Curriculum follows the Common Core Standards coupled with guidelines established by the Diocese of Metuchen.
Language Arts curriculum includes the Spalding and Logic of English series which incorporates phonics, literature and poetry to help develop reading skills. Visual and hands on aids such as easel books and flashcards reinforce concepts. Journal writing, narrative writing, opinion, and informative writing are taught throughout the year. Our handwriting practice books are published by Zaner Bloser.
Math curriculum includes the Envision Math series by Scott Foresman based on the Common Core Standards. In this series each unit is introduced using visual media followed by the use of Math mats and manipulatives to teach concepts. Extra math practice is available through the Splash Math app.
Social Studies lessons follow a seasonal approach and are closely tied to the Family Life series as well as Weekly Reader newspapers. Science involves hands on activities, Weekly Reader newspapers and activities, and STREAM lessons.
Social skills are developed through collaborative play in both the classroom and on the playground.
The God Loves Us series by Loyola Press is used as the basis for Religion lessons. Students practice prayers daily and learn a variety of hymns. Students also attend Mass monthly. Kindergarten students help their 8th grade buddies with the 9/11 Peace Prayer Service, and are responsible for the Thanksgiving Prayer Service. Each of the upper grades in the school takes a turn at preparing a liturgy throughout the year.
Weekly classes in Latin, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Media, round out the Kindergarten curriculum.
Each Kindergarten student is assigned an 8th grade buddy with whom they interact for a variety of activities throughout the school year.
There is one Kindergarten class with an average class size of 16.
Uniforms are required for Kindergarten students .After school enrichment classes are offered periodically throughout the school year. Before and after school care is available.