The curriculum of St. Mary’s Catholic School is a blend of Archdiocesan, State, and National content area standards that are updated and modified accordingly through regular communication with local and state educational leaders. In doing this, St. Mary’s maintains current academic requirements for students entering both public and private high schools.
St. Mary’s Catholic School’s commitment to the learning process is reflected in a curriculum that adjusts to the unique needs of individual students while respecting the rights, interests, and personal dignity of each child. The school’s sound academic curriculum prepares students to become productive members of society in an increasingly competitive world.
Religion is the heartbeat of St. Mary’s School. The goal for the religion curriculum is to instill in students an enthusiasm for living an active Christian faith, while providing an in-depth religious education, including experiences in prayer, the sacraments, and service.
The Language Arts curriculum incorporates reading, writing, speaking, listening, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary in assisting students in the acquisition of effective language skills.
The study of Mathematics as a means of exploring the world plays an integral role in the education of each student. A hands-on approach to the basic mathematical ideas and concepts encourages children to experience mathematical relationships and interconnections.
The Science curriculum provides students with a basic knowledge of science as it relates to their own experiences. Students utilize a hands-on, inquiry-based science program that integrates and develops basic knowledge, investigative experience, and curiosity through student involvement.
The school’s Social Studies curriculum focuses on historical understanding, citizenship, geography, and economics at all grade levels.
Foreign Language is offered to enrich the curriculum. Spanish is offered for all grades and focuses on vocabulary building in the elementary grades and progresses to grammar, sentence structure and conversational use of the language in the upper elementary and middle school.
Physical Education classes assist in the development of physical, motor, and developmental skills, while teaching the importance of teamwork and providing lifetime fitness skills.