Grade School (1, 3, 4, 5) and Grade 2 (First Reconciliation and Communion)

Grade School

The curriculum being used for grades 1, 3-5 is Saint Mary’s Press Discover. The curriculum is approved for use by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). 

This program is designed to help fully engage in the process of discovering and growing in the richness of their Catholic faith.  Each lesson is designed to help your child have a clearer understanding of the concepts presented through an active-learning approach.  This method brings lessons to life in a fun and memorable way through the experiential and interactive processes.  Core principles of faith are introduced in a manner that helps your child to discover meaning and develop understanding while being immersed in solid Catholic teaching and in the prayers and practices that build a Catholic identity. 

Grade 2 – First Reconciliation & Communion

To help form students for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, the curriculum we will use is a new sacrament preparation program from Saint Mary’s Press which centers on a new approach called "Go, Seek, Find." This program allows children to interact with and explore The Catholic Children’s Bible and track their journey to the destination of celebrating the sacraments using hands-on activities, treasure maps, and stickers.  The “Go" section begins with an opening prayer and continues with a short activity to engage your child in the topic of the day. The “Seek” section involves exploring Scripture related to the sacrament of focus and a core learning activity centered on the chapter theme. The “Find” section provides a deeper look into the meaning of the sacrament and concludes the lesson with a summary and a closing prayer. This program takes the children on a meaningful experience that will help pass on the truth and beauty of our Catholic faith and the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.