Elementary Curriculum

First Grade Overview

First grade is an important year of transitions. Here at Saint Rose, our First Grade students begin a full day of school and are introduced to a wider range of elective subjects. Students begin taking on greater independence in their academic life. 

First Grade has a strong emphasis in reading development. Reading skills are taught using a phonics-based program that has engaging high interest stories. Students develop strategies to solve math facts and word problems. Students explore Science and Social Skills through shared experiences and activities to learn about the world and community.

Second Grade Overview

Second grade is a special year at Saint Rose Catholic School. Academically, there is a strong emphasis on building and strengthening reading, writing, and math skills. Spiritually, the emphasis is on growing closer to Jesus, culminating for our Catholic students in the reception of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. An important overall goal is for our students to accept personal responsibility at school, home, and in the global community.

Third Grade Overview

Third grade is the culmination of primary education. The students take the skills they have learned and developed in the primary grades and begin learning how to apply those skills to new concepts to grow as academic scholars for the future. Developing their Catholic faith helps them with personal growth and to become a more active participant in their faith.

Commonly-used teaching strategies include: direct instruction with flexible grouping, student-focused learning, cooperative grouping activities, hands-on learning, and differentiated instruction for all types of learners.

Fourth Grade Overview

In Fourth Grade, the students learn many exciting as well as useful things. In our program we strive to teach ethics, morals, and the importance of sharing their gifts with others.

Fifth Grade Overview

Fifth grade students expand their knowledge of core concepts through a variety of learning styles. Differentiated instruction including hands-on activities allow for students with different learning styles to be actively engaged with the curriculum. Students enrich their understanding of Religion, Science, Social Studies, Math and Language Arts by applying skills and knowledge from both textbooks and the real world.