Grades 1-5

Our St. Monica Catholic School emphasizes academic excellence, faith formation, and global awareness. We take pride in teaching to the child and not to the test. We go above and beyond teaching the state standards to include Art, Physical Education, Music, outdoor lab spaces, and service learning activities.

Elementary Grades 1 & 2

ochgj89vmvo062ky2ag77rc3w7l.jpgCurriculum Highlights

  • SuperKids Literacy Program as well as Orton Gillingham
  • Writer's Workshop
  • Lifescience
  • Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ
  • Poetry Units
  • Study the seasons of the church

Classroom Highlights

  • Weekly Science Lab Activities
  • Quarterly Field Trips
  • Expanded Units of Study
  • Service Opportunities
  • Weekly Mass attendance and regular classroom prayer
  • Develop both academic and religion goals

 

Sacramental Preparation

In Second Grade, all students will go through a thorough religious education program to prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. The program includes 2 parish wide retreats and daily religion lessons.

 

Grade 3-5

Academics

We strive to achieve academic excellence, accommodating individual learning styles, to enable every student to achieve his/her fullest potential.

  • Educational instruction based on the Indiana State Standards
  • Technology supported Math and Language Arts curriculum:
    • SMART board technology
    • Edgenuity
    • Achieve 3000
  • Enriching experiences and study trips:
    • Indiana State Museum
    • Indiana State House
    • Marion Co. Public Library
    • Holy Family Shelter
    • Connor Prairie
    • Clowes Hall
    • Indianapolis 500 Education Program
    • Eiteijorg
    • Junior Achievement BizTown
  • Guided, hands-on Science experiences through our Delta-FOSS curriculum
  • Oral recitation, book reports, and multimedia projects

Curriculum highlights include:


  • Heritage Day
  • Introduction & continuation of cursive writing
  • Fact fluency
  • Rosary making
  • Daily Five reading approach
  • Reader’s Theater and Poetry Presentations
  • Mini-economy store experience
  • Weekly masses, prayer circles
  • Art, Music, Physical Education, Band in 5th grade
  • Differentiated language and math daily review 

Faith

As members of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, we are called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition. We strive to live the Gospel by:

  • worshipping God in word and sacrament
  • learning, teaching, and sharing our faith
  • serving human needs

We focus is on the dignity and value of all human life as learned through the Beatitudes and Ten Commandments. As a school community, we are committed to developing an understanding of the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.

Relationships

We are committed to guiding students in developing lifelong skills in communicating effectively with others and building strong, caring, Christian relationships.

Community circles are used to build relationships with our peers and solve problems and conflicts that arise. This gives students the opportunity to develop positive communication skills, as well as effective problem solving skills that will be utilized well beyond our fourth grade classrooms.