St. Clare School’s philosophy and mission statement are incorporated into the first grade classroom. First grade offers a safe and nurturing environment where students build confidence, develop a love of learning, and flourish academically. First grade focuses on building a strong foundation of literacy skills and in promoting Gospel values through Catholic education.
In first grade, students learn how to lead weekly school mass, doing so several times during the school year.
We also cover these three essential concepts:
- The Church
St. Clare students promote social justice and seek opportunities to serve others. Each month, first graders collect food for those in need, count the food, and carry it over to the parish food bank.
First Grade Highlights
First grade students have sixth grade buddies. They attend weekly mass and do a variety of activities together throughout the school year.
First grade also celebrates “Fun Friday” three times a year. On these days, parents share an interest, talent, hobby, or activity with the class in small groups. Fun Friday centers are as varied as the parents who run them. These special mornings are greatly enjoyed by the students!