St. Mary's Elementary Grades - First through Fifth Grade
Small class sizes and a highly qualified staff provide the attention and instruction needed to bring out the very best in each student. The development of exceptional reading, grammar, spelling, and math skills is the goal for our elementary students.
Our hands-on science program and strong social studies and geography programs complement our core curriculum. Additionally, these fundamental skills are enhanced with instruction in our enrichment areas including computer technology, music, Spanish, art, and physical education.
Primary grades (first and second) focus on an introduction and mastery of basic skills that provide a strong academic foundation in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and handwriting. The reading curriculum directs the students into the world of written language through instruction in phonics, and authentic literature. Our math program develops a solid foundation in the language and basic concepts of mathematics. Students learn of the world around them through science, social studies, history, and geography units.
Third through fifth-grade students apply and expand their learning skills. Comprehension skills are emphasized as well as strengthening vocabulary development, grammar skills, composition skills, and spelling. Math provides for continual review of foundational skills and concepts while introducing higher level functions and problem-solving techniques. Science focuses on the fundamental processes of physical and life sciences using a hands-on approach. Units in social studies cover Oklahoma, American and world studies, ancient civilizations, communities and cultures, and geography.