FUN IN LEARNING:
Your child will have many opportunities to learn in the following ways:
The curriculum at St. Ambrose Catholic School (Grades K-8) provides excellence in all subject areas while integrating Christian principles.
CURRICULUM STANDARDS: The Illinois State Board of Education and the Office of Catechesis in the Diocese of Springfield approve the St. Ambrose Catholic School Curriculum Standards on an annual basis. You can find the standards at www.oce.dio.org and http://www.isbe.net/ils/.
The Core Curriculum includes: Religion, Reading, Math (including Algebra, Pre-algebra, Geometry, Accelerated and Remedial Math), Science, English, Social Studies: U.S. History, World History, World Geography, Civics, Art, Music, Physical Education, Health, Penmanship, Spelling, Phonics, and Computer/Technology.
ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE: In addition to the core curriculum, students have access to Spanish, Computers, Advanced Math, Spelling Bee, Honor Roll (Gr. 4-8), Science Fair (Member of Illinois Junior Academy of Science), Illinois RiverWatch Program, Departmental Grades 6-8 and Title 1 Services.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: As a Catholic school, the task of St. Ambrose Catholic School is to help the children develop a personal relationship with God as well as a faith commitment in their daily lives, to pass on to our children the basic tenets of the faith, and to engender habits of active participation in the Mass and the sacraments, daily prayers, and spiritual growth. Liturgical prayer experiences are an integral part of the religious education program. Teachers and students pray together as a class at the beginning of each day, before lunch, and at the end of the school day. Special preparation is given during the school day to children who will receive the Sacrament of Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Second Grade) and to those students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation (Seventh and Eighth Grades, every other year). On Wednesdays, Kindergarten through Eighth grades participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and take active roles as servers and readers, as well as reading petitions and cantoring.