A Nationally Recognized No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School
The power of our school’s progressive curriculum, visionary leadership, and dedicated faculty are obvious throughout our school campus. While keeping with our goal of providing a challenging academic program that builds upon the strengths of each student, we focus daily on our mission of "growing together in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, participating in Catholic worship, and responding with Christian service to the community." Small class sizes allow for the individualized, goal-oriented instruction so essential to the educational success of our students.
In addition to traditional textbooks, students have school-wide access to computerized math programs, including Accelerated Math and Math Facts in a Flash, and a computerized Accelerated Reader Program. Students use the school’s state-of-the art technology in all subject areas as they create interactive presentations via diverse platforms, build web pages, and perform Internet research. The learning environment is further enhanced by the use of SMART Board interactive whiteboards at all grade levels. At St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, we believe that technology should not be taught in isolation, and we take every opportunity available to us to incorporate technology into all subject areas and all grade levels. Students have foreign language instruction, as Spanish is taught at all grade levels, kindergarten through eighth grade.
As emphasized in our philosophy, St. Charles Borromeo School Community has a collaborative commitment to Catholic education consisting of parents, staff, students, and parish. Celebration of the sacraments, including Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation, strengthen the students’ commitment to the Catholic faith.
Being a part of the St. Charles Borromeo Parish provides the students with opportunities for community involvement throughout the year. Students learn throughout their years at St. Charles Borromeo School to embrace diversity and celebrate differences, as well as to share their gifts and talents with others. With events such as canned food collections, senior citizen bingo, and nursing home visits, students live out the Catholic values taught school-wide. By presenting students with a well-rounded curriculum, providing for a variety of learning styles, and guiding students in their formation of Catholic values, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School is excellence in education.
Some of our curricular standards are based on the curriculum of the St. Louis Archdiocese, which can be accessed here: https://www.catholicfaithstl.com/