Curriculum

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)

PLTW Course Information

MULTI-AGE

Multi-age explanation-Click Here

THEOLOGY 6th-8th

2017 service hour informational letter

Service Hour Tracking Sheet

TECHNOLOGY 

GRACE Technology User Information and Agreements/Handbooks – Click Here

PRE-SCHOOL

EC 3 Curriculum Information – Click Here

PK 4 Curriculum Information – Click Here

LITERACY PK4-3rd Grade

Wilson Phonics- Fundations, Click Here

Daily 5 Cafe

HOMEWORK

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.