Elementary

Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

The core curriculum areas in kindergarten through second grade include literacy, math, science, social studies, STEM, and religion.

At St. Dominic, we believe strong foundational skills are the key to success, particularly in the areas of literacy and math. Because of this, instruction is provided through a balanced literacy program focusing on skills in reading, writing, and speaking. Our math program also focuses on building a strong foundation through learning math facts and developing an understanding of mathematical concepts.

Through instruction in science, social studies, and STEM, students will learn and understand the subjects by exploring, discussing, and demonstrating their understanding of concepts. Through these activities, student will begin developing analytical thinking skills that will help them become critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Religion and faith development are at the core of our school community, and students at this age are encouraged to learn about their faith, the Catholic Church, and Christian beliefs that support positive behaviors and relationships.

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades

The core curriculum areas at St. Dominic include literacy, math, science, social studies, STEM, and religion.

In third through fifth grades, students work to further develop their foundation in literacy and math, while providing opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving. They use a variety literary resources including novels, pictures books, and textbooks to expand their knowledge and understanding of reading and writing. Oral and written expression are …..

Students further develop an understanding of how math, science and social studies applies to every day life through hands-on experiences. They learn theory based problem solving and how to determine the answer to self-generated hypotheses. Beginning in fifth grade, students will have the opportunity to participate in a self-governance simulation, where they use primary sources to learn how our constitution and government was developed and apply it to their own classroom.

Religion and faith development are at the core of our school community, and students at this age are encouraged to learn about their faith, the Catholic Church, and Christian beliefs that support positive behaviors and relationships.

Specialists for K-5:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Spanish
  • STEM

Recess:

Physical activity is important to student health and learning, so recess if offered daily.

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