St. Mary’s Catholic School provides for a well-rounded curriculum in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois and the Diocese of Belleville. The following subjects are required for all students:
Religion Math Science Physical Education
Art Music Language Arts Social Studies
French (5-8) Computer Skills Training & Education
Techniques being implemented in the program include:
6 + 1 Writing Traits Cooperative Learning
Use of manipulatives in both science & math Interdisciplinary Units
Lifetime Activities (5-8) Computer Lab
Interactive white boards Ipad Stations
Mobile Laptop Lab
|Our Goal – Positive Reinforcement and Self Esteem|
St. Mary’s Catholic School Staff seeks to develop the students’ intellectually and emotionally. Therefore, the use of positive reinforcement to develop a child’s self-esteem is used throughout the school. This method makes the child aware of and responsible for his or her own personal actions. To reinforce this approach sometimes contests and certain achievements result in rewards and recognition. Staff members advocate that all adults working with the students in extra curricular events also adopt this process.
Activities, through which positive reinforcement and self-esteem are developed, include:
1 – Daily Classroom Helpers, which are chosen on a rotating basis,
2 –Classes being responsible for the ministries at Mass
3 – Catholic/Christian Education.