Overview

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • An enrollment of 452 Catholic and non-Catholic students with a student-teacher ratio of 1:20
  • Standardized Test Scores consistently above National Average
  • Quality Student Performance (QSP) behavior/discipline program
  • Full-day Kindergarten
  • Fully-certified and dedicated teachers with over 320 years of teaching experience – members of the National Catholic Educators Association (NCEA) and Illinois Reading Council (IRC)
  • Leader In Me accredited school by the Franklin Covey Institute
  • 1:1 iPad initiative from 1st grade through 8th
  • Schoology LMS program

BASIC CURRICULUM

  • Traditional value-centered curriculum combined with contemporary skills to succeed in today’s world
  • Title I services for grades K-8
  • Reading and Writing Workshop grades K-8
  • Remedial Reading Teacher
  • Reading Recovery for 1st grade students
  • Music, Physical Education and Library programs
  • Central Computer Lab as well as classroom computer centers with Internet access and school wide networking
  • Art program in conjunction with grants from the Quincy Society of Fine Arts and Arts Dollars program
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Covey’s 8 Habits
  • Junior Achievement – parent program focusing on life skills with the students

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CURRICULUM

  • Comprehensive and integrated religious education program
  • Weekly Mass preparation and celebration
  • Sacrament preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2nd grade
  • Confirmation preparation in 8th grades including service program and annual retreat
  • 100% student and staff participation in the Holy Childhood Association (HCA)
  • School-wide community service program per semester – Food Drive Collections, Nursing Home projects, etc.
  • Pastor visits within classrooms

SERVICES

  • Public School Busing before & after school
  • Extended Daycare before & after school
  • Hot Lunch program
  • Title I Services
  • School Counselor – Psychological Testing / Referral for special needs
  • Preschool program for three and four year olds