Students get to explore MUSIC, for 30 minutes 2 times per week. We spend time creating music with their voices, body percussion and instruments. Students learn the ins and outs of music notation, symbols and music literacy. The hope is that each student finds a unique way to connect with music and share in the JOY of making music with others!
Students in grades 5th-8th can participate in band at an additional expense. Rehearsals are held twice a week as a class with an additional 20 minute individual band lessons each week for all students. Perform two concerts and two performances with bands from the whole diocese Jazz Band rehearses once a week before school
- Middle school students in grades 6-8 attend Spanish class during 1 trimester each year, for 4 days a week.
- Elementary students in grades 1-5 attend a 30-minute Spanish class 1 time per week.
- Students practice speaking, reading, writing, and listening in their Spanish classes.
- Students achieve about the equivalent of 1st year high school Spanish by the end of 8th grade.
The mission of the Media Center is to provide educational resources that foster our students’ ability to read, make inferences, and evaluate information. We care for over 23,000 books including classic literature, popular novels, audiobooks, graphs novels, and nonfiction, and also provide open access to digital information resources in multiple formats (ebooks, AEA resources and online resources). The abundant natural light and flexible seating promotes an active learning environment and allows opportunities for group projects, SKYPE, speakers, community events and meetings.
Students K-5 attend Art class once a week the entire year while middle school students meet 4 times a week for a single 12 week trimester. Students are exposed to a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, clay, and digital art. Students are encouraged to explore the artistic process incorporating the principles of design, drawing inspiration from art history as well as their own personal interests.
At St. Francis of Assisi School, we are constantly striving to incorporate new and innovative technology devices and software to further support and enhance our curriculum as well as keeping students engaged and prepared for the future.
Students participate in Guidance Class once a week for 30 minutes. During the school year we cover 3 major areas of development; academic, personal/social and career.