Curriculum

Kindergarten

St. Thomas More Cathedral School follows the Curriculum Guidelines of the Diocese of Arlington Catholic Schools. The core curriculum consists of instruction in the following subjects: Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

Students also participate in the following special classes:

Art, Spanish, Library Skills, Technology, Physical Education, Music

A variety of differentiated instruction methods are used including cross-curricular units, cooperative groups, direct instruction, discovery learning and hands-on activities. Homework is assigned to review lessons and practice skills.

The instructional program is supported through the following: Title I Program, Resource Program, Educational Field Trips, Guest Speakers, Community Service

A word from the teachers about Kindergarten:

The kindergarten program at St. Thomas More Cathedral School provides a Catholic environment in which each child is recognized and respected as a child of God. We provide a developmentally appropriate hands on approach to learning. The whole child is educated spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.

The kindergarten year focuses on basic skills that will prepare the children for first grade. The curriculum consists of religion, math and reading readiness, language arts, science and social studies. The curriculum is also enriched by special classes in Spanish, Physical Education, Music, Art, Library and Computer. Woven into the day are opportunities for the children to work and play together.

Throughout the year the children present six performances for their families, prayer partners, and friends. These include October: We Sing America, November: The First Thanksgiving, December: The Nativity, March: Bible Plays, May: Manners Tea, and our final performance in June: The Kindergarten Closing Ceremony.