Academics

Disciplines

Art

The fine arts program at the Academy is taught in the second trimester of the academic year. Students Pre-K 3 to Grade 8 have a transformative educational experience by learning about the process of creation and completing their own art projects in a variety of mediums and techniques.

Español

From early education to middle school, the method for Spanish second-language acquisition will be Eclectic as I will be using the best practices of all methods available.

Music Education

The arts program at the Academy is broken into three distinct, trimester long, concentrations. Music takes place during the first trimester where singing, composing, playing the guitar, recorder, handbells, hand chimes and xylophones are just a part of the extensive interactive learning experience students will take part of from Pre K through 8th Grade.

Physical Education & Health and Wellness

The Academy’s physical education program is designed to achieve every individual student’s health and fitness goals, whether for fun or fitness, a beginner or enthusiast, our premier facility is an excellent academic environment that encourages bodily and kinesthetic learning for the overall success, self-confidence and safety of all our students. The Physical Education program takes a trimester each year to discuss the importance of health and wellness from a nutrition and behavioral point of view. Fueling students’ physical goals, students have the opportunity to begin a lifelong journey of healthy choices with good nutrition.

Religion

Religious education at the Academy is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of contemporary culture through thoughtful reflection and academic research. Middle school students conclude their annual religion classes by journeying throughout the Hebrew Bible and concluding with the rich tradition of Catholic Social Justice.

Technology

In the MakerSpace, students engage in STEM, a course for students to explore science, technology, engineering and math all in one curriculum. This course offered to all OLMC grades is an innovative approach to learning in which students use problem solving skills to tackle hands-on learning activities.

Writer’s Workshop

The Writer’s Workshop seeks to forge a community of conversation inspired to explore perennial questions that are central to, though not exclusive to, the Middle School experience. The Workshop is designed for students to create original forms of descriptive writing, poetry, drama and fiction. Vocabulary development, creative writing techniques, and skills are explored with the guiding theme of the “journey of Transformation.”