St. Brendan Parish School

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Core Academics

Core Academics

St. Brendan School prides itself on its long-held tradition of academic excellence. Our curriculum fuses twenty-first century educational and pedagogical innovations with a rigorous traditional academic program. Teachers continually strive to merge new ideas with current classroom strategies through cross-curricular and differentiated instruction, alternative assessments, and project-based learning. Technology is seamlessly integrated across all curricula. Primary emphasis is placed on higher-order critical thinking and problem-solving strategies that encourage students to evaluate, hypothesize, synthesize and analyze the material presented to them.

Our core curriculum consists of:
 
  • Religion                                    
  • Science
  • Mathematics                             
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies                          
  • Technology
  • Physical Education                   
  • Dance
  • Music                                        
  • Spanish/Mandarin
  • Art
 
In addition to integrating technology into every component of our curriculum, we also strive to promote an understanding of academic concepts at higher levels by weaving 21st Century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:
 
  • Global Awareness
  • Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Health Literacy
  • Environmental Literacy