Applying the Slingerland Method to help with reading fluency, word decoding, reading comprehension, basic writing skills, phonemic awareness, handwriting, word recognition, and oral language skills. Reading “Great Books,” which are classic stories that are virtuous and have stood the test of time.
Scientific Inquiry & Experimentation
Emphasizing the “why” of science with hands-on experimentation so our students can maximize their knowledge and take delight in the beauty and wonder of nature.
Latin & Spanish Languages
Learning Latin builds a strong foundation for all modern languages, including English and Spanish. Students who study Latin often score well on the SAT and excel in the Sciences. Spanish is taught beginning in Kindergarten and Latin is taught beginning in Fifth Grade.
Challenging every student with a superior and proven math curriculum, Saxon Math, using our Walk-to-Math program. Math is taught simultaneously to allow for movement to the level they are ready for in all grades, PreK through 10th.
Exploring human beings’ best accomplishments throughout history by integrating History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. Each class year studies history from Egyptian, Greek, Rome, Medieval, Modern, and everything in between.
A balanced approach between Catholic Liberal Arts and current technology to enhance instruction.
We transferred to the Crusader community for the classical education and St. Monica has exceed our expectations. My children come home so happy and excited from what they are learning at school. We hear about the great conversations they are having in class in various subjects, and the truth and beauty that seeps out in all. They are thinking, processing and articulating in a way we have not yet experienced. The classical approach to education has been a huge blessing for our family and the formation of our children.
“As an educator, I entrust my children’s education to St. Monica’s teachers. They have proven repeatedly to go above and beyond to ensure that my children all have very differentiated, specialized, and individual paths in their education journey.” St. Monica Parent