The Catholic School is a unique faith-centered community, which integrates thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual growth, nurture faith, and inspire action.

The commitment to academic excellence, which fosters the intellectual development of all students, is an integral part of the mission of our school.

Religion

Your child will learn to:

  • Recognize God as a loving creator
  • Identify God’s gift to the world of His Son
  • Follow Christ’s example of respect and love
  • Identify the Bible as God’s special book
  • Retell the biblical stories of Creation, Noah’s Ark and Christ’s birth
  • See our families as a celebration of God
  • Identify the Holy Family
  • Demonstrate Christian attitudes during prayer and Mass
  • Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, the Sign of the Cross, and Guardian Angel prayers
  • Distinguish between the liturgical seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas time
  • Identify saints as holy people who help us live as Jesus did.
  • Recognize a need for prayer in daily life

Math

Your child will learn to:

  • Count to 50 and backwards from 10
  • Recognize and print numerals to 20
  • One-to-one correspondence to 15
  • Count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Explore addition and subtraction
  • Estimation
  • Use comparative words
  • Order and relative time (first, before, after)
  • Identify and associate the value of coins
  • Recognize basic shapes
  • Build and discuss graphs
  • Sort and classify by attribute
  • Identify, extend and create patterns
  • Identify time to the hour
  • Understand elements of the calendar

Reading

Your child will learn to:

  • Appreciate the value of literature
  • Identify the literary elements of a story
  • Retell stories in proper sequence
  • Understand print contains meaning
  • Interpret and use pictures and labels
  • Identify and use letter sounds
  • Recognize and use rhyming words
  • Identify his/her own name in print
  • Identify print conventions (capitals, periods)
  • Memorize text and basic sight words
  • Understand the importance of directionality, tracking left to right
  • Distinguish letters, words, and sentences
  • Math initial and final consonant sounds with letter names
  • Read basic 3-letter words
  • Understand word opposites
  • Segments sounds in words

Writing

Your child will learn to:

  • Demonstrate directionality
  • Legibly write the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Print his/her own first and last name
  • Demonstrate the awareness that letters in written language represent sounds in words
  • Describe and label drawings
  • Copy environmental print
  • Share drawings with the class
  • Respond with relevant comments, compliments and questions
  • Identify areas to improve and recognize those changes in drawings and writing
  • Demonstrate basic writing conventions of spacing, punctuation, and capitalization
  • Hold and use a pencil correctly
  • Write basic 3-letter words
  • Writes short sentences using sight words and inventive spelling
  • Write numerals 1 to 20 in sequence

Social Studies

Your child will learn to:

  • Identify/understand holidays as time to remember special people and events in our nation’s history
  • Distinguish between needs and wants
  • Recognize a need for rules and authority
  • Demonstrate respect for rights, responsibilities, and property
  • Describe school and community helpers
  • Identify the American flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Measure time by day/night, months, seasons
  • Associate value with money as a means of buying goods and services
  • Acknowledge differences in interest, appearance, and ability as a gift of God
  • Recite address and telephone number

Computer Technology

Your child will learn to:

  • Use basic educational programs
  • View the computer as a learning tool

Science

Your child will learn to:

  • Recognize the five senses
  • Identify weather changes associated with the four seasons
  • Classify things as living and nonliving.
  • Explain how plants and animals grow and change over time.  Recognize & describe the “Life Cycle of a Butterfly” Laser Science Program
  • Observe and describe the physical properties of objects
  • Practice independent self-care through Dental and Nutrition units
  • Practice basic safety precautions.
  • Explore comparing and measuring concepts through an inquiry based science

Physical Education (P.E.)

Students receive 30 minutes of P.E. two times a week in which the focus is on gross and fine motor skills, learning new games, participation and respect for others.

Music

Students will participate in music 2 times a week for 30 minutes.  Students will be introduced to folk, sacred and secular pieces to explore:

  • Rhythm – beat, no beat, long, short, fast, and slow
  • Melody – vocal exploration, high, low
  • Form – musical patters
  • Texture/expression – solo vs. group, soft vs. loud, 4 voices

Students will also experiment with unpitched percussion.