St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School Curriculum is sequential in all areas and students are exposed to a wide variety of cross-curricular learning activities. Students are also taught Latin, Art, Music, Physical Education, Health, Keyboarding, and Library on a weekly basis, besides the core subjects of Religion, Language Arts (which includes Reading, English, Spelling, Vocabulary and Phonics), Math, Science and Social Studies.
St Frances Cabrini Catholic School offers a Latin program for students in second through eight grade. The benefits of studying Latin are numerous. Firstly, Latin improves English grammar skills, the grammatical structure of English is based on Latin. Secondly, the study of Latin will improve your child’s vocabulary. Fifty percent of all one syllable English words are derived from Latin, an amazing ninety percent of polysyllable words are derived from Latin. Thirdly, Latin is the root of all Romance languages your child will have a head start on learning a variety of languages. In addition, the fields of science, law, music, theology and philosophy the Latin language rules supreme. Studying Latin ensures that your child will have a head start if they should choose to focus on these fields in the future. Finally, “critical studies have confirmed that children that are taught Latin consistently score higher than their peers in reading comprehension, vocabulary and even critical thinking and problem solving.” (Bauer, 226)
Bauer, Susan. “The Well-Trained Mind.” New York, W.W Norton & Company Inc. Copyright 2016.
The philosophy behind the art curriculum is based on the belief that each person is a unique creation, having worth as a child of God, and as a gift of God, possessing many talents. Art is a visual language that can be read and understood by children and teachers alike as an important part of their response to beauty in God’s created world.
Music is a universal language through which one can understand and appreciate the richness and diversity of human experience. Coupled with integration of liturgical music, the student has a unique opportunity for a complete education in the arts, establishing their Catholic identity.
Physical ability is not our most important concern here in our P.E. class. We do want to promote skill development, but our primary goals are to encourage students to try their best, work hard, and always have a good attitude!
Our program consists of a wide variety of activities which will contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the students.
Our goals are as follows:
1. Develop total fitness by increasing strength, stamina, and cardiovascular endurance.
2. Develop better motor skills.
3. Develop social skills such as sportsmanship, team play, and cooperation.
4. Increase interest in activities and games for continuation of physical activity throughout life.