Elementary School

Young minds require a strong foundation of knowledge to support future learning. In grades K-5 our elementary school program helps students learn the basics, acquire study skills, and develop a love of learning. A safe, engaging and academically stimulating environment nurtures a solid understanding of core subjects and provides opportunities for students to explore areas of their own interests or gifts. The curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child and instruction is anchored by a commitment to our Catholic faith and the rigor of Diocesan standards.

Curriculum Highlights:

Religion/Family Life

  • Daily school-wide prayer
  • Friday Community Prayer services
  • Monthly school-wide Masses and regular grade-level Masses
  • Advent/Lenten reconciliation
  • Monthly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Christian Service Projects
  • Annual retreats
  • Sacramental preparation (grade 2)
  • RCL/Benzinger Faith First Religion series, the Benziger Family Life series, Scripture reading, and study, Pflaum Gospel Weekly publications

English/Language Arts

  • Vocabulary development, comprehension, written response to literature, and discussion through McGraw-Hill series (grades K-5), and selected core literature novels
  • Sadlier vocabulary program
  • Renaissance Learning STAR Reading Assessment program
  • Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader program


  • Conventions of language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, parts of speech, sentence structure, etc.)
  • Formalized writing instruction
  • Voyages series, Loyola Press (grades K-5)
Spelling and Handwriting

  • McGraw Hill Spelling with the Wonders Reading Series
  • Writing our Catholic Faith, Universal Press (grades K-4)


  • Reflex Math online for the automaticity of math facts (grades K-2)
  • IXL (grade 2-5)
  • ALEKS individualized Math enhancement (grade 5)
  • Renaissance Learning STAR Math Assessment program
  • McGraw Hill series (grades K-5)


  • FOSS - Full Option Science System

Social Studies

  • Walk Through the California/American Revolution programs (grades 4 and 5)
  • Teacher-created material (grades K-4)
  • TCI (Grade 5)


  • Skill instruction in computer basics: the Internet, keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, digital presentations, database, desktop publishing, multimedia, and web 2.0 technologies
  • Use of Microsoft Office, Apple Productivity Apps, Google Apps, Google Classroom
  • Internet safety education 
  • Integration of technology in curricular subject areas
  • Digital component on all textbooks
  • Seesaw - Student-driven digital portfolios & parent communication

Physical Education

  • Basic skills, rules, teamwork, and sportsmanship
  • FitnessGram testing (grade 5)
  • Jump Rope for Heart (all grades)
  • Nutrition Awareness

Fine Art

  • Meet the Masters program (3 times per year)
  • Art projects integrated throughout the curriculum in a variety of mediums


  • Weekly music instruction (K-5)
  • Diocesan Choral Festival (Show Choir members)
  • Christmas programs (grades K-5)
  • Fee-based instrumental after-school instrumental program
  • Show Choir (grades 4-8)