of manipulatives to develop skills and concepts in number sense, measurement, geometry, computation and problem solving.
The science curriculum provides age-appropriate, hands-on learning experiences about the
Earth, weather, five senses, parts of the human body, health and hygiene, and plant and animal life. Activities incorporate the processing skills of observing, communicating, classifying, estimating, measuring, inferring, predicting, experimenting and hypothesizing.
The social studies curriculum centers on the development of personal relationships in the family, school, and community. Concepts such as respect and sharing are stressed. The age-appropriate use of rules and consequences for one's actions is also stressed. Stories, videos, role playing, games and hands-on activities are utilized.
The religion curriculum focuses on God's love for all of his creation. Through age appropriate stories, students study the teachings of Jesus Christ and the values and traditions of the church. Students also learn basic prayers. By attending our weekly school liturgy, students also learn to participate in the Mass and practice their faith.
Computer technology, art, music, and physical education are incorporated into the kindergarten curriculum.
Evaluation of student progress is made through activities, projects, portfolios, quizzes, tests, and teacher observations. Kindergarten students take the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) literacy evaluation three times during the school year.