Intermediate Grades (4-5)
Children in the Intermediate Grades demonstrate an eagerness to learn. Our faculty members engage students individually in order to identify their unique needs and recognize their abilities. By working together, teachers and students can widen a student’s knowledge base. St. Viator School creates the academically rich and creative environment to achieve this. Students are taught to think and act critically, creatively, and collaboratively.
The classroom dynamic shifts during these years. In the 4th and 5th grades, our students change classrooms for specialized subjects. Beginning in 4th grade and continuing through Middle School, students enjoy hands-on, inquiry-based interactive learning in our dedicated Science Lab. U.S. History is introduced, making Social Studies rigorous. In Math, the focus is on analytical thinking, problem-solving and data analysis. We teach these concepts using a variety of methods, including hands-on activities, technology integration, and peer tutoring. Homework is a regular part of the Intermediate Grade coursework.
Students use the Executive Function curriculum to develop their organizational skills and discipline. This program is introduced and practiced in Primary Grades. This empowers students in grades 4-6 to act independently when planning, organizing and prioritizing their schoolwork and time management.
Foreign Language Learning
Students continue having World Language classes. They have the choice of taking Spanish with a Spanish teacher or studying one of 22 languages available through our Rosetta Stone language-learning program.
Extracurricular activities are an important part of our students’ lives as they continue to discover their identities and interests. Students may participate in Student Council and Band Lessons starting in the 4th grade. In addition to in-school activities, students can choose to participate in our athletic and enrichment programs, including volleyball, basketball, Girls on the Run & Girls on Track, intramurals, chess, yoga, tennis, cooking and many others.
The school day is from 7:50 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Beginning in 3rd grade, students participate in ASPIRE testing. St. Viator Faculty and Staff utilize the ASPIRE test and the data collected provide feedback for teachers to assess the grade curriculums and the progress of each student.