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Academic Excellence

St. Teresa Catholic School offers a safe, diverse, and nurturing environment to guide students into a lifetime love of learning and love of Jesus. Our challenging academic curriculum prepares students for higher education and helps them to become confident, caring, and responsible citizens. In the words of our patroness, “Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.” We uphold a dedication to the Catholic values of peace, justice, and service.
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Preschool
Ages 4 and 5
Our preschool offers three flexible half-day options to help children learn about the world around them and prepare for kindergarten as they play, create, experiment, and explore.
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Elementary
Grades K-6
Our challenging curriculum provides the skills students need to become lifelong learners and leaders: critical thinking, communications, collaboration, and creativity.
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Junior High
Grades 7 & 8

Respect, accountability, and independence create a foundation from which our students learn and excel as they engage in academic and student leadership opportunities.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We are a faith-filled Catholic community called by God to teach, nurture and guide our children to achieve their God-given potential on life's journey to heaven. Our core values are Faith, Community, and Action.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Language is the student’s most important tool, because without language there would be no communication. Catholic schools seek to help in developing communication skills—listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Spelling & Vocabulary

Spelling and vocabulary are taught in all grade levels. Good spellling skills make students better readers and writers!

Phonics

Phonics is taught in preschool through third grade. This decoding ability is a crucial element in reading success.

Handwriting

Handwriting is taught in grades Pre-K to 5 to engage cognitive, perceptual, and motor skills simultaneously. 

Mathematics

Math classes prepare students to effectively use mathematics in society, to reflect the ethics and teaching of the Catholic Church, and to appreciate patterns in the world God created.

Science/Health

Science enables students to recognize God in creation. Aspects of life science, physical science, health, and earth science are explored in an age-appropriate manner in all grade levels.

Social Studies

Each person is made in the image and likeness of God. Social Studies ultimately explores the interaction between God in His Providence and mankind in his response to God’s initiatives.

Art
Students in Grades K-8 attend scheduled art classes once or twice a week.
Music
Students K-8 take vocal music classes. Band is offered to students in grades 5-8.
Technology

Technology is an increasingly integral part of  K-8 educational programs .

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
 

Students in Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade receive instruction in the Catholic faith each day. Teachers use a diocesan curriculum, which includes elements of Catholic belief, worship and morality and prayers to be learned at each grade level. We strive to foster a religious atmosphere throughout the school through the use of crucifixes, religious pictures and statues, prayer corners, and religious bulletin boards. Finally, we integrate the Faith, whenever possible, into every subject area.

“Parents are the first and foremost catechists of their children. They catechize informally, but powerfully, by example and instruction. They communicate values and attitudes by showing love for Christ and His church and for each other, by reverently receiving the Eucharist and living in its spirit, and by fostering justice and love in all their relationships. Their active role in the parish, their readiness to seek opportunities to serve others, and their practice of frequent and spontaneous prayer, all make meaningful their profession of belief. Parents nurture faith in their children by showing them the richness and beauty of lived faith.”
- Sharing the Light of Faith