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Curriculum

 

A St. Christopher education reflects both academic excellence and a Catholic identity. St. Christopher School is committed to the whole child, including academic preparation, self-discipline, moral values, and spiritual growth. Our teachers blend creativity, discipline, experience and innovation to help children grow into happy and productive individuals.

 

Our emphasis is providing an education utilizing structured, proven methods supported by the latest in educational technology. On a typical day, our students might practice their math tables with a timed test or participate in a spelling bee, then later take a virtual field trip to ancient Greece or play an online learning game! Our curriculum challenges students in reading, writing, oral expression, mathematics, social studies and science.

 

An Accelerated Math program is also offered to 5th and 6th grade students who demonstrate readiness to learn higher level math skills. It is a fast-paced pre-algebra program geared to students with exceptional math abilities.  Students are invited into this program based on prior grades, test scores, and aptitude.  Students taking this class receive grades in their regular math class as well as in this program.  The Accelerated Math program meets three times a week for an hour each meeting. It includes whole group instruction, independent practice, and group work, with the goals of establishing self-motivated mathematical thinkers and preparing students for more advanced courses.

 

Weekly classes in computer science, music, art, library, Spanish and physical education provide additional avenues to discover the joys of reading, research, knowledge and physical well-being.

 

We believe in the discipline and benefits of homework. Grades 1-6 follow guidelines for assignments Monday through Thursday, with additional projects throughout the year.