St. Patrick Curriculum

Beginning Fall 2022, St. Andrew School began implementation of the St. Patrick Curriculum, first with English/Language Arts (ELA) in PreK through 5th grade and piloting the Salvation History portion in select grades. Fall 2023 will see the full implementation of this Catholic, classical curriculum in PreK through 8th grade. See the documents below for more information on this integrated curriculum.

A Commitment to Excellence

History, Literacy, and the Arts

Human history, as well as the literary and artistic works it has inspired, help form the heart of our classical curriculum. From Kindergarten onward, we emphasize the importance of the humanities by teaching students to memorize, appreciate, understand, and analyze the events, writings, and art which shape our culture.

Writing and Rhetoric

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Our capacity to reason stems from the gift of language. Language is the means through which we understand ourselves, the universe and (to the best of our abilities) God. Our classical curriculum fosters a strong understanding of grammar and writing, which students can utilize to develop ideas and understanding, as well as to communicate, defend, persuade, and express their ideas.

Religious Studies

God is at the center of all we do. In our classical curriculum, we pursue the good, the true, and the beautiful through a solid foundation in the deep tradition of the Catholic faith and morality. From Kindergarten onward, we not only teach students about their faith, but we also encourage them to live prayerfully for the greater glory of God.

Science and Math

We take particular pride in our math and science programs. Our curriculum, which is challenging, promotes higher level thinking and inquiry. In conjunction with our other curricula, our science and math courses are designed to teach students how to think, not what to think.