Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Center-Based Learning takes place in the classroom for our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders. Technology is effectively integrated through the use of laptops, iPads and interactive smart boards. At this stage, students are exploring their curiosity, problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Our centers are designed to encourage and stimulate critical thinking skills through teacher-led instruction allowing for independent and self-directed learning activities. Students in grades Kindergarten and 1st experience individual classrooms. As students progress their grade level, they will rotate between two classrooms and experience aligned collaboration between their 2nd-grade teachers. This prepares students for expansion of multi-teacher led subjects in Intermediate classes.
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St. James Cathedral School’s curriculum aligns with the Sunshine State Standards (now called Next Generation Sunshine State Standards or NGSSS) which are broad statements that describe the knowledge or ability that a student should be able to demonstrate by the end of every grade level. At the heart of a Catholic education, however, is an approach that nurtures the whole person — academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. Accordingly, we evaluate all our approaches, methods, resources, and curriculum materials with the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools per the Diocese of Orlando. Our mission is far greater than a single day or a particular component of curriculum; we are forming Christians who Come to Learn. Leave to Serve.