of study provides a basic framework in the academic areas of Religion,
Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, the Fine
Arts, Physical Education and Technology. We work within the curriculum
guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (link to web site).
How these guidelines are implemented is the creative challenge
of faculty members, who understand the multiple ways their students
learn and integrate various methods of teaching and assessment
into their classroom strategies. The professional development
of our faculty is a priority. Teachers are required to update
their professional certificates through in-service, workshops
and other forms of continuing education throughout the year.
addition to our core curriculum, the following special academic
services are provided for the students of St. Mary.
Honors math, grades 4-8
Title One reading specialist
Remedial math, reading, and study
instruction through Catapult Learning
Mentally gifted program through
District of Philadelphia
5000 volume circulating and
Interdisciplinary program of
Music and Art