Curriculum Overview

Religion    [ri-lijuh n]
(noun) 1.  A set of fundamental beliefs and practices. For the followers of Jesus Christ, the beliefs and practices reflect the truth of His birth, death, and resurrection in payment for the sins of the world. These beliefs center on two great commandments: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all you soul, and with all your mind. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 2. Learning to live as Jesus would and sharing what you have learned with others.  This is how you “do” religion.


St. James Cathedral School


Trimester Availability: 6th (ALL), 7th & 8th (3rd ONLY)
Teacher: Mrs. Anna Lee Cathcart

SYLLABUS: Do you enjoy helping younger students in the classroom? Have you ever dreamed about becoming an educator and a strong leader? If so, this could be the class for you. We need students who are creative, who enjoy working with others, and who will serve as mentors for our first-grade students.

Sixth grade students will use their gifts, imaginations, and academic skills to enrich our little Panthers in the areas of reading, math, science, and art. We will plan exciting activities that inspire and make learning an adventure. We will work in the classrooms, as well as the great outdoors. Come and be a part of serving our younger students!


Trimester Availability: 6th, 7th & 8th (ALL)
Teacher: Mr. Peter Odenbach

SYLLABUS: Our faith is shared in many ways, but over the centuries, the visual arts may have had the greatest impact. In this class, students will study some of the great Catholic masterpieces through media displays.

Looking at great works of Christian art, the focus will be on the artist himself, and what his work portrays. Films will be introduced on the lives of the saints and the history of the Church.