Eighth graders with Archbishop Aquila after their Seeds of Hope keynote address.

Eighth graders with Archbishop Aquila after their Seeds of Hope keynote address.

Forming Excellent Catholic Scholars

 

St. Rose of Lima’s curricular vision begins with an understanding that we, as teachers and faculty members, are learners and partners with our parents, who are the primary educators of their children. Together we collaborate in a formative process that must lead their children to know and love God, grow in truth and virtue, and discover their vocation. 

As a Catholic school, we are “intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person.  The integral formation of the human person which is the purpose of education, includes the development of all the human faculties of the students, together with preparation for professional life, formation of ethical and social awareness, becoming aware of the transcendental, and religious education.  [St. Rose] and every educator in the school is striving  ‘to form strong and responsible individuals, who are capable of making free and correct choices,’ thus preparing young people to ‘open themselves more and more to reality, and to form themselves a clear idea of the meaning of life’…rooted in Truth,” (The Holy See’s ‘Teaching in Catholic Schools” Archbishop J. Michael Miller). 

Our partnership with EL Education provides the means to participate in a rigorous pursuit of Truth, which allows our students to engage the moral and social dilemmas of their local and global communities.  With in-depth units of study focused around issues relevant to the social, cultural, economic, and moral contexts of our families, students are given the tools to respond as faithful Catholics. For more information about our partnership with EL, click here.

Archdiocese of Denver

Our vision is an extension of the primary goal of the program of instruction in the schools of the Archdiocese of Denver.  The AoD’s goal is to provide learning experiences which most effectively inculcate worthwhile attitudes and impart the knowledge and skills necessary for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development of the student.

Preschool Course of Instruction

  • The basic program in preschool includes: religion, language, mathematics, personal-social development, social studies, media-art, music, science, and sensory-motor development.
  • The basic program in pre-kindergarten includes: religion, communication and language arts, mathematics, self, family and community, science, art, physical education, music and rhythm and technology.
  • The underlying instructional strategy in preschool and pre-kindergarten is the use of organized and free-play activities that are intended to provide opportunities for the child to interact, explore and relate successfully in his/her environment.

 

Elementary and Middle School Course of Instruction

  • The basic program in kindergarten through grade three shall include religion, language arts, mathematics, music, art, and physical education. Concepts of social studies, science, health, and safety should be incorporated into the basic program. Use of technology should be integrated into the instructional program. Inclusion of foreign language is recommended but optional.
  • The basic program in grades four through eight shall include religion, mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, fine arts, physical education, health, and safety. Use of technology should be integrated into the instructional program. Inclusion of foreign language is recommended but optional.