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School Curriculum

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Saint Mary Star of the Sea School

 

Pre-Kindergarten

 

Saint Mary, Star of the Sea Pre-Kindergarten provides a warm, nurturing environment that features a curriculum that is both age and developmentally appropriate. Its goal is to provide "hands-on" learning experiences to enrich all aspects of a child's life; intellectually as well as physically, spiritually, and socially.

Religion:
  • to acquire and appreciate a personal relationship with a loving God
Science/Social Awareness:
  • to develop observation and discrimination skills
  • to develop a sense of respect for the environment
  • to encourage curiosity
Computer Science:
  • to teach basic computer parts and functions
  • to develop and improve fine motor skills
  • to develop visual discrimination
  • to develop hand-eye coordination
Library:
  • to introduce students to literature through books and audio-visual equipment
Blocks/Building Materials:
  • to develop gross and fine motor skills
  • to teach mathematical concepts
  • to increase creativity
Language Arts/Phonics:
  • to develop letter recognition
  • to develop listening skills
  • to develop reading readiness skills
  • to develop oral language skills
  • to develop an appreciation for literature
  • to develop the imagination
  • to increase the attention span
Physical Education:
  • to develop physical and mental coordination through organized play
  • to increase social skills
  • to provide an opportunity for sharing
  • to foster safety awareness

Art:
  • to provide an opportunity for creativity
  • to develop fine motor skills
  • to develop color recognition
  • to provide a release of positive and negative feelings
  • to develop reading readiness skills
  • to develop pre-writing skills

 

Kindergarten

 

Saint Mary, Star of the Sea offers full day academic kindergarten in a warm, caring environment, conductive to learning.

Religion:
  • children will acquire and appreciate a personal relationship with a loving God
  • children will be taught how to make the sign of the cross in addition to learning the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be To The Father, and Grace before meals
  • children will be exposed to customs of the church such as going to Mass each Sunday, genuflecting, and blessing themselves with Holy Water
  • children will also be taught about the altar, crucifix, tabernacle, and Mary and Joseph
Language Arts/Phonics:
  • children will learn to follow oral direction
  • children will learn to identify position words
  • children will develop letter/sound recognition
  • children will acquire oral language skills
Reading:
  • children will gain a foundation by being exposed to familiar stories using rhyme and repetition
  • children will learn critical thinking skills
  • children will develop reading comprehension skills
  • children will develop an appreciation for literature
Computer Science:
  • to introduce students to computers and their many functions in a "hands-in" environment integrating our curriculum with computer software
Printing:
  • will improve letter recognition
  • will develop fine motor skills
  • will increase the child's attention scan
Science:
  • will teach students to understand how science works
  • will teach students to think logically to solve problems
  • will encourage curiosity by allowing students to perform simple experiments
Social Studies:
  • will stimulate curiosity in children
  • will encourage self-motivated exploration
  • will develop physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills while familiarizing students with the surrounding world
Math:
  • children will develop recognition of colors and shapes and association with color and shape words
  • children will learn to compare objects by usual characteristics such as size, shape, and color
  • children will become familiar with numbers and number concepts
  • children will develop an understanding of time and money
  • children will gain knowledge and experience gathering data and creating graphs
Co-Curricular Activities
    Art:
    • will develop an understanding and appreciation for art
    • will provide an opportunity for creativity
    Physical Education:
    • to develop physical and mental coordination through organized play
    • to increase social skills
    • to foster safety awareness
    Library:
    • expose students to a variety of literature
    Music:
    • to develop a joy and appreciation for music

 

First through Fifth Grade

 

Saint Mary, Star of the Sea First through Fifth Grade students have a primary teacher with specialty teachers presenting Computers, Music, and Physical Eduation. Drug education is presented by the D.A.R.E. Police Officier assigned to the school by the Bayonne Police Department.

  • Religion Education
    • Infused Concepts of Peace and Justice
    • Family Life Education
    • Principles of Humanity
    • Sacramental Programs
    • Christian Service Program
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
    • Constitution of the United States
    • Civics, Geography, History of New Jersey
  • Drug Education
  • Computer Education - Incorporated into Curriculum*
  • Physical Education, Health, Safety

 

Sixth through Eighth Grade

 

Saint Mary, Star of the Sea Sixth through Eighth Grade students have a primary teacher with specialty teachers presenting Computers, Music, and Physical Eduation.

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