Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
Over the past 125 years, teaching has evolved to meet the changing needs of students. Additionally, the demand is great for students to have skills needed to prepare them for the next stage of their academic journey and, eventually, the job market. The dedicated faculty at St. Ignatius School goes above and beyond to stay abreast of the academic requirements of the changing world. Although we strive to provide a traditional Catholic education, we know that we must also be able to teach students valuable skills needed for their future endeavors.
To meet the needs of the changing world, it is important to incorporate modern technology into classrooms. Thus, we have promethean boards in all academic classrooms PreK to 8th grade and laptops and LearnPads in a 1:1 computer/student ratio in 3rd to 8th grade classrooms. Our dedicated staff has participated in state and federal grants to gain funding for technology. The faculty participates in staff development in order to bring the best learning techniques to our students.
Students in PreK to 2nd grade enjoy technology enhanced lessons using our computer lab with kid friendly keyboards. The computer lab also provides older students with keyboarding lessons once a week to develop technological skills needed for the real world.
Technology is not only an important component of meeting the needs of our students in this changing world but also hands-on experiences in math, science and social studies. Our administrative staff is committed to providing the essential materials that our classroom faculty needs to enhance learning.
Our learning environment is designed to accommodate self-contained classrooms for PreK to 2nd grade and team-teach classrooms for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. In a team-teach setting, one faculty member specializes in the language arts subjects and the other in math, science and social studies. Junior high is departmentalized by subject with an honors section for math and reading.
Since we are a Catholic faith based school, teaching Catholicism is an essential part of our curriculum. We have two full time religion teachers on staff. Students receive religious instruction on a daily basis and participate in mass on a weekly basis at St. Charles Borromeo Church. The Jesuit pastor of the church influences our religious instruction and guides our faith formation.