November 17, 2016

Curriculum

The curriculum at St. Patrick’s School is derived from a variety of sources. The contents are blended to ensure that our students receive an education which prepares them to achieve two main goals. One goal is to become global citizens who are ready and willing to share their Catholic faith and God-given talents in service to the family of God.  The second goal is the development of life long learners who are able to continue their learning well after the completion of formal schooling.

Our sources include the curriculum designed by the Archdiocese of New York, which encompasses Essential Learnings, and the Common Core curriculum prescribed by the New York State Department of Education. The essential skills related to the mastery of reading, the development of written and spoken language and mathematics are taught daily.  Learning in the content areas provides additional opportunities for students to expand their knowledge while further developing their skills.

Our Religion curriculum is based on the Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis, which includes sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  All of our religious formation classes include a Christian service component, which provides opportunity for the students to put their faith into action. Students attend Mass with  their class and as a school community.

The following courses are taught:

  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Math (Honors Math for those who qualify in Grades 6, 7 and 8)
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Reading
  • Religion
  • Computers
  • Gym
  • Art
  • Music
  • Spanish