St. Mary's primary grades (first and second) focus on an introduction and mastery of basic skills that provide a strong academic foundation in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and handwriting. The reading curriculum directs the students into the world of written language through systematic instruction in phonics, and authentic literature. Our math program develops a solid foundation in the language and basic concepts of mathematics. Students learn of the world around them through science, social studies, history and geography units.
During the intermediate grades (third and fourth), students apply and expand their learning skills. Comprehension skills are emphasized as well as strengthening vocabulary development, grammar skills, composition skills and spelling. Math provides for continual review of foundational skills and concepts while introducing higher level functions and problem solving techniques. Science focuses on the fundamental processes of physical and life sciences using a hands-on approach. Units in social studies cover Oklahoma, American and world studies, ancient civilizations, communities and cultures, and geography.
Small class size and a qualified staff provide the attention and instruction needed to bring out the very best in each student. The acquisition of exceptional reading, grammar, spelling and math skills is the goal for our elementary students. Our hands-on science program, and strong social studies and geography programs compliment our core curriculum. Additionally, these fundamental skills are enhanced with instruction in our enrichment areas including computer technology, music, Spanish, art, and physical education and health.