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Students deepen their understanding of the elements of religion including the commandments, morality, Church history, the life of Christ and the Old and New Testaments.

Students use literature as the basis for vocabulary expansion and writing education. They are encouraged to broaden their vocabulary range through reading, using a thesaurus and studying etymologies. They evaluate and analyze a wide range of media from videos to books. Students are encouraged to publish their personal writings; our students have been the recipients of awards for poetry and biography.

E-books bring social studies to life and incorporate art, literature and philosophy. In Grade 6, students learn about the geography and cultures of the Eastern hemisphere by using maps, globes, diagrams, charts and graphs. In Grades 7 and 8, students learn about the cultures, religions, ethics, history, economics and social structures ranging from Ancient Times through the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to present-day.

Much of our STEM education uses our state-of-the-art science lab to allow students to apply the scientific method. They deepen their understanding of earth, life and physical sciences. They develop the math skills to analyze proportional relationships to solve problems. They can solve problems using algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, and apply exponents and real number operations. Students are able to interpret, analyze and create tables, graphs and functional relationship. They are adept at applying spatial relationships, formulas and geometric properties. Finally, students can compare and contrast statistical relationships, investigate change, and develop, use and evaluate probability models.