The academic program at St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School is based on the Curriculum Guidelines of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Common Core State Standards. Teachers use a variety of instructional methods including direct instruction, group instruction, individual and collaborative projects, dramatic presentations, and more. Students learn 21st Century Skills in a rigorous and supportive learning environment. Communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking are taught across the curriculum and in all grade levels to develop students’ higher order thinking skills. Technology is also used across the curriculum to support student learning. Our teachers are well versed in differentiated instruction, which allows them to develop lessons that can be tailored to the various learning needs of our students. Our smaller class size allows for more one-to-one time between the teacher and students (teacher to student ratio is 1:16).
In addition to the core academic curriculum we offer a well-balanced elective program. We have a very successful music program that produces two concerts a year, one at Christmas and one in the Spring. Our PE program, taught by CYO instructors, provides a monthly cooking class to emphasize the importance of healthy eating habits in addition to physical activity. We use Art in Action, which focuses on art by the “great masters” and shows the students the techniques used by those artists and then has the students recreate a masterwork. Our technology program is among the most advanced within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Students learn internet safety and etiquette, how to collaborate electronically, basic coding, video editing, and many other tech skills.
Our school’s curriculum is designed to develop the natural talents of our students and help them become well-rounded students and people of faith.