Primary, Intermediate & Junior High Grades

Primary (Grades 1-2)

All curriculums developed for the elementary schools in the Diocese of Cleveland are, first and foremost, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. In addition, our curricula reflect the Common Core State Standards, the Ohio Learning Standards, and the standards of professional education association. The Diocesan curriculum provides our students with an education that challenges them to live faith-filled lives and succeed in high school and beyond.

By providing a warm, supportive, and nurturing Christ centered environment, St. Mary’s primary classrooms provide opportunities for children to learn and grow. We strive to place our students in a safe environment that says, “yes, I can be successful!” We take great pride in sharing with you the academic, social, and faith components of the primary program.

The subjects of mathematics, English, reading, science, social studies, and religion as taught in the previous years, are continued to the next levels, with a strong focus on mastering basic reading, writing, mathematical operations, and problem solving skills. In addition to the core subjects, students also have weekly music, art, physical education, computer and Spanish.

In the Second grade, the religion curriculum focuses on understanding and preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. In the process, students learn that through Scriptures they can hear the messages of God and learn the stories of our Faith. They receive their very own Bible in the beginning of the year, participate in specially prepared parish retreats, and then make their First Reconciliation in the month of December, and their First Eucharist in May.

Intermediate (Grades 3-5) & Junior High (Grades 6-8)

All curriculum developed for the intermediate and junior high grades in the Diocese of Cleveland are, first and foremost, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. In addition, our curricula reflect the Common Core State Standards, the Ohio Learning Standards, and the standards of professional education association. The Diocesan curriculum provides our students with an education that challenges them to live faith-filled lives and succeed in high school and beyond.