Academics

Catholic academic excellence from preschool through eighth grade

St. Joan of Arc School is a fully accredited school located in Lisle meeting the needs of students ranging from preschool to eighth grade. We utilize Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing as our standardized assessment tools. The rigor and accomplishments of our academic program at SJA is demonstrated in consistent achievement on standardized assessments. We consistently score above- local and national standards.

 

A Faith Based Education

The religion program is the core of the curriculum at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School. Daily religion classes are directed toward instilling in students an understanding and appreciation for Catholic belief and practice. All students participate in classes and all religious events.

Each week students attend Mass (Fridays – 8:15 am.) Students also attend special liturgies and prayer services for holy days of obligation, special feast days and other celebrations.  Parents are encouraged to join the students and staff for Masses and prayer.

Prayer is a part of the daily routine at the beginning of the day. A variety of prayer experiences are offered for students during each liturgical season throughout the school year.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)

In seeking to engage students at all levels in active, relevant learning and prepare students for an ever changing global community, St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is implementing a STEAM curriculum.

STEAM is the intentional integration of the disciplines of science, technology,  engineering, and math in order to assist students in the development of communications skills, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

STEAM sets the stage for student problem solving and includes hands-on exploration, demonstration, and experimentation. It moves  from teacher-centered instruction to inquiry-based learning. Integrating the Arts into the curriculum, STEAM allows schools to build on their traditional liberal arts foundation, bringing a variety of visual, classical, and performing arts.

 

 

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