Beyond the Basics
Going beyond the basics of a curriculum, our students' education is enriched with problem-solving activities and hands-on learning they are getting to experience!
We offer enriching in-class and extracurricular activities in
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Fine Art, Spanish and QUEST.
Fine arts education is embedded at St. Therese through art and music classes as well as extracurricular groups:
Treble Choir 3rd-8th grade choir
The Major Minors 6th-8th grade choir
St. Therese Concert Band 5th-8th grade
Annual 6th-8th grade middle school musical
The students and art department also produce an annual art show showcasing student work across our entire school.
St. Therese North offers Spanish to students K - 6th grade with an engaging and cultural religious curriculum. The 7th and 8th grade Spanish classes are to prepare the students for high school Spanish and to be ready to study another World Language.
The purpose of our Spanish program is to develop students who think critically and are prepared for tomorrow’s global economy. This is essential because Spanish is an important language within the United States. Spanish is one of the most popular languages for children in this country to learn today. Multilingual students have many advantages and research indicates learning a second language at an early age enhances a child’s cognitive ability, improves overall school performance and gives a student an advantage in high school, college and the workforce.
We believe students can help create a more hopeful and peaceful world through cross cultural communication.
An enrichment program is available for high potential students in grades 3-8 during the school day. This enrichment program is designed to meet the needs of students who can learn more rapidly and can handle more abstractions, complexity and depth in learning. These learning opportunities are designed to integrate a variety of subject areas within a real project, product or situation. Students are given the opportunity to learn and apply a variety of problem-solving strategies in a "student centered environment."
Student selection is based on the Renzuli Triad that includes: above average ability (top 10% on achievement tests), motivation and task commitment, and creativity. Teachers and parent recommendations are considered. Quest is provided on a private contractual basis.