Curriculum and Student Learning Expectations

Strong Core Curriculum

The academic curriculum at St. Pius X is one that challenges students to develop basic skills and good study habits. The curriculum and instructional practices at St. Pius X School provide differentiated instruction to support all students’ learning needs at various levels. The core curriculum offerings are:

  • Religion
  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Music
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  • We also provide library and electives for grades 5 through 8

Reading Specialist

The St. Pius X Reading Specialist works with children by assessing their reading styles and skills and offers instruction for improvment. The Reading Specialist dedicates five afternoons per week to the students. The core subjects addressed are literature and reading.

Library

St. Pius X welcomes students to a world of adventure, fantasy, mystery, and intrigue in the St. Pius X School Library. Historical stories to inspire and gain courage in facing life's quest await them. This year, we are raising the achievement of our students by providing them with research and study skills curriculum. They gain new insights as faculty and students share their passion for reading with weekly book talks. St. Pius X school library is an invaluable resource our students draw upon time and time again.

Technology/Computer Learning

St. Pius X School's computer education starts in Kindergarten. Younger grades learn the parts of the computer and basic skills through educational software games. In third grade, students begin basic typing skills. In Middle School students are provided a foundation of skills to efficiently, effectively and responsibly utilize technology. Students will build a foundation in Microsoft Office, keyboarding, and Internet exploration. Students will reinforce basic keyboarding skills with an emphasis on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Internet Safety, PowerPoint presentations and research.

Physical Education

St. Pius X students are scheduled a Physical Education Class twice a week.This time provides a foundation of skills for students to develop motor skills and physical fitness while involved in activities that help develop creative thinking and skills that will empower them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Music

Our students participate in a choral music program that allows them to learn more about music, how it is used at Mass and they learn a variety of musical styles to perform at both Spring and Christmas concert programs. Music is taught PreK-8 weekly.

Full-Day Kindergarten Program

St. Pius X offers a full-day Kindergarten program with a curriculum that includes:

  • Letter and number recognition
  • Reading and phonics
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Religion
  • Art
  • Music
  • Computers
  • Physical Education

School-Wide Student Learning Expectations

A St. Pius X Student lives as:

  • I. A Faithful Roman Catholic who:
  • 1. Knows traditional Catholic teachings and practices
  • 2. Actively participates in Catholic faith life, discipleship and service
  • 3. Makes good moral choices and decisions based on Catholic faith values
  • II. A Responsible Life Long Learner who:
  • 1. Continually strives for self-improvement and academic excellence
  • 2. Knows where to find and how to interpret information
  • 3. Is able to set and achieve goals
  • 4. Is able to listen actively, speak clearly, and write concisely and correctly
  • 5. Analyzes and considers alternatives through critical thinking
  • III. A Socially Responsible Citizen who:
  • 1. Serves as a steward using their time, talents, and treasure
  • 2. Understands and seeks to solve global issues
  • 3. Works to resolve conflicts peacefully
  • 4. Respects points of view, perspectives and cultural diversity

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