Academics

St. Henry Catholic School serves diverse learners from early childhood through early adolescence. Recognizing that each child learns differently and that the needs of children evolve as they grow and develop, St. Henry Catholic School provides for four distinctive learning environments. These distinctive learning environments are:

  • Early Childhood: Preschool for 3-5 years old.
  • Primary: Kindergarten through Second Grade.
  • Intermediate: Third through Fifth Grade.
  • Junior High: Sixth through Eighth Grade.
Recognizing the distinctive nature of each learning environment, school routines and procedures regarding academics and student behavior are differentiated at each level, while remaining rooted in the overall mission, philosophy, and policies of St. Henry Catholic School.

Preschool: 3-5 year olds

Preschool

Preschool is a time of great growth and development. Children come in with varying experiences and are given opportunities to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually throughout the day. In addition to day-to-day learning, children participate in fun learning experiences throughout the year. The three through five year old preschool years are full of active learning, singing, dancing, and learning through play. But most importantly, our faith guides our daily interactions and lessons and helps us to become respectful and caring individuals who keep Jesus in our hearts.



Primary: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Primary

St. Henry Catholic School offers solid learning foundation for the first years of formal education starting with Kindergarten through second grade. During these critical developmental years, we offer a nurturing environment to encourage cognitive, emotional, and spiritual growth with grounding in the core subject areas of religion, reading, math, writing, and spelling. Additionally, we focus on Spanish, physical education, art, music/theater, and technology.

Kindergarten is offered as a full day (7:40 am-2:30 pm) or half-day (7:40 am-11 am) program. The kindergarten curriculum is designed to be age-appropriate and child-centered so that the basic skills can be mastered by the early learner. Learning objectives are used to plan and develop units of study, classroom learning centers, enrichment activities, and many other aspects of the kindergarten environment.


Intermediate: 3rd-5th Grade

Intermediate

The academic program for intermediate grades at St. Henry Catholic School meets state and Diocesan requirements in the areas of religion, language arts (reading, spelling, writing and English), mathematics, science, social studies, cursive writing, physical education, music/theater, Spanish, and art. In addition to being a distinct core academic requirement, religious instruction permeates the entire curriculum. St. Henry Catholic School provides for the spiritual enrichment of students by stressing the importance of prayer as the means of communicating with and coming closer to God.

Students regularly use the state-of-the-art Makerspace room, dedicated for STREAM learning: Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math, to apply 21st century skills to solve problems and present their work.

Junior High: 6th-8th Grade

Junior High

Our rigorous and relevant junior high curriculum positions students for success in higher education and today’s technology rich, global economy. Teachers work in teams to provide an active and challenging learning environment within a faith-based setting. They celebrate the strengths of each student and work closely to help each reach his or her maximum potential.

With a focus on faith, values, and leadership skills in addition to academic excellence, we truly educate the whole child. Students set goals for academic and personal growth and meet regularly with their teachers to monitor progress.

Cross-curricular projects are a highlight of the middle school grades. Students bring together their math, science, social studies, technology, art, and communication skills as they collaborate on group projects that tie together what they are learning in various classes. Students regularly use the state-of-the-art Makerspace room, dedicated for STREAM learning: Science, Technology, Religion,Engineering, Art, and Math, to apply 21st century skills to solve problems and present their work.


 
 
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