K-6 Classes

We pride ourselves on providing an education that is rooted in our faith.

It is through individual support and strong academics that our students are consistently on the honor rolls when they move on to Junior High and High School. We are pleased to share with you the programs that give our students success!

Religion:  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (K-1)

Along with our We Believe religion curriculum we do in our classroom; the K-1 class also attends Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at our school’s Atrium. CGS is a Montessori style way of learning where we focus on the teaching of the Good Shepherd. This is a place we are able to receive and enjoy the most essential elements of our Catholic faith, pray, and grow closer to Jesus. The Atrium consists of model sized religious works such as a model altar and model sized liturgical vestments that students use to learn more about our Catholic faith in this hands-on approach. 

Religion: We Believe by Sadlier (K-6)
Builds Catholic Identity with activities built around the core Catholic beliefs, practices, and principles so all students can truly embody their faith. Program involves families through providing tools and activities to enrich their identity as Catholic families in today’s world.

Math: Saxon Math (K-4)
All new concepts are developed through hands-on activities and rich mathematical conversations that actively engage students in the learning process. Concepts are developed, reviewed, and practiced over time. Students move from the concrete to the pictural to the abstract.

Math: Sadlier (K-4)

Math: HSP Math by Harcourt (5-6)
Each daily lesson structure includes continual practice of previously learned skills and ongoing assessment. Instruction builds foundational concepts and critical thinking skills as well as real world problem solving and applications.

Science: Scott Foresman Science (4-6) and Inspire Science (K-3) Our science program is built upon inquiry: teacher directed, teacher guided, and student led. Lessons engage students in activities that build a strong science foundation and help them develop a full understanding of the inquiry process.

Reading: Believe and Read (K-3) 

Believe and Read is an initiative that seeks to transform the lives of thousands of students by bringing best-in-class literacy instruction to Catholic elementary schools across the greater Twin Cities metro area. Powered by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) and in partnership with Groves Learning Organization and Cretin-Derham Hall, the goal of Believe and Read is to ensure every student is at or above grade-level reading by fourth grade.

Reading: Super Kids (K-2)
Our reading program is a core literacy curriculum for kindergarten through second grade that teaches all aspects of reading seamlessly integrated with the language arts. Built on scientific research and proven pedagogy, it combines rigorous instruction with highly motivating materials.

Reading: Journeys (3-6)
Our program provides students with a path to achieving rigorous standards with print and state-of-the-art digital components. Students will develop mastery of reading skills using authentic, award-winning texts, and will become confident readers who can problem solve, use critical thinking skills, and analyze text to help them become life-long successful readers.

Social Studies: Harcourt (K-6)
Our social studies curriculum focuses on many strands of content: citizenship, culture, economics, geography, government and history. Lessons are engaging and focus on real life applications of content presented. The use of primary sources of information and multimedia are incorporated into instruction

Printable Registration: 2022-2023 REGISTRATION K-7 FORM