The School Curriculum reflects
our strong commitment to academic excellence. In addition to the traditional subjects of Reading, Language Arts, Math,
Science, Poetry, and Social Studies, students take classes in Art, Computer Studies, French, Spanish, Music, and Physical
Education. Our program also includes a variety of extracurricular activities including Choir, Cubs, and Taekwondo.
Striving to develop each child's ability to observe, record
and interpret the world they live in, the art program seeks to enable students to "see" the world through artist's
eyes. Our Art program challenges students to use their developing skills to engage in creative problem solving.
devotionals including material from both the New and Old Testaments are held. Our goal is that all students will gain
both understanding of the relevance of the Bible to our lives today and personal insight into making responsible decisions.
Computer skills are taught throughout the School in regularly scheduled classes. Technology is integrated at
all grade levels across the curricular areas of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math through a variety of software
programs. Word processing and keyboarding skills are taught. The Internet is used for research and online projects
at every grade level.
In an effort to prepare our students for both academic pursuits using languages
and for career and social involvement in our global community, we offer language instruction in Spanish.
The Language Arts program seeks to strengthen each student's communication skills. The sequential curriculum
provides daily experiences in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are encouraged to express ideas orally
and to listen effectively in all areas of Language Arts. Reading is taught through a variety of approaches, and children
are encouraged to read with different purposes. Reading and writing are taught as interdependent skills throughout the
grade levels. Vocabulary building, grammar, and the mechanics of language are presented as integral parts of the language
arts program. Communication is basic to every area of learning; therefore, language arts units are often correlated
with other areas such as social studies, science, art, and music.
St. Cyprian's School recognizes the impact that early
learning experiences have on students' perceptions of themselves as mathematical thinkers. Therefore, the school considers
its mathematical learning environment critical: students should feel a genuine curiosity about the problems they encounter
and should approach tasks with confidence and delight in their abilities.
Curriculum topics include numeration and counting, plane and solid geometry, measurement, operations, and data analysis.
The application of mathematics in realistic contexts is heavily emphasized; social studies, science, and language studies
are integrated frequently in math lessons.
Music enriches and delights every child in ways related to his or her stage of
development. In addition to the general music classes, third, and fourth, grade students have the opportunity after school
to participate in the choir.
The Physical Education program provides every student an opportunity
for skill improvement in a developmentally appropriate environment.
Teachers conduct lessons in
the classroom. Many methods are used to capture the students' natural interests and curiosity, including demonstrations,
guest lectures, art, activities, observation of wildlife habitats, written and oral reports, research, and computer applications.
The social studies curriculum is primarily concerned with developing each student's awareness of self and his or
her place in our ever-changing world. Content is drawn from the basic social science disciplines of history, geography,
political science, economics, and sociology. The program is integrated into other curricular areas through encouraging
the development of a more global view in each student's approach to life.
We take pride in our strong academic reputation. We
have eight (8) forms:
Each form can accommodate a maximum of 35 students.