Education in faith remains the primary goal, as students are presented with an overview of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes. Scripture readings are used to guide the students to live a life closer to God. In addition, students study the Our Father, lives of Mary and different saints to use as models of faith. Students also attend weekly mass, a monthly Stewardship program, and participate in Family Life.
Students expand their vocabulary through weekly reading of fiction and nonfiction stories. They also focus on phonemic awareness, using correct grammar through daily practice, fluency through oral reading, spelling, writing expository, narrative, and descriptive texts, and comprehensive skills such as summarizing, fact/opinion, main idea, and drawing conclusions.
Students solve problems using various strategies, multiply and divide whole numbers, explore principles of geometry including area and perimeter, expand their knowledge of fractions, learning about measurement in standard and metric units, analyze data on charts and create charts as well, learn about probability and statistics, and work on daily problem solving.
Through the use of the scientific methods, demonstrations and experiments, students explore the world around them including: Life sciences, Earth sciences, and Physical sciences.
Students will focus on the geography, government, people and history of Indiana. Students will also get to experience life in early Indiana with a trip to Connor Prairie.
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 Microsoft PowerPoint by creating a presentation after doing research on the web. They will also have fun learning by playing reading and math games.
During music class, students will combine rhythms, understand note values, understand how to read notes on a scale, explore purposeful movement like marching, swaying, stomping, and clapping, and get to learn how to play the recorder.
Indiana State Standards are incorporated into games and exercises. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship and teamwork, respecting others, trying many types of sports, self-assessment and goal setting for physical fitness, and making healthy life choices.