Science is an ongoing process of acquiring and refining knowledge. Through critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration, students will master content, make discoveries and solve challenges. By studying science, students achieve deeper insight and understanding of the world that God has created for them. By incorporating Catholic ethical and moral values, we prepare students to bring scientific literacy with a Catholic worldview into their future workplaces.
The English Language Arts curriculum at St. Mary Parish School is built upon evidence-based practices that regard reading, writing, and thinking as integrated parts of a whole. Students engage in authentic daily experiences of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Through literary analysis, students learn to find and evaluate information, interpret and respond to text, and present ideas through a variety of media and technology — culminating in a broad-based learning experience.
Music & Art
Music and art classes are an integral part of our curriculum at St. Mary Parish School. Through a program of hands-on activities, critical analysis, historical study, observation, appreciation and performance, our students are called to interact creatively and responsively with one another in our school, our community, and our world.
St. Mary Parish School’s vision for a quality mathematics program is that all students will learn to value mathematics. They will become confident in their ability to do mathematics, learn to communicate mathematically, become mathematical problem solvers, and understand, appreciate and see the connection between mathematics and real life experiences. Our curriculum includes opportunities to explore important mathematical ideas; read, write, and discuss ideas using mathematical language; and encourage conjecture-making, evidence gathering, and argument building to support doing mathematics.
At St. Mary Parish School, your child is nurtured to value their own wellness. Primary grade students learn spatial awareness, safety, gross and fine motor skills, locomotor skills, and basic sport skills. Intermediate level students progressively advance by putting learned skills to use. Middle school students review and refresh skills as well as lead-up activities before entering team sports and recreational activities. Students at all levels participate in team-building and cooperative activities that focus on and help solidify the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Effective technology integration is achieved when its use supports curricular goals. At St. Mary Parish School, we promote learning with a variety of technology tools including iPads, a computer lab, SMARTBoards, robotics, and Chromebooks. Highly rated online educational resources and software tools compliment our academic curriculum, bringing the intrigue and sophistication of technology to the fingertips of each child.