Our Curriculum page describes the overarching vision for the curriculum.

Certain content is covered every year in all grades:

  • Prayers in Latin and English: Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri.
  • Ordinary of the Mass: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei (as sung in the Missa de Angelis)
  • Hymns: Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Adeste Fideles, Stabat Mater, Christus Vincit, Veni Creator Spiritus, Pange Lingua, Adoro te Devote, Tantum Ergo
  • Marian Antiphons: Salve Regina, Alma Redemptoris, Ave Regina Caelorum, Regina Caeli
  • History timeline from Classically Catholic Memory

Below we are the texts and works used for certain subjects. Particular selections in music, art history, and science depend upon the expertise and creativity of our teachers, so the curriculum will vary slightly from year to year.

Kindergarten
SubjectBooksSupplements
ReligionNew Catholic Picture Bible (Lovasik)Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
MathSingapore Earlybird K Math
  • Reading & LiteraturePrimary Phonics Readers (EPS)
    Classical Phonics (Memoria Press)
    Read aloud book collection
    Poetry selections include:
    • "The Months" (Coleridge)
    • "At the Sea-side" (Stevenson)
    • "The Swing" (Stevenson)
    • "'Hope' is the thing with feathers" (Dickinson)
    • "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" (Rossetti)
    • "The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog" (Martin)
    Language ArtsFirst Start Reading K (Memoria Press)Saxon Phonics & Spelling 1 (EPS)
    HistoryNo textClassically Catholic History Timeline
    US Civic Holidays
    Art & Art HistoryNo textKindergarten art cards (MP)
    Artist study
    Foreign LanguageNo textFrench language classes
    Prayers in Latin
    MusicNo textWard choir instruction
    Composer study
    ScienceNo textPhysical, biological, and earth science experiments and demonstrations

    First Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith & Life 1 (Ignatius Press)
    New Catholic Picture Bible (Lovasik)
    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
    MathSingapore Math 1
    Reading & LiteratureSaxon Phonics & Spelling
    Saxon Phonics Readers 1
    Little Bear (Minarik)
    Make Way for Ducklings (McCloskey)
    Blueberries for Sal (McCloskey)
    Billy and Blaze (Anderson)
    The Story about Ping (Flack)
    Tales from Beatrix Potter (Potter)
    Read aloud book collection
    Poetry selections include:
    • "Now We are Six" (Milne)
    • "The Eagle" (Tennyson)
    • "Jabberwocky" (Carroll)
    • "Ozymandias" (Shelley)
    • "Once in Royal David's City" (Alexander)
    Language ArtsZaner-Bloser Handwriting 1
    Spelling Workout B (MCP)
    Voyages in English: Grammar & Writing 1 (Loyola Press)
    HistoryStory of the World: Ancient Times (Mesopotamia & Ancient Egypt) (Peace Hill Press)Classically Catholic History Timeline
    Art & Art HistoryNo textArtist study
    First grade art cards (MP)
    Classical drawing
    Foreign LanguageNo textFrench language class
    Prayers in Latin
    MusicLingua Angelica (MP)Ward Choir instruction
    Composer study
    ScienceNo textPhysical, biological, and earth science experiments and demonstrations

    Second Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith & Life 2
    New Catholic Picture Bible (Lovasik)
    MathSingapore Math 2
    Reading & LiteratureCourage of Sarah Noble (Dalgliesh)
    Mr. Popper's Penguins (Atwater & Atwater)
    Little House in the Big Woods (Wilder)
    Charlotte's Web (White)
    Stone Fox (Gardiner)
    Aesop's Fables (Winter)
    Poetry selections include:
    • "The Land of Nod" (Stevenson)
    • "The City Mouse and the Garden Mouse" (Rossetti)
    • "The Owl and the Pussy-cat" (Lear)
    • "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (Frost)
    • "This is Just to Say" (Williams)
    Language ArtsSpelling Workout C
    Voyages in English: Grammar & Writing 2
    Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2C
    HistoryStory of the World: Ancient Times (Greek & Roman) (Peace Hill Press)Classically Catholic Memory Timeline
    D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths (d'Aulaire & d'Aulaire)
    Art & Art HistoryNo text
    Artist Study
    Second Grade art cards (MP)
    Classical drawing classes
    Foreign LanguageLingua Angelica (MP)French class
    MusicNo textComposer of the Month
    Ward Choir instruction
    ScienceNo textPhysical, biological, and earth science experiments and demonstrations

    Third Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith & Life 3
    New Catholic Picture Bible (Lovasik)
    MathSingapore Math 3
    Reading & LiteratureFarmer Boy (Wilder)
    Blood Red Crescent (Garnett)
    Adam of the Road (Vining)
    King Arthur (Green)
    A Door in the Wall (de Angeli)
    Robin Hood (Green)
    Poetry selections include:
    • "Hide and Seek" (Graves)
    • "September" (Updike)
    • "The opposite of kite, I'd say" (Wilbur)
    • "The Old Stone House" (de la Mare)
    • "The Walrus and the Carpenter" (Carroll)
    Language ArtsSpelling Workout D
    Voyages in English: Grammar & Writing 3
    Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 3
    History & GeographyStory of the World: The Middle Ages (Medieval and Renaissance) (Peace Hill Press)Story of Civilization: The Medieval World
    Classically Catholic Memory Timeline
    Art & Art HistoryNo textArtist study
    Classical drawing classes
    LatinPrima Latina (Memoria Press)
    MusicNo textWard choir instruction
    Composer study
    ScienceNo textPhysical, biological, and earth science experiments and demonstrations

