Classical Education trains the mind to learn, to think and to persuade —
skills that are urgently needed to navigate our complex modern world.
Contrary to other methods that reach too early for technology or the latest fads, the Classical model uses proven methods perfected over centuries to form students to be critical thinkers, ethical problem solvers, and socially responsible citizens, giving its students the foundations they need to be successful in any area.
(Frassati Academy 2017)
Saint Mary Pre-Kindergarten is available to children ages 3 to 5 years old. Our small "home-away-from-home" pre-kindergarten offers flexibility in curriculum and scheduling. Whether your child needs part-time early childhood education or full-time kindergarten readiness, Saint Mary provides a beautiful atmosphere for children to grow.
As foundational years, the curriculum for Saint Mary Kindergarten is focused heavily on developing beginning skills in Phonics, Reading, Handwriting and Math with introductions into the subjects of Science and Writing. Young students will benefit from a year in Saint Mary's Kindergarten program which prepares them for success as a first grade student.
The Trivium teaches the tools of learning and progresses through three stages:
The Grammar Stage
(1st grade - 4th grade)
The Logic Stage
(5th grade- 8th grade)
The Rhetoric Stage
Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue is more than a curriculum; it’s a way of life—the means to a happy life.
Education in Virtue was developed by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, and based on St. Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Theology of the Body (or TOB) is a study of what it means to be human, in light of scripture, as articulated by St. John Paul II. TOB helps us to understand how we were created, our identity in Christ, and our gifts, so that we may see ourselves and others the way God intended.
St. Mary School Scholar's Pledge
I pledge to seek the truth and to love all that is good and beautiful.
I will strive to achieve clarity of thought, nobility of character, and purity of heart.
Therefore, I will pursue my education with diligence, humility, and honor, embracing excellence and renouncing mediocrity.
I will assume responsibility for my actions.
I will treat my peers and my teachers with the utmost dignity and respect.
And I will aspire above all to wisdom and to a life of faith, hope, and Charity, so that I may fulfill my destiny as a child of God.