Students explore the traditions of our Catholic faith through Scripture, Doctrine, participating in weekly Liturgy, learning about the lives of the saints and the cultural customs and celebrations of many Catholic communities. Students follow the Archdiocesan Standards for religion which include reading Scripture, participating in the Liturgy, learning and applying the lives of the saints and using Beatitudes as the guidelines to a Christian lifestyle.
St. Anthony School is aware that literacy demands are higher today than previously due to today's informational and technological society. The purpose of the Language Arts program is to develop strong communication skills and provide opportunities to read, analyze, and respond to historically and culturally significant works of literature in several genres. Students will explore the works of a diverse variety of writers. Writing skills and applications are refined in preparation for high school. Students will continue to develop their research, organizational, and drafting strategies as they write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive essays throughout the year.
Students apply knowledge of Algebra through solving and graphing linear equations. The visual applications of graphing are emphasized while students master the concepts and procedures surrounding functions. Students follow the Indiana Core Standards for math, including: mastery of number sense, applying knowledge of algebra through linear equations and functions, explore principles of geometry, problem solving using various strategies, and exploring probability and statistics.
Students are actively engaged in learning about the world around them. Students gain scientific knowledge through observations, conducting experiments, and communicating their findings. Students create an interactive science notebook to deepen understanding of topics. Technology is integrated into each science topic. Reading strategies are utilized to improve reading comprehension of science text. Writing skills are developed through a variety of frequent writing assignments. Students use the design process through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects. Students investigate energy, forces, motion, Earth science, and cells. All students research and complete a Science Fair Project on a topic of their choice.
The curriculum focuses on the geography of the Eastern hemisphere.
Students will practice their keyboarding skills the first 15 minutes of class., They will focus on understanding Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel. They will further explore each of these by using all the applications to present a project after doing research on the web.
Throughout the course of the year, seventh graders will identify different cultural instruments, identify instruments in genres throughout music history, different music styles, attributes, and composers throughout history.
Students will learn art elements and principles of design, art history, artist birthdays, world art timeline, drawing and painting with emphasis on perspective, art as a career, and seasonal faith-based activities.
Indiana State Standards are incorporated into games and exercises. An emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for others. They will develop the skills needed in many different types of sports. They will make self-assessment and goal setting for physical fitness and learn to make healthy life choices.