Within a Catholic school environment, the school aims to provide the guidance, instruction and opportunities that help all children acquire fundamental skills, basic understanding, wholesome attitudes and habits, Christian values and an appreciation for their own talents and potential.
The school curriculum is designed by the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Dallas and is set forth in the Diocesan Curriculum Guide. Basic to the curriculum is the study of the following:
- Language Arts (reading, English, spelling, writing and library)
- Social Studies
- Computer Literacy
- Music (grades PreK-8)
- Art (grades PreK-6)
- Physical Education
- Language Science (grades 1-4)
The term “six major subjects” means religion, math, science, reading, social studies and English. Spanish, exploratory electives for students in grades 5-8 and the St. Rita Values Excellence (STRIVE) program supplement the basic curriculum and enhance the school’s academic program. In addition, a variety of instructional programs and methods provides students with learning experiences and opportunities to develop their potential. All students are taught problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to become creative, future-oriented thinkers.
More information regarding the Diocesan Curriculum Guide is available upon request.
Criteria for invitation into the Advanced Academics program in Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year is listed in the document below.