The PreK-4 curriculum introduces the children to a world of learning through classroom centers which include Block Building, Library, Dramatic Play, Puzzles and Games, Sand Table, Arts and Crafts, and our newest addition Technology. (iPads and Smart Table)
Our academic program is challenging and includes Alphabet Recognition and Letter Sound Connections, Math concepts including counting, patterning, sorting and matching one to one. We also follow the "ABC 123, Just for Me" program to develop fine motor skills.
Our curriculum follows the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Newark and the State of New Jersey. Religion, Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Math, Science, and fine motor skills, are used to meet the needs of the students and addresses different learning styles within the classroom.
The integration of art, music, technology and physical education into our curriculum is designed to provided children with a positive and faith filled first school experience.
At Saint James the Apostle School, our goal is to help our youngest students:
- Circle Time
- Learning Activity
- Social Studies
- Language Arts
- Learning activity
- Music (once a week)
- Arts (once a week)
- Gym (once a week)
- Outside Recess (weather permitting)
- Rest time