Academics & Spirituality

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ACADEMICS

Curriculum–Curriculum encompasses the sequentially ordered learning experiences which the school provides for its students. The total curriculum includes the development of Catholic values and attitudes, as well as the attainment of knowledge and skills necessary for the student’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical development.

The school follows the diocesan course of study. The basic curriculum for the school (but not necessarity for each grade level) includes the following subjects: Religion, Reading, Language Arts (English, Spelling, Handwriting), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts (Art and Music), Health and Safety, Physical Education, Computer Education and Library.

Teaching Staff–All members of the teaching staff have State of Ohio certification and continually update themselves through workshops, seminars, and formal classes.

ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ACADEMICS

Students are highly encouraged to join activities such as Spelling Bee, the National Geography Bee, the Science Fair and many others.

SPIRITUALITY

Religious Education Program–Religion classes are taught daily for at least 30 minutes (or its weekly equivalent) in all grades. Non-Catholics participate in all religious classes and activities. On days when students particpate in religious services, formal religion classes are not held. The religion text used throughout the school is the Christ Our Life Series published by Loyola Press.

Religious Experiences–Instruction in religion is enriched by experiences such as the following:

  • Liturgical celebrations
  • Reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
  • Prayer services, class Masses, all-school Masses, Scripture services, Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, May devotions, and retreat days
  • Participation in missions/projects for the needy
  • Commemoration of Catholic Schools Week

Role of Parents–Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in the liturgies and prayer services. Notices of dates and times are sent to parents through the monthly calendar.

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