The school academic program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare the children educationally, spiritually, physically and emotionally from Pre-K to 5th grade. The curriculum allows the students to learn, explore, inquire and discover, so as to develop their unique academic abilities and talents. Beyond the core academic program, the spiritual development of the children is nurtured through Religion. The school offers Physical Education for all grade level and Foreign Languages (Spanish & Italian) from grades K-5th. Also, the school provides up-to-date technology to focus on the educational needs for the future leaders of this community.
Sacred Heart Villa’s Pre-Kindergarten is for 3 & 4 years old. Our Pre-K curriculum is designed to help children develop their fine and gross motor skills through varied fun activities, educational games, and play. Through social interaction and physical activities, the children also develop their communicative and social skills. Dedicated teachers and fun-filled classroom provide the avenue for achieving these goals. Pre-Kindergarten classes are offered in the following way: 5 full days a week, 3 full days a week and 2 full days a week. Pre-K program prepares our Preschool children for Kindergarten.
The overall Kindergarten program is structured to enhance social and physical development as well as thinking strategies. Through exposure to real life experiences, the children develop their reading and listening skills. With hands-on- activities, children learn the basic skills in Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Health and Math. With our reading program, our children are able to read sight words in Kindergarten.
In First Grade, introduction to phonological awareness help children learn how to read. Real life experiences and exciting literature stories are all incentives that make reading fun for children. With sound reading program at Villa, our First Graders are able to read fluently before moving on to Second grade. Learning how to read is the key to success in other subjects.
Besides learning academic subjects, the Second grade students make their First Penance. The teachings of the Catholic Church are emphasized throughout their career. In Second Grade, the children also take their IQ test.
Third Grade to Fifth Grade:
Our school has a challenging program for students in 2nd to 5th grade. State tests are given in grades 2nd to 5th. The 3rd and 5th Graders take their ITBS test while the 4th take the Math, Science, and the ELA tests. The 5th graders also take the Social test and 85%-90% of our students score in the third level and above. Sacred Heart Villa School program has a strong emphasis on Reading and Math. Our children are well prepared in these areas before going to Middle School. Students in grades 2nd through 5th take computer classes once a week. Besides learning academic subjects, the Third grade students receive Jesus in the Holy Communion for the First time.
As educators, we recognize the uniqueness, talents, and different learning styles of each student. So music is part of our program. Besides class music, individual Piano and Voice lessons are offered for grades Pre-K to 5th during school hours from Monday through Friday.