Student Life

The enriched K-8 curriculum at Holy Rosary is built on core subjects including religion, math, Language Arts (reading, writing, phonics, grammar, spelling), social studies, English and science. Spanish is offered for grades 7-8, French is offered for grades 5-6, and a cultural immersion class, Global Linguistics is taught in grades 3-4.  Specialists teach on a rotating basis (2-3 times/week) in physical education, technology/library science, elementary music and art. Middle school students select electives from a Fine Arts program that includes band, strings, choir, speech/debate, art and drama.

The grading scale begins at 93% and above for an A.  Homework guidelines include daily reading assignments and take home work averaging 20 minutes per grade per day (outside of larger extended projects such as reports, Science Fair and History Day). Students participate in the liturgy of the Mass weekly at the Cathedral.  Each class will receive the opportunity and responsibility to prepare the liturgy several times throughout the year.  Students also can be trained as altar servers (grades 4-8) and participate in the Cathedral children's choir, Choristers.

A detailed curriculum by grade is available on the diocesan website.