Additional Programs

TK-6

Music

Students in grades K-6 receive music instruction once a week. The music curriculum is aligned with the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework standards. Classroom activities include opportunities to sing, play instruments, move to music, read and notate, listen and analyze, as well creating and performing. Additionally, the Children's Choir is open to all students in grades 3 through 5. Students attend rehearsals, participate in Sunday Masses and perform at events such as the American Federation Pueri Cantores Treble Choir Festivals. The Federation Pueri Cantores is the Vatican-based official student choral organization of the Catholic Church.

Technology

Students in grades TK-3 use the school computer lab at least once a week. They work on keyboarding skills, phonics and math programs as well as doing research. Additionally, teachers in grades 2-3 have Chromebooks available for classroom use with students.

Art

Students in grades K-6 receive weekly instruction in art. Students in grades 3 and 5 participate in residencies offered provided by the ArtsConnect program, an educational program within the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Drama

After-school classes provide theatrical training, both onstage and behind the scenes, for students in grades 5-8. Fall and Spring Productions offer students the opportunity to perform for live audiences.

Spanish

The Spanish language is taught to students in grades TK-6 using group interaction and variety of language activities. The lessons include pronunciation, intonation, and basic grammatical structures. The goal is an appreciation of the Spanish language, culture, and basic conversational skills.

Physical Education & Sports Offerings

Students participate in physical education class twice per week. Physical fitness and teamwork are focal points of the instruction. Competitive after-school team sports are available to students in grades 5-8. Sports include football, basketball, and volleyball for boys, and volleyball, basketball, and softball for girls.

7-8

Music

Students in grades 7 and 8 may try out for the Handbell Choir, the Clover Choir, and the Chamber Singers.All of these choirs offer students the opportunity to build their musical skills. The Clover Choir is an award-winning choir that travels throughout the country.

Technology

Students in grades 7 and 8 are issued a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year. The Chromebook is used in each subject area as a tool to complete assignments both collaboratively and individually. Additionally students go to the computer lab each week and are introduced to a variety of technology-related skills as well as programs and apps.

Drama

After-school classes provide theatrical training, both onstage and behind the scenes, for students in grades 5-8. Fall and Spring productions offer students the opportunity to perform for live audiences.

Latin

Students in grades 7 and 8 receive a serious introduction to Latin (1.5 hours/week).

Fine Arts

Students in grades 7-8 have both weekly dance class as well as an art class. These classes allow the students to take part in a well-rounded education that includes academic subjects, the arts, physical education, and foreign language.

PE and Sports

Students participate in physical education class twice per week. Physical fitness and teamwork are focal points of the instruction. Competitive team sports are available to students in grades 5-8. Sports include football, basketball, and volleyball for boys, and volleyball, basketball, and softball for girls.

Boys playing on playground.

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