The St. Michael School of Clayton Curriculum Map is available by contacting Kristin Kuchem at email@example.com
Students develop intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills in English, social studies and history, mathematics, science, and Spanish while working in small collaborative groups. The academic disciplines of twenty-first century teaching and learning provide a framework of content knowledge, expertise and literacy.
Students engage in multi-disciplinary research projects. Research groups apply cognitive, expressive, and inventive skills. Children connect their ideas and experiences and develop a context for understanding.
Multiple Forms of Expression:
Children express themselves through studio art, music, movement, speech, writing, mathematics, and technology. Arts integration enables students to specialize in relationships between people, ideas, curricula, places, research topics and areas of study. These relationships are centered around arts learning.
Character and Spiritual Development:
The St. Michael School of Clayton program attaches great importance to spiritual and physical well being. Every school day begins in the chapel where children of all faiths gather as a community and are challenged to consider how they affect the lives of others.
The child’s ability to listen, collaborate, and negotiate with both peers and adults is directly related to his or her development of creativity, communication and critical thinking skills. We encouraged development of these abilities by collaborating with other institutions, heightening exposure to unique programs and exhibitions. Service learning enables children to give back to their community and to learn the value of their efforts. Community partnerships with cultural institutions support our mission by encouraging students to develop intellectual curiosity and make meaningful connections to the St. Louis and global communities.