SCHOOL CLOSED – 3/16 through 3/20

ATTENTION

All elementary Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will be closed during the Week of March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020.

We are meeting daily via conference call with the New York City Department of Health, Representatives from the Mayor’s and the New York City Department of Education.

The situation is changing hourly and we are doing our best to provide you with the most to date information. In addition, we ask that you continue to check the various websites if you require additional information.

We are also coordinating efforts within the agencies of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Blessings,

Mrs. Freebes, Principal

 

 

Junior High Curriculum: Grades 7 and 8

The focus from the Early Childhood Program and Middle School Program continues in the Junior High Program but with added complexities. Drawing upon a foundation of our Catholic core values in the Notre Dame Tradition, students have a context with which to evaluate information and solutions. Challenges to what they once assumed or acknowledged as truth or right and wrong become opportunities for engagement and learning, as our students develop into lifelong scholars

Curriculum, at this level, focuses on critical thinking skills and how to problem solve. Learning how to use text and research to defend a position or stance is an integrated concept throughout all content areas. The use of the Internet connected to Tablets and SmartBoards are woven into the daily learning process and within every content area.

As we shape the future of our students at SsJA, we are concerned with leading them to understand and to live Christianity with respect to our six core values of goodness, faith, excellence, integrity, community and service; to become informed and active citizens namely through community service; such as the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, while maintaining a global perspective as we prepare them for leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills they’ll need for future endeavors.