Curriculum

In a Christ-centered atmosphere, the mission of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School is to teach, to learn, and to become faith-filled servants of Jesus.  In an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, and religious awareness, students can become life-long and self-reflective learners who continue to grow in both intellectual wisdom and spiritual grace.

St. Mary's curriculum can be summarized as follows:

  • Exceeds state and national standards
  • Focuses on educating the whole child
  • Curriculum process developed in partnership with the University of Notre Dame ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence and Diocesan master teachers
  • Developed with active participation of St. Mary's master teachers
  • Enhanced with curriculum supported textbooks and online resources
  • Kept current and reviewed by the Diocesan Curriculum Committee

As prescribed by the Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Savannah, St. Mary's curriculum exceeds state and national standards and provides a superior Catholic education that is both academically challenging and developmentally appropriate.  The curriculum focuses on educating each child in all dimensions: intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, moral, and social.

Classes taught daily in all grade levels include:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Additional specials classes for all students round out the curriculum:

  • Art
  • Computer
  • Library/Media Center
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish

The development of new curricula occurs through a process that was developed by Diocesan master teachers and the University of Notre Dame ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence.  The ACE Collaborative cultivates a sharing of ideas and resources among teachers.  St. Mary's has an active role in the curriculum development process with St. Mary's master teachers--those who have a specific area of expertise--being selected to participate on Diocesan-wide development teams to write, implement, and assess new curricula.  Each development team's efforts span a two-year period and also include textbook and online resource recommendations.  The curriculum is kept current and is reviewed by the Diocesan Curriculum Committee.

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