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    St. Margaret Mary School
In Christ, We Live, Love and Learn

Academic Curriculum

CURRICULUM

St. Margaret Mary School offers its students opportunities in the following major subjects:

Religion

  • Catholic doctrine, preparation for the reception of Reconciliation and First Eucharist (grade 2) and Confirmation (grade 8). 
  • All students, Catholic and non-Catholic, will receive instruction leading to Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  All students, Catholic and non-Catholic, and their parents are expected to participate fully in the meetings, retreats, and other events leading to these sacraments.  Non-Catholic students will not, of course, receive the sacrament, but, as a part of the class, will be given an inclusive role in the ceremony.  Failure to participate in these activities will be reflected in the student’s Religion grade and may result in the student being asked to leave St. Margaret Mary School.  7th and 8th grade Confirmation service hours are not permitted during the school day. 
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist is celebrated weekly, on Holy days, and for special events. 
  • Retreats and Reconciliation Services
  • Family Life Series, Speak Up Be Safe, and Theology of the Body(Catholic Values and Sexuality)
  • The Step by Step Stewardship program is coordinated in conjuction with parent volunteers and the parish to teach students the value of service.

Computer Literacy  Google for Education, Keyboarding skills, Coding, Integrated technology with regualr classroom assignments

Fine Arts  Studio art, music, choral concerts, drama, music in historical and cultural context.

Foreign Language  Students in JK-8 have the opportunity to participate in the Spanish foreign language curriculum

Health  Physical fitness, physical development and hygiene programs, drug and alcohol prevention programs

Language Arts  Reading and English skills, literature, research skills, creative writing, penmanship

Mathematics  Mathematics skills, Pre-algebra, Algebra

Science  General Science and laboratory experiences; STREAM weeks

Social Studies  History, Geography, Current Events

Related Arts

  • Related Arts (grades 4, 5, and 6) Students will take three years of PE, Computer, Spanish and Fine Arts.  In grades 4 – 6, the homerooms will rotate through three “related arts” classes each year.  Each child will have one trimester of drama, instrumental ensemble and academic enrichment.
  • Related Arts (grades 7 and 8) Students will take two years of PE, Computer, Spanish, and Fine Arts.  Students in grades 7 and 8 will have a trimester of art, music, & drama. 

Physical Education, Music, Art, Drama, and Choir sometimes contain a performance grade element in their respective classes.  These performances are often held “after school hours.”  Students receive a grade for these “after school hours” performances.  It is expected that all students in these programs will participate in these performance events.  Non-attendance could adversely affect their trimester grade in these classes.

Opportunities to broaden knowledge and skill in the above areas include, but are not limited to:  Spelling Bees, Art Fair, Science Fair, 4-H, PE Demonstrations, Quick Recall, Governor’s Cup Competition, Volunteer Programs, Student Council, National Junior Beta Club and many aspects of scouting.  Seventh graders who qualify may participate in the Duke University TIP Program and take the SAT and/or ACT.

The school follows the curriculum guidelines set by the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Specific standards can be found on Archlou.org. ( https://louisvillecatholicschools.com/join-us/curriculum/)

 

 

 

 

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