Religious education is what we are and do. Prayer is part of every class. Our students pray several times every day and attend Mass weekly. Students receive formal religion instruction each day, and religion classes emphasize family life, social justice, and Christian service. Gospel values are communicated in all classes.
Reading and writing skills emphasis begins in Kindergarten. The focus is on decoding skills (including phonics) in the primary grades, formal handwriting and spelling, and reference skills. Language arts skills are developed through storytelling, literature based classes, pre-writing and editing, different forms of composition and literature, research for formal presentations such as plays and speeches, and the use of the library.
Library and Computer Lab
Our math program covers basic skills such as computation mastery, concepts and word problems as well as geometry and pre-algebra. Math enrichment opportunities are available. Math skills are developed through drill, mental math, math manipulative and math games.
Science is introduced in kindergarten and begins with an emphasis on practical applications and the scientific method. Students explore through lab, hands-on activities, projects, research, field trips and use of media.
Social Studies is introduced in kindergarten and 1st grade. Students learn about social structures, world and US history, basic economics, study of cultures, ancient and modern, government, Alaska history through research, field trips, and the use of media.