The curriculum guidelines set forth by the Diocese of St. Augustine are the basis for our school program. Textbooks and instructional materials are chosen to meet the students’ needs as set forth by the diocesan guidelines. These guidelines are periodically updated and revised in accordance with sound educational and developmental research.
St. Paul’s School offers students opportunities for growth in the following major subjects:
Reading, English, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing, Library Skills, and Appreciation of Literature
6-8 Grade Math Courses & Pre-Algebra / Algebra I Eligibility
Each grade is split into two sections. All 6th grade students are enrolled in the same math class (Basic Math). 7th grade students may take Basic Math or Pre-Algebra. 8th grade students may take Pre-Algebra or Algebra I.
A 7th grade student is qualified for Pre-Algebra according to the following Diocesan/St. Paul’s prerequisites:
Upon successful completion of the placement test, students may be placed in 8th Grade Algebra. Extra work may need to be completed by the student over the summer months to ensure readiness for the Algebra curriculum. Extra work must be approved by the school math teacher. The math tutor must maintain constant communication with school math teacher. This placement is probationary and contingent upon ongoing acceptable performance in the Algebra class.
Students not eligible to take 8th Grade Algebra according to the criteria outlined above will be placed in 8th Grade Advanced Math.
The Christian way of life is a vital part of our school atmosphere. All Pre-K - 8 students participate in Catholic religious education classes each day.
Grades Pre K - 8 attend Mass each Wednesday morning at 8:00am and on other special days as scheduled. Students help plan the liturgies and the student choir accompanies the Mass. Parents and family members are welcome to attend Mass with the students. It is also important that Catholic parents attend Mass with their children every Sunday and on Holy Days of Obligation. Parents are encouraged to show their children the importance of daily prayer by teaching their children how to pray and by participating in morning and evening prayers with their children.
Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion occur in second grade. Eighth graders prepare for and receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Students in fifth through eighth grade may be given the opportunity to train for altar serving. Religious devotions (Rosary, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, Adoration, etc.) are held at appropriate times during the year. Confessions are heard on specified school days during the school year.
Word Processing, Data Base, Spread Sheets, and Integration with Curricular Subjects.
Music, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts
Physical fitness programs appropriate for each grade
General Sciences and Laboratory Experiences
History, Geography, Economics, Florida History, and Current Events
Vocabulary, common expressions, grammar, conversation, and culture