Academics

Academics

St. Paul the Apostle School is a Catholic elementary and middle school (grades K-8) focused on Catholic values.  These values, in addition to academic excellence, are at the center of our entire curriculum, helping to develop faith-filled students who are prepared to excel in college-preparatory high schools and beyond.

Our integrated curriculum rooted in gospel values and Catholic teachings includes reading and language arts, math, social studies, science, religion, and physical education.  It aligns with the National Common Core Standards.  Students in all grade levels participate in music classes, an Art Literacy Program, and Spanish language classes each week. The school is departmentalized from first through eighth grade.

Inclusive Philosophy

St. Paul’s is an inclusive school that recognizes and affirms the unique learning styles of all our students as we focus on the possibilities for each child’s success. Our Learning Specialist and Resource Specialist provide students extra support and encouragement in addition to our classroom teachers and assistants who are trained in differentiated instruction. Our inclusive philosophy supports our mission as a Catholic community of faith, committed to the development of the whole child.

 

The integration of technology begins in Kindergarten and continues through eighth grade.  Students use technology in all disciplines.

  • K-2nd – 2:1 iPads
  • 3rd –  1:1 iPads
  • 4th – 1:1 Macbooks
  • 5th-8th –  1:1 iPads
  • Laptop cart available in Media center
    • Teachers utilize: Apple laptops, Epson interactive projectors with Apple TV, and document cameras

STAFF

  • All of our full-time teachers have Bachelor’s Degrees and teaching credentials and many have Masters Degrees or Doctorates.  The average teacher has 13 years of teaching experience.
  • K-7 – each classroom has a part-time teaching assistant
  • Gr. 6-8 math classes – reduced class size
  • Support Staff
    • Full-time school nurse, psychologist, and learning specialist on staff to address the academic, behavioral, emotional, and health needs of the students.
    • Grade Chaplains visit with all students gr. K-8 weekly

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