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Our Academics

Check out our curriculum below!
Language Arts

The language arts curriculum fosters an appreciation for language that leads students to read for pleasure, interest, and information.  Learning stimulates students to use the full range of thinking processes, familiarizes students with different types of writing, and provides a base for students on which to build listening, speaking, and thinking skills.  Vocabulary and composition skills, offer students clear and precise writing for language development.  Reading in grades one through six and literature in grades seven and eight are integral parts of the English and the Language Arts curriculum.

Science

Our Instructional program include a well-balanced approach to the world of Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences.  Classroom experiences include hands on science labs for experiments and investigations.

Check out who we are partnering with below!

Personalized Learning

Beginning in Kindergarten, our students have time devoted to their individual needs. Using IXL as our personalized learning program, we are able to get real time ongoing data that identifies areas for skill development for students performing below, on and above grade level. Students are provided time in their day to practice their individual student plans using IXL. 

Social Studies

The Social Studies curriculum is designed to develop well educated, lifelong learners who have are able to apply knowledge of history and the social sciences.  Students learn to adopt a set of Catholic Christian values and will be prepared to participate in the dynamics of an interdependent global and multicultural community. 

World Language - Spanish, French & Mandarin
Mathematics

Our Math program inspires students to embrace the power of math through real-world applications, experiencing just how fun math success can be. The program interweaves the three components of rigor—conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application—enabling your student to steadily progress and grow their math confidence.

Physical Education

The program offers physical development with various skill practices, rhythm activities, games, movement education and selected sports.

The World Language curriculum at BLCS introduces the children to languages across the world. They begin to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an informal and relaxed environment.  This program not only teaches language skills and culture, but also equips students with learning habits and skills that will help them as they continue their studies in language in later years. Kindergarten through 3rd Grade will learn Spanish. Beginning in 4th Grade students will have the option to remain in Spanish or choose a different language like French or Mandarin.

Engineering

Program

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, we are proud to partner with The Boston Museum of Science to implement a comprehensive Engineering Program. The curriculum includes project-based, hands-on lessons that introduced by a set of stories/circumstances that present kids from a variety of cultures and backgrounds who face real-world engineering challenges. Students then roll up their sleeves to test their own problem-solving skills, designing items like bridges, water filters, electrical circuits, biomedical devices, and solar ovens while working in teams, as real engineers do. 
 

  • EC3 &Pre-K will implement the Wee Engineers program.  We know that young learners are natural engineers, ready to innovate and eager to explore the world around them and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to them. 

  • Kindergarten will implement EiE for Kindergarten, which builds a strong base of problem solving and critical thinking that prepares children for success in school and in life.

  • Grades 1-5 will implement Engineering is Elementary- a hands on curriculum that offers problem solving through hands on engineering design challenges. 

  • Grades 6-8 will implement Engineering Everywhere, a flexible curriculum that empowers youth to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration.

Advanced Mathematics

Advanced Math is offered to students in 8th Grade and will include 7th graders beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.  A student being considered for Advanced Math: 

  • Is an independent learner.

  • Is a mature thinker who can deal with abstractions.

  • Has mastered the fundamentals of arithmetic.

  • Demonstrates superior cognitive ability.

  • Is able to do mathematical calculations without using a calculator.

  • Has a strong work ethic.

  • Has a sense of numbers.

  • Has a strong reading comprehension skill.

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Religion

Integration of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Our Religion program is a spiral curriculum that integrates the fundamental themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Scripture and Catholic Social Teachings. As children are introduced to and revisit concepts and vocabulary from one year to the next, their knowledge and experience both broaden and deepen as they grow in faith as committed disciples of Jesus.


The benefits of our program include:

  • Scripture and Tradition: Engaging presentations provide meaningful opportunities to proclaim the Good News and pass on our Catholic faith to the next generation

  • Reflection: Guided reflections help children form a rich prayer life, which is essential for authentic discipleship.

  • Prayer: Relevant opportunities help children integrate traditional prayer into daily life.

  • Multi-sensory Learning: Exploring Faith Through Art prints, music, and video suggestions serve a variety of learning styles.

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Physical Education

The program offers physical development with various skill practices, rhythm activities, games, movement education and selected sports. The program is based on a progression from grade to grade:

  • EC 3 – GRADE 1Movement experiences, non-loco-motors activities; body and space awareness; simple skills and fun games.

  • GRADES 2–3: Emphasis on more challenging loco-motors and manipulative activities.

  • GRADES 4 – 8:  More specialized skills are taught in relation to team and individual sports.

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Technology

The purpose of the technology program is to provide electronic access for research, application, education, and integration across the curriculum areas.  Our students are lessons in the area of  Research, Productivity (Google-based and Microsoft), Coding & Digital Citizenship.

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Creative Arts

Our Creative Arts class encourages students to develop their understanding and appreciation for the performing arts while developing their skills in drama, art, and music. These three creative art classes are integrated into different units and lessons that are developmentally age appropriate. The goal of the Creative Arts class is to inspire young minds and encourage creativity and self-expression as our students grow and deepen their knowledge of the Arts. 

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Library/Media

The Multi-Media Center endeavors to provide the student with the latest resource materials and tools for research in the 21 century.  There are regularly scheduled times for each grade to come to the Media Center.  Students are required to check out books and are taught how to use the different sources of information available in the center.  Students are also taught to be responsible citizens.  They are required to return borrowed books on time.  

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Tel: (727) 862-6981

Email: office@bishoplarkin.org

Address

8408 Monarch Dr Port Richey, Florida 34668.