Religion - St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School will foster the faith formation and spiritual growth of all persons based on standards of academic excellence which are rooted in gospel values, Catholic Church teachings, and celebrations so that faith becomes living, conscious, and active. Religion is taught daily in all grades K- 8 as well as interwoven throughout the school day. Each day is begun with all school prayer and all students, K-8, celebrate Mass together each Friday. Classes attend Mass on other days as well. Students are given the opportunity to participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. Our parish puts high priority on the faith development of our students and this is demonstrated by our priests' regular visits to the classrooms to teach the students.
Inquiry base approach
Inquiry involves thinking like a scientist (asking questions, formulating a hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data, reporting results)
Fostering curiosity is key
Grades K-5: Involve a combination of science disciplines
Grade 6: Earth Science
Grade 7: Life Science
Grade 8: Physical Science
Social Studies - St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School Social Studies curriculum through all grades is experiential and interactive, stressing the deepening of each student’s critical thinking and problem solving skills. Our primary curriculum is History Alive, supplemented with guest speakers, Biztown, Finance Park, and Junior Achievement to best provide opportunities for students to “explore, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathize, and self-assess”. These six skills help students understand history, geography, economics, government, and the social sciences. The use of technology helps students “work smarter” in exploring the world around them.
Main focus areas:
Kindergarten : Me and My World
1st grade: My School and Family
2nd grade: My Community
3rd grade: Our Community and Beyond
4th grade: Regions of the U.S.
5th grade: U.S. History through American Revolution
6th grade: Ancient Civilizations
7th grade: World Geography
8th grade: U.S. History 1700s through Industrialization
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