Attendance at and participation in First Friday Mass, school-wide Masses, Holy Days of Obligation
Sacramental Life: Understanding of and preparation for receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion
Prayer: Daily prayer to begin and end each day as well as before snacks and meals
Community Service/Outreach: Contributions to charitable organizations, sending holiday cards to nursing homes and veteran groups, and more
Virtues: Monthly recognition of “Catholic Leaders:” Students selected from each homeroom who exemplify the month’s virtue. The study of one virtue each month, with the goal of building awareness of how the virtues look and feel.
The Elementary Mathematics curriculum at the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School builds strong foundations for future study. Efficiency with basic math facts and computational strategies is emphasized along with basic algebraic reasoning and symbols. These building blocks are utilized to develop an awareness of practical application of mathematics in all areas of life through word problems and mental math scenarios.
The students are expected to be able to explain their mathematical thinking in detail, which helps them build a strong mathematical vocabulary. Emphasizing the basics of mathematics while teaching the concepts and thought processes behind the math is the way we have developed an excellent math program at our school. Small class sizes enhance differentiated instruction and facilitate scaffolding.
The English Language Arts curriculum at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School develops the skills of reading, written and oral expression, listening, and meaningful vocabulary development. These are the tools that are essential for learning, personal expression, future education, and career success. The objectives are to ensure students achieve a grade appropriate level of competency.
The Science curriculum at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School includes components of health, life, earth and physical science in a well-developed sequence. The students will become proficient in identifying and solving problems through observation, hypothesizing, hands-on experimentation, investigation and interpretation of results. Students will develop a respect and appreciation for all creation.
Students will develop knowledge of health and safety skills to be used throughout life. To promote scientific curiosity and imagination through hands-on experimentation and investigation. Students will demonstrate scientific inquiry skills by performing hands-on experiments in class and by creating various projects. Students will collaborate with other students to arrive at scientific conclusions. Students will be able to use the scientific method in a variety of projects and activities. Students will be able to integrate scientific themes and understandings with materials and skills learned in other subject areas. Students will learn about and practice stewardship for the environment through responsible behaviors, activities, reading, research and discussion.
The Social Studies curriculum at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School develops themes of family, community, country, and world. The curriculum incorporates the Eight Strands of Social Studies: History, Geography, Economic, Government, Citizenship, Culture, Science –Technology & Society and Social Studies Skills. A primary goal is to ensure that students function as concerned and involved members of society while achieving appropriate grade level of competency.