Elementary School at Charlottesville Catholic School encompasses kindergarten through fifth grades. These grades primarily are self-contained classrooms in grades K-4. Teachers are allowed the flexibility of team teaching in instruction of the core subjects of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. Fifth grade is considered a “transition to middle school year” with team teaching being offered in some core subjects as preparation for the middle school experience.
To compliment academic instruction, the subjects of art, music, Spanish, physical education and technology are taught by specialized teachers.
Teachers use the Diocese of Richmond’s approved Consensus Curriculum to develop their individual class’ curriculum. Learning objectives for each grade level are then carefully developed within the guidance provided by the Consensus Curriculum (see curriculum page for more details). This process provides teachers flexibility in developing a learning program geared to the ability levels of their students in a given year. Terra Nova standardized test scores indicates this is a successful approach to curriculum development and implementation. Our consistently high Terra Nova standardized test scores verify that this is a successful approach to curriculum development and implementation.