Core Subjects

Core Subjects

Instructional Programs

St. Barnabas School uses the state-approved curriculum of the Diocese of Cleveland. All faculty are properly certified by the State of Ohio. In addition, teachers of Religion are trained and certified by the Diocese. The instructional time allocation and the curriculum for each subject area meet the standards of the Ohio Department of Education. The Diocese of Cleveland includes the following subject areas in core curriculum:
 
  •  Catholic Doctrine
  • Reading (Literature-based)
  • Phonics (Kindergarten - 3rd grade)
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Spelling/ Vocabulary
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Health
  • Handwriting
  • Library Science
  • Music (General Music grades K-8; Band 4-8; Choir grades 7-8)
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Technology (Curriculum-integration provided in the classroom and Makerspace lab.)

Religious Education Program

St. Barnabas School will provide a program whereby the Catholic faith is not only taught but also experienced in our daily lives. Participation in religious instruction is required of all students. Our program includes:
  • Daily religion class
  • Prayer times
  • Liturgical and paraliturgical opportunities
  • Advent and Lenten observances
  • Service to the church, school, and community
  • Diocesan curriculum on Christian formation in sexuality

Homework

Homework is an integral component of each student's education. It provides an opportunity for students to explore and master skills more thoroughly than class time will allow. All children can expect from 20 minutes (primary) to 60 minutes (intermediate, junior high) of homework each night.
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