Saint Bridget School offers students in grades 1-5 a well-rounded, challenging curriculum, rooted in Catholic values, and based on high academic standards.
Students and families work together as a community of learners to promote independence and growth. Teachers use research-based practices while motivating, guiding, and assisting students in developing their full potential. Students receive a solid foundation in literacy and mathematics while also encouraged to develop the creative and analytical skills for lifelong learning. We promote responsibility, self discipline, and self esteem while recognizing the light of Christ in each student.
Spiritual and Social Development
- Daily devotions, morning and afternoon prayer, Bible stories, daily religion class with grade-specific curriculum and attendance of weekly Mass
- Community Outreach experiences
- Guided Reading Program supports a comprehensive reading program by integrating differentiated small-group instruction, assessment, and independent practice
- Next Steps in Guided Reading Assessment (3 times annually)
- Literacy rich classrooms, two Book Rooms with leveled books and well-stocked school library
- Word Study, an approach to spelling instructions, based on learning word patterns
- Development Spelling Analysis assessment (3 times annually)
- Writing Program using 6+1 Writing Traits within the framework of writing workshop
- Writing assessment (3 times annually)
- Scantron Performance Series Assessment in Reading for grades 2-5
- Everyday Mathematics is used to promote:
- Use of concrete, real-life examples that are meaningful and memorable as an introduction to key mathematical concepts
- Repeated exposure to mathematical concepts and skills to develop children’s ability to recall knowledge from long-term memory
- Frequent practice of basic computation skills to build mastery of procedures and quick recall of facts, often through games and verbal exercises
- Use of multiple methods and problem-solving strategies to foster true proficiency and accommodate different learning styles
- Balanced instruction- Whole group, small group, partner, and individual learning
- Scantron Performance Series Assessment in Math for grades 2-5
Science and Social Studies
- Integrated throughout the curriculum at each grade level
- Field trips enhance science and social studies units
- All grades follow the Standards of the Diocesan Consensus Curriculum for Science and Social Studies
Weekly Special Courses include:
- Music, Art, P.E, Library, and Foreign Language (Spanish and French)
- Average class size is 20 students
- One certified teacher and an Instructional Assistant in each JK-1 homeroom and a shared aid each of Grades 2-5.
- Large spacious classrooms
- Daily recess
- Daily integration of technology with a Smart Board, desktop computers, and shared iPad and laptop carts in each classroom.