Saint Joachim Catholic School utilizes a balanced approach of the California Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and diocesan curriculum guidelines and religion priority standards. Saint Joachim School prepares students for high school and beyond, allowing them to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.
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Music class consists of singing and learning about world music, classical music, and liturgical music. World Music exposes students to different styles of music, instruments, dance, and garments from different parts of the world. Students are introduced to different classical composers and learn about their primary compositions and how to identify different classical music eras. Singing is an important part of our faith at Saint Joachim Catholic School and students learn the music they sing at Mass each week. All students participate in a school-wide Christmas program. Students who want to learn more about choral techniques are invited to join the Saint Joachim School Choir, comprised of Grade 3-8 students.
Technology is an important component of the St. Joachim with students regularly utilizing technology throughout their school day. St. Joachim employs “Beyond Technology Education” (BTE) Computer Literacy and Computer Science curriculum to integrate technology across all grade levels. This project-based curriculum is divided into 4 units and covers the following technology areas: Presentation Design, Creative Communication, Analytical Problem Solving, Computer Programming. The project-based curriculum also encompasses character building by developing character and cultivating responsibility.
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Makerspace fosters open-ended learning, encouraging natural creativity for students. Students practice critical thinking, challenge their imaginations, and design solutions for real world situations. Following the engineering design model, students are provided with resources and tools to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through hands-on, project-based learning.