Technology: Students in grades Pre-K through 5th visit the 36-station Condic Computer Lab once each week and students in 6th through 8th grade have technology class two or more times weekly. Our students are exposed to how the computer functions and how to properly use it. Keyboarding as well as the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) is covered. Classes bring individual projects to the lab and learn how to use the computer to complete them (i.e. graphs, tables, book reports). Seventh and eighth grade students learn to use databases, create Power Point presentations and interpret spreadsheets. Technology is integrated into each classroom, by the use of in-school student laptops & SMART Boards. Classes are taught the value of technology in today's world, as well as the importance of internet safety. We expect our students to use computers appropriately at home and at school.
Fine Arts: Art is taught by an art instructor once or twice a week in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Physical Education: Students participate in gym once or twice each week (depending on grade level) for 45 minutes. Gym classes are held with a variety of activities to engage students. Activities include team sports as well as strategic team building games. Each game is used to develop lifelong skills like fair play and cooperation. Grades second through eighth grade participate in the Presidential Fitness Challenge. This is a National program that helps the student develop goals to reach an overall fitness level. Students are required to wear a gym uniform and proper athletic shoes to participate in gym class.
Library: The Academy library is a fully-equipped, 10,000+ title established library.
Religion: Religion is taught daily in all grades. Emphasis is placed on a personal and communal relationship with God and with each other as children of God. Basic beliefs of the Catholic tradition are taught. Opportunities for prayer services and other forms of liturgical activities are provided. Opportunities for community service are provided and are seen as essential to a Christian life.