Curriculum

Our curriculum is focused on the spiritual, academic, physical, social, and emotional development of our students. We are certified by the State of Illinois, as are our teachers, and we operate within the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools.

Our instructional programs begin with three-year-old preschool and continue through grade eight. Our Early Childhood Program is offered to children aged three through six.

The ACT Aspire standardized testing is administered in grades three through eight in the early spring of each year. Individual results are provided to parents and our school scores are published here on our webpage.

Our faculty, staff, and volunteers are committed to the protection of children and youth, and fully comply with the requirements of the Office for Protection of Children and Youth run by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

 

St. Albert the Great is the proud recipient of the CME Grant, which funds a Personalized Learning program at our school. Our teachers in grades K-8 are trained in the Personalized Learning approach to education, which is Learner Focused, Learner Led, and Learner Demonstrated. 

To learn more about our Personalized Learning program, please visit http://www.leapinnovations.org/

 

Technology in the curriculum is available on a daily basis in all grade levels. St. Albert the Great owns two iPad carts that service our students, as well as a fully functional computer lab, computer pods in every classroom, SMART boards, and Chromebooks. St. Albert the Great teachers maintain Google Classroom, as a means of communicating with students and parents.

The Educational Technology tools we use are: ESGI,ThinkCerca and Moby Max.

Please visit here for more information:

https://www.esgisoftware.com/

https://thinkcerca.com/

http://www.mobymax.com/

 

Additional Resources

 

Curricular Resources used at St. Albert the Great

Resource Grade Level
Happily Ever After PK3 & PK4
Clifford's My Big World PK3 & PK4
Stories of God's Love PK3 & PK4
SuperKids K 1 2
Progress in Mathematics K 1 2 3 4 5
Science Spin K
Let's Find Out K
Gospel Promise K
Scott Foresman Science 1 2 3 4 5
We Believe 1 2 3 4 5
Voyages in English 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8    
Family Life 1 2 3 4 5 8
Handwriting 2 3
Scholastic Readers 2
Spelling Workout 3
Reading (McGraw Hill) 3 4 5
English Practice Book 3
Vocabulary Workshop 4 5 6 7 8
This Is My Country 4
Our Country  5
Literature: Language and Literacy 6 7 8
Fundamentals of Algebra 6 7 8
Science Explorer 6 7 8
American Nation 6 7 8
We Have our Faith as Disciples of Christ 6 7 8
Write Source 8
Writer's Craft 8
Confirmed in the Spirit 8

 

In addition to the standard classroom and Personalized Learning curriculum, St. Albert the Great offers the following courses to its students:

Religion 5 times per week Pre - 8th grade
Physical Education 2 times per week Pre - 8th grade
Spanish 1 time per week K - 8th grade
Computers 1 time per week Pre - 8th grade
Social Emotional Learning 1 time per week K - 8th grade
Library 1 time per week Pre - 4th grade
Library 2 times per week 5th - 8th grade

 

 

School Supplies for 2018-2019 School Year
Pre-School School Supply List
Kindergarten School Supply List
First Grade School Supply List
Second Grade School Supply List
Third Grade School Supply List
Fourth Grade School Supply List
Fifth Grade School Supply List
Sixth and Seventh Grade School Supply List
Eighth Grade School Supply List