Kindergarten


For all grades 21stcentury technology is integrated in all subjects through the use of interactive white boards, iPads for the younger grades and Chromebooks in the upper grades.

RELIGION

Children learn that they are important in the eyes of God.  They also learn responsibility and respect for all people. 

* Religious concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Children learn letters (forms/sounds), primary sight words, and are provided with an introduction to the learning of reading. 

MATHEMATICS

Children learn basic number concepts, counting, and primary geometry.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Helping children to understand how they fit in various communities including their family & school.

SCIENCE

Helping children understand the living and physical world around them.

FINE ARTS

Students have Art and Music, each, one day a week.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Children have this class in the school’s gymnasium one day a week.

RECESS

Students have two designated times each day to run and play outside.


Grade 1 - 4


 For all grades 21stcentury technology is integrated in all subjects through the use of interactive white boards, iPads for the younger grades and Chromebooks in the upper grades.

RELIGION

Children learn the importance of incorporating Christian ideals with all they do in life.  Various forms of prayer are also taught.  Children in grade two are taught the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist which they receive for the first time this year.  In the third and fourth grades this continues as children begin to develop a healthy spirituality.  

* Religious concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Children learn how to read in the first grade.  Phonic skills and word recognition is developed.  This is continued in the later grades as students learn how to critically interpret and understand what they read.  They also learn how to communicate in the written word and learn basic grammar.  Cursive handwriting is introduced in second grade and further developed in third and fourth.  Spelling and vocabulary are developed through all the grades.

MATHEMATICS

Children learn the concepts of addition and subtraction, and eventually multiplication and division.  They also learn to memorize the facts associated with these operations. Problem solving and estimation are taught throughout, as is simple geometry and the beginnings of algebraic concepts. 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Children learn about their place in the family, neighborhood, community and begin a simple understanding of the political concepts of government, rules and laws.  They are helped to appreciate their freedoms and the responsibilities associated with those freedoms. 

SCIENCE

Children continue to learn about the living and physical world around them; eventually working with a simple understanding of physical science, the weather, and the earth’s place in the Solar System and in the universe.  Health issues are also covered within the Science curriculum.

FINE ARTS

Students have Art and Music, each, one day a week.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Children have this class in the school’s gymnasium one day a week.

RECESS

Students in grades 1-3 have two designated times each day to run and play outside, and 4th grade has one time.

FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM

Family Life Curriculum is incorporated in the Religion Program.  It was adopted by the Archdiocesan School Office, approved by the Archbishop, and strives to give students a genuine Christian respect for relationships. The course, in grade & age level appropriate ways, provides the basic moral principles by which Christians live & prosper in a heavily secular world while living out their mission to be witnesses of Jesus Christ.


Grade 5 - 8


The major academic goal in our upper grades is to prepare our young adults for the rigors they will face in high school.  Maturation and developmental issues are taken into consideration as the school helps the child grow through their adolescence towards adulthood.   

 For all grades, 21stcentury technology is integrated in all subjects through the use of interactive white boards, iPads for the younger grades and Chromebooks in the upper grades.

RELIGION

The curriculum in this area approaches the themes learned in the lower grades from a more mature perspective, recognizing the inquiry and questioning of the adolescent brain.  There is a concentration on the Sacraments and their meaning in our lives during the fifth grade.  Learning how to be Christians in a secular world is central to the study of Catholic faith and morals.  Responsibility to each other, the sacredness of life and global responsibility are also emphasized as is a study of sacred scripture and basic Catholic philosophy. * Religious concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum.

LANGUAGE ARTS

The skills learned in the lower grades are reinforced as critical interpretation is emphasized.  Various forms of writing are developed in the fifth grade along with an understanding of grammar.  The seventh and eighth grades explore age and level appropriate literature.  Writing and speaking skills are developed to allow the children to be able to communicate easily and effectively in high school and in adult life.  Grammar is further developed and vocabulary strengthened.  

MATHEMATICS

By the fifth grade they have worked with fractions, decimals and percentages.  Basic computation is reinforced as the material increases in difficulty and complexity in each succeeding grade level.  Algebraic skills are taught in grades six and seven with an emphasis in grade eight. Grades 7 and 8 will be grouped by ability with some in each grade taking pre-algebra and some taking algebra.

SOCIAL STUDIES

World history is taught in the sixth grade with American history being taught in grades seven and eight.  In the seventh and eighth grades Geography is taught as a separate subject.

SCIENCE

All the upper grades have Science in a science room equipped for experiments and other scientific activities. General science is covered in sixth grade.  The seventh graders learn the basics of life science with the eighth graders learning the basics of physical science.  Theoretical topics are discussed and hands on projects used to aid in the learning process. Health issues are also covered within the science curriculum.

WORLD LANGUAGE

Grades 5-8use the online Rosetta Stone World Languageprogram.  Using their Chromebooks, students progress at their own pace and ability.  The students are primarily studying Spanish.  However in the future this can be expanded to other languages for those who it is deemed can handle the added challenge.    

FINE ARTS

Students have Art and Music, each, one day a week.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students have this in the school’s gymnasium one day a week.  The physical education teacher also teaches topics such as health, nutrition, social relationships, conflict resolution and others topics related to the growth of the whole child.  This is also one day a week.

FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM

The Family Life Curriculum is incorporated within the Religion Program.  It was adopted by the Archdiocesan School Office, approved by the Archbishop, and strives to give students a genuine Christian respect for relationships.  The course, in grade & age level appropriate ways, provides the basic moral principles by which Christians live and prosper in a heavily secular world while living out their mission to be witnesses of Jesus Christ.

RECESS

Because the school considers physical activity important, there is outdoor recess time scheduled each day.


Click here to view a complete listing of the Curriculum Standards used in this school and the Archdiocese of Hartford.