In addition to the strong basic curriculum in all of the major subjects- Religion, Reading, Math, English/ Literature, Social Studies and Science, all grades have specialized teachers and subjects in the areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, Italian and Computer Education. While Computer Education is taught to students in Grades 4 through 8, teachers of kindergarten through 3rd Grade can use the computer lab for technology instruction. Christian education is intended to “make one’s faith become living, conscious and active, through the light of instruction” (The Bishop’s Office in the Church 14). In an effort to respond to Archbishop Carlson’s challenge to focus on Catholic Identity as a major goal, we have placed religion as well as virtues, values and moral ethics in each area of the curriculum.
We believe the Christian family is the nurturing unit in a child’s personal, social, emotional, academic, and religion education. Parents are the primary teachers in a child’s life. Our teachers work with parents to challenge each child to reach for the highest level of formation – spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and aesthetical. In addition, we are committed to the philosophy of the Well Managed Classroom. We teach the ideals of this model program through the practical application of learning, posting, and peer coaching of the skills professed in this classroom management model.
Computer Education Brings Technology To Classroom
St. Ambrose School has a computer lab available for use by faculty, students, and staff. Located on the ground floor of the school, this is a state of the art lab housing networked computers, two laser printers, two scanners, and software that supports the curriculum as well as provides access to the Internet. In addition to the lab, each teacher receives a laptop for instruction and as a communication tool for grades and information to the parents. Interactive white Team® boards are used in all classrooms for dynamic learning.
Learning Consultants Develop Programs
St. Ambrose Learning Consultants work collaboratively with teachers, parents, students, and administration to develop programs that meet individual needs, including programs for students with learning disabilities, attention deficits, other disorders, or who are at risk and need alternative teaching strategies and/or learning environments.
Challenge Program Brings More Learning To Classroom
All students participate in these integrated, multi-disciplinary units of study related to curriculum and designed to extend thinking skills. Through research, hands-on exploration, field trips and guest speakers, learning grows.
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