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Curriculum

Saint Leonard School adheres to the curriculum as mandated for all elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Curriculum guides are available for all content areas. These are based on national and state standards and are updated on a regular cycle. The guide outlines what students should learn, understand and be able to demonstrate. They include the specific concepts and skills appropriate for each grade level. Performance standards detail the ways students will demonstrate their learning. Students in Catholic schools study Mathematics, Reading and Literature, Science, Social Studies, Religion, Physical Education, Music, French and Art.

•4-H Instruction and Competitions (Including speech development/demonstrations)
•Accelerated Reading Program
•Biztown (Junior Achievement)
•DUKE T.I.P. Achievement Testing available to eligible students (ACT)
•Enrichment Programs Available – Art, Drama/Music, Library, PE, Technology
•House Program – Team-building activities combining students in grades 4 – 8
•Junior Achievement (3 – 5)
•Kentucky Conservation Classes (3 – 6)
•Outdoor Science Classroom “Wetland” (KY native plants/animals)
•Religious Education
•Resource Coordinator available for ALL students – Including development and maintenance of 504’s and Strategy Plans for students needing extra assistance
•Science Enrichment classes – Technology support and lab activities
•Service Opportunities
•Social Studies/Map Skills — supported by technology (Research, PowerPoint, etc.)
•French Instruction
•Technology Enriched Classrooms – SmartBoards available in each classroom
•Writing Club
•Young Authors’ Writing Competition

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6 – 8)

•4-H Instruction and Competitions (Including speech development/demonstrations)
•Accelerated Reader Reading Program
•Algebra I instruction for all 8th Grade students
•Archery Club
•Cultural Performances (Actor’s Theater, Stage One, Louisville Ballet)
•Drama Club
•DUKE T.I.P.Achievement Testing and John Hopkins Testing opportunities available to eligible students (ACT) scoring in the 90th percentile on standardized testing
•Enrichment Programs Available – Art, Drama/Music, PE, Technology
•”Flipped Classrooms” – all Mathematics programs
•Governor’s Cup Participation
•House Program – Team-building activities combining students in grades 4 – 8
•Junior Achievement – Financial Park (7th Grade)
•Kentucky Youth Assembly Participation – 2013 Best New Delegation Award
•Math Counts – Math competition series
•One to One Technology – 24/7 access for all MS students to personal devices (chromebooks)
•Performance Assessments used by staff to accommodate learning styles, achievement levels & interests – Oral/written reports, PowerPoint presentations, skits, surveys, letters, art projects, etc.
•Pre-Algebra instruction for all 7th Grade students
•Religious Education and Sacramental Prep (8th grade Confirmation)
•Service Opportunities
•”SMART” Classrooms
•Spelling Bee Participation – in-school winners proceed to city competition
•Video Conferencing with locations, such as NASA and the Louisville Science Center
•Young Authors’ Writing Competition

PRIMARY (K – 2) CURRICULUM

•Accelerated Reader Program – Reading program that encourages reading and reading comprehension
•Diversified Instructional Strategies – based upon achievement levels and interests
•Enrichment Classes – Art, Drama/Music, Library, PE & Technology
•Field Trips
•“Family” Activities – activities that incorporate K-3 students with House Program
•Handwriting (leading into cursive in 3rd grade)
•Junior Achievement (K – 2)
•Learning Centers utilized for skill reinforcement
•Literature-rich classrooms – including chapter books/novels for those ready
•Math “manipulatives” used for hands-on lesson reinforcement
•One-to-One Technology – iPad and Chrome Books use for lesson reinforcement by all class rooms
•Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation (age appropriate)
•Resource Coordinator available for ALL students – Including development and maintenance of 504’s and Strategy Plans for students needing extra assistance
•Safety/Health Awareness Programs (Child Connection, Stranger Danger, Safety City, Hospital Awareness Week at Kosair Hospital)
•Service Opportunities
•”SMART” classrooms – interactive programs used for material reinforcement
•Social studies / Science projects – supported by technology (Virtual demonstrations)
•Spanish
•Spelling Bee participation (1 & 2) – class competition winners proceed to school-wide competition (1 – 5). Top school spellers proceed to City competition
•Young Authors writing competition (1 & 2)

EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS. . .

•Archery Team (4 – 8) – city-wide competition with state competition potential
•Athletics – a variety of sports
•Drama Club
•Governor’s Cup participation
•Robotics club – meets every Wednesday
•MathCounts (6-8) – Mathematics competition
•KYA (Kentucky Youth Assembly) participation
•Quick Recall Academic Teams (5-6/7-8) – Archdiocesan Competition
•Scouting opportunities available for boys and girls
•Skating Parties
•Staff vs. Student Academic and Athletic Competitions – GO STAFF!!