St. Anthony Curriculum
The Archdiocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the State of Indiana Academic Standards, are followed for the teaching of all secular subject areas. St. Anthony Catholic School offers students opportunities for growth in the following major subjects:
- The majority of the religion curriculum is composed of Catholic doctrine and tradition, Bible study, and Catholic Social Teaching.
- Liturgical services are typically held on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the school community for grades PK-5 and 6-8. All school Masses are also held at least once a month.
- Students in Grades 5 and 8 will take the NCEA ACRE assessment in January of each year. The ACRE assessment measures a student’s knowledge of Catholic doctrine.
Language Arts and Reading
- Students learn reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary), library skills, and appreciation of literature.
- We use reading programs, such as Reading A-Z, Headsprout, and Accelerated Reading, to measure a student’s reading comprehension and reading level.
- English grammar and composition are taught with a focus on MLA documentation as a separate class in grades 6-8.
- Mathematics Skills, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I are taught in the school.
- In order to allow teachers to meet students’ individual needs in mathematics instruction, students are placed into leveled math groups.
- General Sciences and Laboratory Experiences are included.
- History, Geography, Economics, Indiana History, and Current Events are reviewed.
- Students have the following electives throughout the course of the week: Art, Music, PE, Technology & Spanish.
- This service is offered through Catapult Learning. Students with math and reading difficulties and living within the IPS district may participate.