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Curriculum

 

CURRICULUM

 

Our Lady of Loretto School content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level. The State Board of Education (SBE) is the governing and policy-making body of the California Department of Education and the Department of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Los Angeles are the two institutions where the curriculum offerings from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th Grade are governed at Our Lady of Loretto School. The education policies followed comprise the school’s areas of standards, instructional materials, assessment, and accountability. State resources on California's ongoing implementation of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) are availed through the archdiocesan supervisors’ efforts. 

 

The academic offerings cover the teaching learning processes and the sound pedagogical principles of Reading, Language, Mathematics, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Computer Education, Music, Art and Physical Education. The appropriate time allotments for the subjects are ensured to provide for the child’s development and growth academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally and aesthetically.

 

Extra-curricular offerings and services such as Academic Decathlon, Academic Tutoring, Altar Server's Society, Art, Children's Choir, Computer Club, Drama Club, Drill Dance, Karate, Multi-Cultural Dance, Salsa Club, Sports, Student Council, etc. that are held after school hours continue to make use of student time while they are still within the school premises. The students get to explore their physical, creativity, social, political, and career interests. They try something different to do that may bring them in contact with other students in other grade levels and who share similar interests and curiosity. The students become more involved and engaged in their varied learning experiences.

 

Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School presents as well a faith-filled education that provides for the spiritual development and faith practice of every student. The school is blessed to have so many individuals who have made strong commitments to Catholic education and its mission of teaching the message of Jesus Christ. A major part of the school’s  total commitment to Catholic education is to immigrant parents who struggle and sacrifice to make sure their child gets off to the best possible start in their new country, the Catholic education community that is united in the belief that every child is a gift, and every child deserves a Catholic education. In so doing, the mission of the school is to offer leadership and service to all of those involved in the ministry of Catholic education.