Curriculum

Immersive Education

A Fully Integrated Curriculum

Faithful Shepherd provides a fully integrated curriculum that offers the knowledge and tools to teach your child today, and prepare them for tomorrow. Through the use of current technology, we deliver an immersive educational program that allows students to build a variety of skills through collaboration with their teachers and peers and hands-on learning. This unique and nurturing environment expands their knowledge of the world to awaken their gifts.

Core Subjects

Your child will experience a hands-on, practical approach to learning from highly educated faculty in each of the following core subjects:

Language Arts

Our balanced literacy program incorporates a variety of instructional approaches to help students develop language arts skills through a rich assortment of interactive experiences in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Mathematics

We give students the tools to learn and apply mathematical literacy through the development of number sense, computation and operation, problem solving, spatial sense and geometry, measurement, patterns, functions, and algebra.

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Religion

Faithful Shepherd teaches the Archdiocesan mission of making Jesus Christ known and loved in our time through the six fundamental tasks of catechesis: knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, teaching to pray, education for community life, and missionary initiation.

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Social Studies

We incorporate the lessons of history, geography, economics, civics and current events so students can discover and develop their roles as members of their communities. We prepare students for the complexities of the future by making meaningful connections between the past and present.

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Science

Science immerses students in inquiry-based, hands-on activities by applying critical thinking, decision-making and problem solving skills. Students use a variety of resources in order to build a meaningful relationship between science, technology and everyday life. They come to understand science though a balance of academic and practical application that encourages students to maintain their natural curiosity of the world around them.

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Specialist Services

Faithful Shepherd provides access to a complete array of specialized subjects to help them become balanced, well rounded students. Our complete approach to education gives your child a curriculum that provides physical growth and an understanding of the arts.

Library and Media

The library/media curriculum fosters critical thinking in students by teaching them to recognize the value of high-quality literature as well as the processes involved with gathering and analyzing primary and secondary resources to determine accuracy and validity. Enthusiastic readers are empowered and reluctant readers are encouraged to appreciate the inherent value of books, current technology and other learning tools as they grow to become ethical and skillful researchers as well as inspired lifelong learners.

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Music

Faithful Shepherd believes that music is a vital part of human existence, culture, and religion. Through our band, choir, and general music programs, students learn to appreciate the role of the arts in their daily lives. We promote active music learning through creation, practice, rehearsal, and performance. We strive to provide a music education that provides a diverse set of musical experiences and helps students build a lifelong love of music.

Mr. Brett Brones – Music Specialist

Mr. Andrew Wolf – Band & Music Specialist

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Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Physical Education

Our physical education program includes sport activities, health and skill related fitness, games, and recreational activities. We strive to provide students a variety of learning experiences that promote lifelong physical activity, psychomotor function, and social skills while building self-confidence and self-esteem.

Mr. Dan Keller – Physical Education Specialist

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Spanish

The Spanish program at Faithful Shepherd provides a foundation for speaking, listening, reading and writing. Starting in kindergarten, students are introduced to conversational Spanish language skills, Hispanic cultural awareness, and are encouraged to make connections and comparisons between world cultures.

Ms. Kaitlin Kraemer – Spanish Specialist

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Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Technology

Technology education provides an interactive learning environment for all students. As a part of our class, students participate in technology integration units, which support and enhance grade level reading, math, and science standards. Students explore their role as digital citizens and technology careers through engineering and computer science activities. The Media Center MakerSpace will debut in the fall of 2019 and will provide innovative and meaningful opportunities for all students to explore design concepts.

Mrs. Sarah Meier – Technology Specialist

Technology Standards

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Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade

Visual Arts

Art is an important part of the formation of our students to strengthen their God-given talents. Students are provided the opportunity to express themselves creatively while learning elements of art and the principles of design. By experiencing various art activities, they exercise their powers of observation, problem solving, and mastering small motor skills. Our curriculum includes applying techniques and processes of different media, appreciating the characteristics and merits of art, and understanding visual arts in relation to culture and history.

Mrs. Sarah Pfahl – Art Specialist

Breakdown of Curriculum by Target

Breakdown of Curriculum by Grade