Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Panther primary students are in self-contained classrooms, allowing teachers to truly identify learners’ strengths and opportunities for growth, while fostering a “family,” collaborative environment. Each educator has an aide, providing a low student-to-teacher ratio and class size, which enables differentiation and small group facilitation. As with all age groups at SJCS, great attention is given to developing the whole child. Students engage in center-based, hands-on learning supporting imagination, exploration, and discovery. A variety of mediums and platforms, including technology components, are utilized to support different learning styles, and all pupils participate in religion, physical education, art, music, Spanish, guidance, and technology courses.
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St. James Cathedral School’s curriculum aligns with the Florida State Standards 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 and the Florida Catholic Conference. 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.