Curriculum

Christ, Prince of Peace Curriculum

The Christ, Prince of Peace program of studies includes a state-of-the-art STEM lab, computer, literature, math, science, social studies, religion, music, art, Spanish, P.E. and more. This curriculum is designed to help students reach their full potential in a challenging yet nurturing academic environment.

Our written curriculum is in place at all grade levels, which includes the special classes, and focuses on nurturing minds and achieving excellence.

The standards of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, as well as standards published by national curriculum organizations such as the National Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Math, etc., were used to develop this curriculum. Various teaching styles, methods, and assessments are a regular part of our curriculum implementation. Alumni students and their parents often describe our curriculum as challenging and regularly report that they are well prepared for their transition into high school. This success is also evidenced by our students’ IOWA test scores, which fall well above Archdiocese averages.

Visual Thinking Skills

In addition to the above curriculum, beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through 8th grade students participate in a Visual Thinking session at least once per month. Visual Thinking is a method of teaching that uses art to teach visual literacy, thinking and communication skills through open-ended class discussions.  It encourages students to become good listeners and respectful debaters.  It helps build vocabulary, fosters creative writing and lets kids become collaborative problem solvers.

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