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Elementary & Junior High

Elementary and junior high school programming requires creative and integrative approaches to engage young learners and foster their development. An interdisciplinary approach that integrates various subjects such as science, math, language arts, and social studies can help students understand the interconnectedness of different concepts and subjects.

Language Arts

The language arts curriculum is a balanced literacy program and develops reading, writing, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, listening and speaking skills.

 

SuperKids Reading Program: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Following a unique, systematic, and explicit instructional path, Superkids Reading Program builds the essential foundation for efficient, fluent reading and effective comprehension that primary students need. Watch the short video to explore the path.

 

myView Literacy Curriculum: 3rd - 5th Grade

myView Literacy™ is an interactive K-5 ELA curriculum with a student-centered approach to the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking. 

Junior High Curriculum:

 Students follow a center/small group setting with one-on-one instruction. Building vocabulary, reading enrichment, daily grammar and writing lessons. Differentiated instruction is another approach that can be used to cater to the diverse learning needs of students

 

Elementary & junior high students are supplemented with

I-Ready. I-Ready is a tool for delivering differentiated instruction and combines an adaptive universal screener and growth measure that helps teachers personalize instruction for every child.

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Math

The math curriculum at Immaculate Conception builds a solid foundation in number concepts and focuses on equipping students with multiple strategies and tools necessary to become problem solvers and critical thinkers.

 

Meaningful, hands-on activities and group projects allow students to make ties to their own lives and the outside world, ensuring a complete understanding of concepts, rather than just processes.

 

Everyday Math Curriculum: PreK - 6th Grade

Immaculate Conception students follow the Everyday Math curriculum in grades PreK through 6th grade

 

Pre-Algebra Curriculum: 7th - 8th Grade

7th and 8th grade follow a Pre-Algebra curriculum with incorporated supplemental aides such as I-Ready Math and

Image Math.  

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Social Studies

At Immaculate Consumption School the Social Studies curriculum progresses at developmentally appropriate stages, beginning with students exploring their place in the community and continuing through the world.

 

Teachers complement traditional instruction with inquiry-based instruction, which is a student-led and teacher-guided instructional method that engages students in investigating issues that are relevant to their lives and relate to real world issues.

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Religion

The Archdiocese of Chicago Religion Curriculum Standards include: addressing the development of discipleship, practicing the stated values and supporting evangelization efforts in the community, which all directly connect to the goals of Renew My Church.

The religion curriculum priority standards are aligned to Renew My Church imperatives by emphasizing the role of Catholic schools in making disciples, building communities, and inspiring witness as they accompany students in their faith journey.  A focus on encountering Christ in oneself and others through study, service, and prayer is key.

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Social & Emotional Learning

Your child’s learning environment at Immaculate Conception is shaped by our Catholic values and facilitate Social-Emotional Learning.  The spiritual and moral development of students’ has always been a tenet of a Catholic education. This shapes our school culture and the way teachers and staff work together.


Catholic values inherently facilitate a supportive learning environment which allows teachers to focus on student achievement rather than discipline.
 

SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) refers to your child’s ability to establish and maintain relationships, manage their emotions, and cope with stress both within themselves and towards others.

Here are specific examples of how we support students’ SEL when we live, teach, and model our Catholic Faith: 

  1. Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success. (Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Prayer & reflection; Responsive Classroom, Growing with God)

  2. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships. (Works of Mercy, Service Learning; Collaboration, Empathy, Caring School Community)

  3. Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts (Reconciliation, Virtues)

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