Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Academics

The purpose of the learning process at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is to give each student an education which meets his/her needs spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Each subject has goals and objectives which are followed by teachers in a scope and sequence which ensure continuity and integration of learning experiences.

Students are expected to participate in the full curriculum which follows standards set by both the State of California and the Archdiocese of San Francisco. As a private Catholic school, we are site managed and have the flexibility to implement these standards to best meet the needs of our students. The implementation of the curriculum for each grade is discussed at length by both the principal and faculty each school year.

Graduates of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

Graduates of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School are students who can successfully demonstrate a solid foundation in basic subjects; to read and write effectively; to listen and speak clearly; to think critically; to solve problems; to utilize technology; to use research skills; and to work independently and collaboratively.

Beginning in the 2nd grade, all students participate in the Iowa Assessments testing each fall. These overall test scores are used solely by the faculty to understand the strengths and weaknessess of the incoming class. They then adjust their class plans accordingly. By the eighth grade, these tests results consistently reveal our students are performing at the 10th grade level or above.

Non-Catholic students are welcome at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. All students are expected to attend classroom periods of religious instruction and scheduled church services.