Curriculum Believing

Faith is foundational. As a Catholic community, learning about and living our faith is central to who we are what we do.  To that end, our all-school Spiritual Goals guide us whether in religion class or out at recess.

Spiritual Goals
  • Students will come to know Christ in the liturgy and communal prayer, in Works of Mercy and social justice, through their teachers, in their relationships with each other, and as a member of the broader St. Margaret of Scotland community.
  • Students will demonstrate Gospel values in daily decision-making and interpersonal relationships.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic Catholic beliefs, including worship, evangelization, sacraments, Scriptures, the person of Jesus Christ, Catholic Social Teaching, and other moral teachings.
  • Students will exhibit reflective spirituality characterized by prayer and their awareness of God’s presence in their lives and in the world.
  • Students will express a desire to grow in a personal relationship with God by recognizing and responding to God’s presence in their daily lives.
  • Students will show respect for self, others, and the environment, respecting the beauty of diversity in all of God’s creation.
  • Students will act in the spirit of St. Margaret of Scotland as responsible members of the community and the world by involving themselves through Works of Mercy and social justice activities.

 

Faith-based Activities

  • Weekly Mass for all students in preschool – 8th with prayers, scripture and singing led by students. Fr. O’Toole’s homilies excite and inspire the children, as well as the adults.
  • Prayer at the beginning of the school day, before snacks and meals, and monthly all-school prayer services. Additional, students in 2-8 are scheduled throughout the year to spend time in quiet, mindful prayer during Thursday adoration.
  • Preparation and reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are enjoyed at the 2nd grade level, and the sacrament of Confirmation is studied and prepared for at the 7-8th grade level. Although the reception of these sacraments are reserved for those children whose families are Catholic, our non-Catholic children are included in learning and living our Catholic faith, are invited to celebrate the sacraments as members of the choir and greeters, and are always welcomed to share their own faith traditions.
  • The liturgical calendar guides our celebrations from Advent to Christmas and from Lent to Easter.
  • Students in grades 5-8 are invited to train as Altar Servers.

Curriculum Goals

Believing

Believing

Faith is foundational. As a Catholic community, learning about and living our faith is central to who we are what we do. To that end our all-school Spiritual Goals guide us whether in religion class or out at recess.
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Thinking

Thinking

Education is a family-school partnership. Our parents are invited to share their time and talents as volunteers whether during the school day, in the evenings or on the weekends.
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Belonging & Being

Belonging & Being

All are welcome. Admissions – how does one find a place for one’s child in this school?
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Questions?

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