    Fourth Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith and Life 4
    Golden Children's Bible (Grispino)
    MathSingapore Math 4
    Reading & LiteratureThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Lewis)
    The Jungle Book (Kipling)
    Lassie Come Home (Knight)
    Heidi (Spyri)
    Poetry selections include:
    • "The Tyger" (Blake)
    • "The Lamb" (Blake)
    • "The Naming of Cats"(Eliot)
    • "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" (Wordsworth)
    • "Easter Wings" (Herbert)
    Language ArtsVoyages in English: Grammar & Writing 4 (Loyola Press)
    Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 4
    Spelling Workout E (MCP)
    Vocabulary from Classical Roots 5 (EPS)
    HistoryThe Story of the World, Vols. 3 & 4 (Modern Times) (Peace Hill Press)Classically Catholic Memory Timeline
    Geography I (Memoria Press)
    Art & Art HistoryNo textArtist study
    Classical drawing classes
    LatinLatina Christiana (Memoria Press)
    MusicNo textWard choir instruction
    Composer study
    ScienceNo textPhysical, biological, and earth science experiments and demonstrations

    Fifth Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith & Life 5
    Golden Children's Bible (Grispino)
    MathSingapore Math 5
    Reading & LiteratureJohnny Tremain (Forbes)
    Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery)
    Amos Fortune, Free Man (Yates)
    Tom Sawyer (Twain)
    My Side of the Mountain
  • (George)
  • Poetry selections include:
    • "Paul Revere's Ride" (Longfellow)
    • "O Captain! My Captain!" (Whitman)
    • "Eldorado" (Poe)
    • "Casey at the Bat" (Thayer)
    • "The Gift Outright" (Frost)
    Language ArtsVoyages in English: Grammar & Writing 5 (Loyola Press)
    Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 5
    Vocabulary from Classical Roots 6 (EPS)
    HistoryFrom Sea to Shining Sea (New World and American history) (Catholic Textbook Project)Classically Catholic Memory Timeline
    The New York Colony (Fradin)
    Art & Art HistoryNo textArtist study
    LatinFirst Form Latin (Memoria Press)
    MusicNo textWard choir instruction
    Composer study
    ScienceNo textPhysical, biological, and earth science experiments and demonstrations

    Sixth Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith and Life 6
    RSV-CE Bible
    MathSingapore Math 6
    Reading & LiteratureThe Children's Homer (Colum)
    The Aeneid for Boys & Girls (Church)
    Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
    The Bronze Bow (Speare)
    The Hobbit (Tolkien)
    Poetry selections include:
    • "The Destruction of Sennacherib" (Lord Byron)
    • "The World is Too Much with Us" (Wordsworth)
    • "Helen" (H.D.)
    • "Argus" (Pope)
    • "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" speech (Shakespeare)
    • "The Donkey" (Chesterton)
    Language ArtsVoyages in English: Grammar & Writing 6 (Loyola Press)
    Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 6
    Vocabulary from Classical Roots A (EPS)
    HistoryAll Ye Lands (Ancient history) (Catholic Textbook Project)Story of Civilization: Ancient World (Peace Hill Press)
    Art & Art HistoryArtist study
    LatinEcce Romani I (Prentice Hall)
    MusicNo textWard choir instruction
    Composer study
    SciencePrentice Hall Science Explorer: Biological Science

    Seventh Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith and Life 7
    RSV-CE Bible
    MathPrealgebra (AoPS)
    Reading & LiteratureBeowulf (Heaney)
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Tolkien)
    Rolf and the Viking Bow (French)
    Henry V (Shakespeare)
    Edmund Campion (Waugh)
    Poetry selections include:
    • "Sonnet 18" (Shakespeare)
    • St. Crispin's Day speech (Shakespeare)
    • "On My First Son" (Jonson)
    • "When I Consider How my Light is Spent" (Milton)
    • "Redemption" (Herbert)
    • "Death Be Not Proud" (Donne)
    Language ArtsVoyages in English: Grammar & Writing 7 (Loyola Press)
    Vocabulary from Classical Roots B (EPS)
    HistoryAll Ye Lands (Medieval, Renaissance, & Early Modern) (Catholic Textbook Project)Classically Catholic Memory Timeline
    Geography I (Memoria Press)
    Art & Art HistoryNo textArtist study
    Classical drawing classes
    LatinEcce Romani II
    MusicWard choir instruction
    Composer study
    SciencePrentice Hall Science Explorer: Earth Science

    Eighth Grade
    SubjectBooksSupplements
    ReligionFaith and Life 8
    RSV-CE Bible
    Navarre Bible
    MathIntroduction to Algebra (AoPS)
    Introduction to Counting and Probability (AoPS)
    Reading & LiteratureThe Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
    Death Comes for the Archbishop (Cather)
    The Power and the Glory (Greene)
    Poetry selections include:
    • "Charge of the Light Brigade" (Tennyson)
    • "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (Yeats)
    • "God's Grandeur" (Hopkins)
    • "Annabel Lee" (Poe)
    • "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (Hughes)
    • "The Snow Man" (Wallace)
    • "Anthem for Doomed Youth" (Owen)
    Language ArtsVoyages in English: Grammar & Writing 8 (Loyola Press)
    Vocabulary from Classical Roots C and D (EPS)
    HistoryAll Ye Lands (Catholic Textbook Project)
    A History of the US (Hakim)
    Classically Catholic Memory Timeline
    US Geography (Memoria Press)
    Art & Art HistoryNo textArtist study
    Classical drawing classes
    Foreign LanguageEcce Romani III
    MusicNo textWard choir instruction
    Composer study
    SciencePrentice Hall Science Explorer: Physical Science