The Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Program at Our Lady of Guadalupe School fosters a love of learning, while establishing a solid foundation in academic and study skills. A sense of community grows within our self-contained classrooms, and students grow in faith and service through liturgies, prayer and reflection experiences, a year-long service focus at each grade level, and learning about the Catholic faith.
Thematic units allow for cross-curricular connections, infusion of the arts and technology, and meaningful, integrated learning. Students participate in a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction reading, write for a variety of purposes and audiences, and develop literacy skills in all curriculum areas. Our new math program, Math in Focus, guides students to a depth of understanding of math concepts through a concrete – pictorial – abstract progression. In science, our students engage in hands-on, inquiry-based learning through the use of FOSS Science Kits.
With a rich arts program, OLG students develop skill and appreciation in the visual arts and music – including a chorus option in fourth and fifth grades and band beginning in fifth grade.
Physical education is woven into the day with classes in our new Walmesley Center and Gymnasium and recess.