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 white boards and Smart Board technologies. Our Middle School students benefit from our One-to-One Chromebook program. Each middle school student is presented with a Chromebook to use at school and take home. 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 a 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, and the 7th and 8th Graders receive instruction in Latin.