Kindergarten students are encouraged in a hands-on envinronment where they work on establishing a predictable routine with prayer time, Calendar time, etc. Students are introduced to their first set of rules and consequences in a gentle manner befitting their age and level of understanding.
Second grade incorporates a love and enthusiasm for learning and their Catholic faith. This age group is now developing an awareness of feelings; both their own and those of their peers. They're taught to acknowledge those feelings and be Christ-like in the tratment of their neighbor They are beginning to read with fluency and will further develop this skill throughout the year.
THIRD & FOURTH
At this stage of their classical education, the students are learning to use their skills in reading, writing and arithmetic to observe and memorize; mostly in the subjects of religion and history. They now read to learn instead of learning to read.
FIFTH & SIXTH
Having already mastered most of the basic skill in reading, writing and arithmetic, students are now ready to make use of critical thinking to question, test, and self-correct their work. More independence in work habits and greater focus on class discussion is typical in the classroom.
SEVENTH & EIGHTH
At this level of education the student uses their stills to observe and draw conclusions of a topic, but with the "why" and its arguments. They use logic to study reasons for actions and positions in religion and throughout history.