ABOUT ST. PATRICK SCHOOL

Our mission is that everyone in the Saint Patrick School community Encounter Jesus, Grow in Him, and Witness to others through a Christ-centered academic environment.

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(734) 654-2522  |   2970 W. Labo Rd. Carleton, Michigan   |   schooloffice@stpatrick.school

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ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL ACADEMICS

CURRICULUM

Multi-age classrooms afford an academic program that provides a gradual coordinated and personalized process of learning. The faculty’s daily commitment is toward enabling the individual student to become a well educated and integrated Christian person in an educational environment which fosters faith, knowledge, and service.

St. Patrick Catholic School carefully follows the curriculum guidelines laid down for elementary schools through the Archdiocese of Detroit (https://www.aod.org) and National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. Additional information can be found at the https://www.catholicschoolstandards.org. Curriculum infuses Catholic Identify elements into school level curriculum and instruction based on the Common Core State Standards. Religion curriculum uses the guidelines found in the Archdiocese of Detroit Religion Standards for each grade level. St. Patrick is fully accredited with MANS (Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools) and teachers have certification through the State of Michigan.

 

Our multiage curriculum places emphasis on the development of knowledge, skills, and understanding appropriate to the students in accordance with its stated goals, purposes, and objectives.

St. Patrick School curriculum includes: Religion, Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Art, Computer Skills, Character Education, Spanish, and Music.

Teachers are committed to using best practices in education and employ a variety of techniques in classroom instruction. Subject areas are often combined into an integrated unit of study. Teachers utilize Differentiated Instruction which includes a variety of approaches in order to meet the needs of all students.

Goals and Objectives for Curriculum Program:

  • Spiritual Development – To provide a Christian learning environment and develop students’ understanding and love of Christ, self and others throughout a lifelong journey of faith.

  • Intellectual Development – To create an opportunity for each student to develop his/her full potential as a lifelong learner.

  • Academic Excellence – To provide each student with the opportunity to strive for academic excellence.

  • Emotional Development – To provide a Christian learning environment which promotes healthy emotional development.

  • Moral Development – To provide a Christ centered development, based on the principles of the gospels, to enable the formation of conscience.

  • Social Development – To assist each student in developing personal relationships and the ability to appreciate diverse views, approaches, and cultures.

  • Physical Development – To provide students with opportunities for, and an understanding of, the need for physical well-being

  • Aesthetic Development – To strive to provide each student with an understanding of, as well as opportunities and means of expressing aesthetic creativity through the arts.

TECHNOLOGY

Technology is integrated with our curriculum as a tool to enhance the learning experience, including:

  • 1:1 Laptop/Chromebook to student ratio Kg to 8th grade. 

  • Promethean Boards in each classroom Kg-8th

 

 

School Auction and Grants help to pay for new technology for the school

FIELD TRIPS

​Students in our K-8 classes have participated in field trips to the following locations in addition to many others:

  • Trabbic Farms

  • Detroit Tigers Game

  • Bowling During Catholic Schools Week

  • SMCC Drama Performance at River Raisin Center for the Arts

  • and more!

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