Academically, students receive individualized instruction from an energized faculty. The faculty continues to teach the basics, such as cursive and spelling, but also promotes technology advancement with the assistance of a state-of-the-art computer lab. The accelerated Math program, Spanish and music instructions ensure our students receive a well-rounded education.
For the last five years, 99% of our eighth grade graduates have been accepted into their first choice high school because of the firm academic foundation they have received from Little Flower.
LF Students consistently score above the national average ion ITBS testing. They receive classical education in conjunction with 21st century technology, including smart boards in every class room and a state-of-the-art computer lab.
At Little Flower math is taught at the same time across all grades. Doing this allows our students to participate in an accelerated math program. Students are tested at the beginning of year and those who are working above their current grade level, with the consent of their parents and teacher, can “float” up a grade level without missing any of the core curriculum in their assigned grade. 21% of students floated up a grade level in the 2012-2013 school year, and we look to grow that to 28% in 2013-2014.
Intensive Writing Program
Offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, this program is designed to compliment our existing English curriculum and help our students achieve excellence in writing. The program consists of an initial writing assignment with assigned due dates for rough drafts, peer-conferencing, revisions and final drafts. Our Language Arts instructor corrects and reviews the assignment with each student discussing their strengths and challenges with the essay.
Spanish is part of the curriculum for all students in grades K-8. Students in K-2 are taught using the Q-Talk method, which is a system of scientifically based techniques using deeply intuitive visual mnemonics to enable learning. Grades 3-8 are taught by a certified Spanish language instructor.
Literature Circles are book clubs open for students in grades 3-5. Each week the circle, or group of students, reads a section of the selected book. The group/circle then meets to discusses what they have read, answers questions provided by the teacher, discuss new vocabulary and answer trivia questions relevant to that week’s reading. At the end of each book, the students are given a project or test to complete based on the recent reading selection.
Religious education is a part of every school day and guides the way our Little Flower students conduct themselves. Students attend and actively participate in Mass every Wednesday. These student-led Masses, where each grade is responsible for the readings, prayers of intent and offerings, provide opportunities for spiritual leadership within the parish community.