The education that students gain in elementary school lays the foundation for their future academic success. Basic literacy, numeracy and investigative skills are developed and reinforced through Grades 1 – 5. Students go from learning to read to reading to learn. They also develop and build upon academic, organization and socio-emotional skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Our Elementary Program follows the US Common Core Standard Curriculum which ensures that our students are gaining the same knowledge and skills as students in American schools worldwide. The curriculum builds upon itself each year, providing students with a firm foundation in each area before building upon that knowledge. St. Mary’s students learn through inquiry, investigation and hands-on exploration. Our teachers tap into the natural curiosity of elementary-aged learners and present material in ways that allow our students to become fully engaged in each lesson.
Our elementary program combines a strong emphasis on academics with an equally strong emphasis on the arts, character education and physical education. Each week, students attend music and arts classes, physical education classes, technology classes and guidance lessons that help them to grow in these areas. Our Afterschool Activities (ASA) program further enhances our curriculum by offering students opportunities to explore new interests, build new friendships and gain new skills.