Opportunities for religious development are integrated into daily classroom life, religion classes, and weekly Mass. Students grow in faith during Para-liturgical services on Ash Wednesday, the Blessing of the Classrooms, Saint Blaise’s Feast Day/Blessing of Throats, the Stations of the Cross and May Crowning. Also, Grade 2 prepares and receives the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Emphasis is placed on the teaching of the core values and curriculum through hands-on interdisciplinary instructional strategies. The use of the technology lab and interactive whiteboards enhance learning for these students.
Students enjoy class trips to the pumpkin patch, an apple orchard, and the Franklin Institute. They celebrate a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas with a visit from Santa and march in an Easter Bonnet parade. Students experience project-based learning with a ‘ride’ on the Polar Express, presenting an Authors’ Tea and the Aero Space Expo.