What We Teach
In a faith based environment, we engage scholars at all levels to facilitate the development of opportunities to deliver rigorous instruction for each scholar. Anchored with teachers that have deep content knowledge and strong instructional expertise, we mentor and model development of our staff to offer accountable, personalized, independent and small-group learning experiences.
The Mission Grammar community is alive with the spirit and love of God! As scholars learn and grow, the Mission Grammar community provides them with a foundation for a life-long relationship with God. Religion curriculum intertwines the importance of Gospel values, Catholic Social Teachings, and sacramental preparation. Scholars continue to develop faith and commitment to social justice through service learning.
Common Core Curriculum
Based on state and national models, our common core curriculum helps shape the development of each scholar to meet and exceed grade level standards.Leveraging standards based report card and professional learning networks, our school provides consistent assessment to address each scholar’s needs.
Technology in the Classroom
Mission Grammar’s iPad initiative prepares scholars for real world applications through use of technology. Integrating digital tools helps scholars grasp and demonstrate their understanding of educational concepts at higher levels, through visual/auditory reinforcement. Scholars are able to use this tool to create, make meaning and demonstrate understanding from iMovies to CueThink to FaceTime. Teachers design lessons to activate critical thinking and support digital citizenship. Scholars in K0-K2 interacts with iPads in small groups and scholars in grades 1-6 are 1:1 with iPads.
Social and Emotional Learning
Mission Grammar believes that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum. Through the Responsive Classroom Approach and the “CARES”. Teachers create an environment to support intrinsic motivation through cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control. Scholars begin each day with Morning Meeting, setting a tone of welcome, respect and rigor.
Visual Arts and Music
Mission Grammar fully believes in the development of the whole child; visual arts and music are major components of child development. Each scholar experiences weekly visual arts and music classes. Our Visual Arts teacher works with classroom teachers to create cross curricular projects, bringing in science and history. Scholar artists have been honored for 4 consecutive years at the Reflection in Action artists competition through Harvard Medical School. Our Music program features a weekly class on music theory and performance at each grade level. Our music teacher offers additional enrichment with the Pure Gold Step Team, Mission Grammar Dance Team and a singing group called OLPH-icial. Piano lessons are available at an additional cost. There are two whole school performances each year to celebrate this learning.