St. Bernard School’s curriculum is based totally on Catholic principles.
Based on our Catholic heritage and traditions, all students are involved in religion class and the celebration of Mass. Students attend Mass or Prayer Service once a week. During all these Masses the classes will sit together to build community.
The Diocesan course of study with suggested texts is followed at all grade levels in all areas of the curriculum. Ongoing evaluation of different subject areas provides for a continual updating according to the needs of the study.
We make use of a wide variety of supplemental materials to meet the developmental needs of each grade.
Our primary and intermediate grades (grades 1-4) have the option of participating in a multi-age classroom.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
STEM-based Science Curriculum in grades 1-5 (17-18 School Year), K-5 (18-19 School Year)
LITERACY PK4-3rd Grade
Students usually have homework on a daily basis. On average students have about 10 minutes of homework per grade level; e.g., 3rd grade, 30 minutes. There are several reasons for homework:
to provide extra practice on learned skills
to provide further learning in areas covered in the classroom
to provide an opportunity for students to learn good work habits to provide an opportunity for growth and responsibility
to provide parents with an opportunity to see what students are studying and how well they are doing.
We think learning is important and that learning should continue after school hours. The daily homework in no way is to be viewed as punishment, but rather as a way for encouraging and extending learning.