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Curriculum Overview

 

St. Charles Borromeo School provides an academically challenging, elementary and middle school education rooted in the Catholic faith.  Our rich Catholic sense of the Image of God within each person, calls each of us to come to know, love, and serve God.  Academics at St. Charles School is oriented toward drawing each student to come to know God and His creation through a well-balanced approach designed to develop the whole person intellectually, spiritually and physically.

 

 

Religion

Religion is the heart of the curriculum at St. Charles Borromeo School.  Our long tradition of academic excellence in religious studies seeks to integrate the faith into daily life through knowledge, prayer, conduct and service to others.  Our study of the Catholic faith seeks to integrate various sources with the intent to develop within each student the strongest sense of the Image of God in each person.  Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation are included within the curriculum.



Language Arts

Our language arts curriculum seeks to prepare students to read and search for meaning within language and to communicate ideas both in written and spoken word with clarity and correctness. We seek to prepare students to creatively express themselves in dialogue and composition being effective in and receptive to communicating through various media.

Mathematics

Through our mathematics program we prepare students to be mathematically literate with a core of basic knowledge and skills; competent in computation, fluent in concepts, capable of making mathematical inferences, and able to move into the higher mathematical areas.


Social Studies

The social studies program provides students with the skills of the social studies of geography, history, government, and economics.  At the elementary level students grow in their understanding beginning in with community and expanding to the nation and the larger world.  As student advance into middle school social studies becomes more specific to each of the disciplines.  Social studies is integrated with Catholic social teaching to help students grasp social and ethical responsibilities of citizens in a complex world.


Science

The science curriculum in designed to prepare students with the scientific skills that will enable them to understand concepts and to follow scientific processes and procedures within the disciplines of physical, earth, and biological sciences. Once established these skills enable the students to analyze, hypothesize, collect data, and to reach scientific conclusions