US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Program

Religion

Religious education is meant to provide a developmentally appropriate, comprehensive and systematic presentation of Catholic beliefs so that students will be knowledgeable about their faith, grow in intimacy with Jesus, and integrate these beliefs and traditions into their personal lives to bring forth the Kingdom of God in the world. Each Catholic Academy elementary school develops its religion curriculum based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Diocesan Religion Curriculum Standards.  It includes quality characteristics and goals that specify the desired knowledge, Christian life-skills, and values to be achieved. The curriculum standard addresses the following domains: Triune God, Jesus, Church, Worship and Prayer, Sacraments, Scripture, Doctrine, Morality, Bringing forth the Kingdom of God, and Evangelization.

Opportunities for celebrating the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist are provided for second grade students as an integral part of their religious education. All students participate in appropriate services for Feast Days, First Fridays and other religious observances. In addition, retreat days are offers for students in grades 2.