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Accreditation

St. Stanislaus School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges,Inc. (NEASC), a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by NEASC. indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available all the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that is will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Early Childhood

Prekindergarten
This is a self-contained classroom of three and four year olds with one teacher and two aides. The daily routine allows flexibility as needed for special classes such as art, music, computers, physical education, and Polish culture and for Masses on Holy Days (usually at 11:00am). The schedule also allows for alternating quiet with busy activities, and self-directed with teacher- directed activities. The basic schedule is as follows:

Morning prayer: in church with the entire school
Morning circle time: calendar, weather, current events, plan for the day Snack time
Free choice: children choose from the different learning centers and table activities provided by the teacher
Clean up
Story and teacher directed activity: The story will relate to whatever topic we are covering, e.g. the seasons, letter of the week, a holiday. The activity can include music, movement, review, learning games, and table work such as coloring, cut and glue, painting, etc.
Clean up and prepare for lunch: dismissal of half-day students
Lunch
Recess
Prepare for rest: Children fix their rest mats with blankets, sheets, stuffed animals development. Children who do not nap choose quiet activities to do during rest time.
Rest time: approximately 12:50 until 1:50
Dismissal: 2:15

Intermediate

Kindergarten –Grade 4
These classrooms are self-contained, with one teacher and one aide. The main curriculum is enhanced by weekly specialized classes in music, art, physical education, technology, and bi- weekly classes in Polish culture. Field trips are planned to enrich the curriculum.

Middle School

Grades 5-8 operate on a middle school model. Students change classes between teachers for their main curriculum, which is taught through a variety of methods, with an emphasis on project based learning. Students attend technology class twice weekly and are expected to integrate technology in their project work. Weekly classes are held in music, art, and physical education. All students in these grades study Spanish as their world language. Spanish classes are taught twice weekly. In addition, grades 7 and 8 choose from a selection of elective classes. These vary from term to term. Examples include cinematography, photography, sewing, personal finance, science exploration and computer programming.

Curriculum Maps

Please note that we are revising these maps over the summer. You may see text in red. These are revisions awaiting administrator approval.

Curriculum mapping is a tool for viewing, examining, and revising, our curriculum. These maps present a picture of what the students are learning. Some of the maps present content and skill sets. Others present the essential questions that will be studied. Curriculum maps reflect the taught curriculum of a school. They are living documents, revised yearly to reflect the growth, development, and changing needs of the learning community.

Social Studies

We have made a deliberate choice in the scope of our middle school Social Studies curriculum. Though guided by the Massachusetts Frameworks, we have diverged from them. Fifth and sixth grades cover the Ancient World and modern societies in a two-year cycle. We feel this gives our students more time to study cultures in-depth. Seventh and eighth grades study United States History from its beginnings to the present time. There are pressing issues and questions in our own national history that must be examined in light of the Church’s teachings on social justice and morality. Since not all of our students attend Catholic high schools, we feel that, if we are to be faithful to our mission, we must give them the opportunity to dialogue about these issues in a Catholic setting. It is our hope that this will help them to understand faithful citizenship.

Religion

Our religion curriculum presents the richness of Catholic faith and Tradition. The text we use is based on Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and goes above and beyond the diocesan requirements. The diocesan religion standards are covered within the curriculum, though not necessarily at the grade level suggested by the diocese. Hence, you will not find these standards listed in the curriculum maps themselves.

Preschool Exit Expectations

Kindergarten 

Grade 1 

Grade 2 

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7 

Grade 8

Extracurricular Activities

Sign-up information is provided in the newsletters.

Academic Explorations

Grades 3-7 by invitation only

Academic Explorations is a school-time program for advanced students. Students n grades 5-7 will meet weekly from October-January. Students n grades 2-4 will meet weekly from mid-February—May. Qualifications for consideration for the program include grades, test scores, teacher recommendation, exemplary classroom performance and exemplary behavior.

Catholic Youth Futsal League 

Grades PK-8

Catholic Youth Futsal League co-ed teams are formed in two-year age bands. Teams practice once a week at St. Stanislaus and have games on Saturdays at Durfee High School. The season begins in November.

Catholic Youth Organization Basketball

Grades 3-8

CYO Basketball teams practice once a week beginning in October. The season runs from November – March. Teams compete against other Catholic schools in the Fall River Deanery. All games take place at the Fall River CYO.

Spanish Club

Grades PK-2

Learn conversational Spanish and explore cultural traditions.

Children of Mary

Grades 3-8

Experience the joy of growing closer to God by imitating Mary’s life of love and service through prayer and works of charity reaching out to the community to help those in need. Meetings are on the first and second Thursdays of the month from 2:30 – 3:30.

Choir

Grades 2-8

Choir meets on Wednesdays from 1:40-2:15 p.m. The choir ministers at special Masses during the year.`

Drama Club

Grades 3-8

Drama Club auditions are held in autumn. Rehearsals begin in December on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00. The performance is in March.

Engineering Club

Grades 4-5

Club members explore engineering and design principles as they compete in weekly challenges. The club meets on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30.

Girl’s Gregorian Chant Schola 

Grades 3-8

The Schola meets on Fridays from 1:40-2:15 p.m. The Schola ministers at school Masses and performs at the yearly Arts Night.

Instrumental Music 

Grades PK-8

Smyley Music Company offers instrumental music lessons during the school day.

Robotics 

Grades 6-8

Engineering Club is a prerequisite for robotics.

The Robotics Club consists of teams at 2 levels.

Students currently involved in the club will be the competition team. They will build robots for the competitions this year and will be the ones who actually compete. The competition will meet twice a week, on Fridays and Saturdays.

New students who join, regardless of their age or grade, will be the trainee team. These students will learn the basics of robotics building and programming and build non-competitive robots. These students would not compete during their trainee year. The trainee team will meet once a week on Saturday mornings.

The Linden Tree

Grades 5-8

Join the editorial board to review articles and artwork submitted for The Linden Tree e-zine.  Members work on the design of the quarterly publication. Editorial board members may submit their own work for publication.

Track Team

Grades 4-8

Spring Track meets on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. at the track at Bishop Connolly High School. Track begins in April when the weather is conducive.

U.S. Taekwondo

Grades K-5

U.S. Taekwondo Masters conduct the World Class Kids program in October. It is a 6-session character development program that incorporates physical exercise with life skill lessons.

Yearbook 

Grades 5-8

Students work throughout the year on writing, photography and yearbook design.

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