When more than 450 children in preschool through grade 8 cross the threshold of Saint Vincent Martyr School, they are served up many educational treats. The school's Wi-Fi network and state-of-the-art Computer Lab help bring teaching and learning into the realm of 21st Century education. All classes including pre-Kindergarten have interactive whiteboards and Smart Board technologies. Ourstudents in Grades 4 through 8 use ChromeBooks as an educational tool in their classrooms. iPads are used throughout the building to enhance lessons. The Library has over 30 Kindles available to be signed out. These 21st-century tools empower teachers to present lessons that will prepare our students to compete successfully in a technological world.
S.T.R.E.A.M. is now school-wide and the teachers have been trained in integrating Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math into cohesive lessons that are student-driven and whet the students' creative appetites. Future engineers are being trained at SVMS! Focus on the Common Core has encouraged changes in the way Math and English/language arts are taught. The current curriculum has been broadened beyond reading, writing and grammar to include classes in information literacy, public speaking, theatre arts and life skills. There is more of a focus on informational texts to encourage children to learn as they read outside of the classroom. The Math curriculum includes many opportunities to encourage and promote higher-level thinking from a very early age. Spanish is taught from Pre-K 4 through 8th grade.