Academics

Academics 2017-11-14T06:12:37+00:00

Our curriculum is based on the standards/benchmarks set by the Diocese and aligned with the State of Iowa Core Curriculum requirements.  At St. Theresa Catholic School, we go beyond those minimum standards and build our curriculum including multiple avenues to reach every student and make learning fun.

Diocesan Standards, Benchmarks and Grade Level Expectations

Curriculum Enrichment

  • STEM, Science Technology Engineering and Math
  • Everyday Math
  • Daily 5
  • PE
  • Art
  • Music
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Guidance
  • Reading Resource
  • ELL, English Language Learner
  • Mobile iPad Lab
  • Media center and computer lab
  • Smartboards
  • Farm Bureau Test Plot
  • Raised Garden Beds
  • Middle School Houses
  • Talking Canvas
  • Artist in Residence
  • EverybodyWinsIowa, reading mentoring program
  • Dowling Peer Tutors
  • Sophie, reading therapy dog
  • JA Biz Town, grade 5

Living Our Faith

  • Weekly school Mass, Fridays at 8:35AM
  • Daily Prayer
  • Living Rosary
  • Reconciliation
  • Little Flower Awards monthly
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Pro-Life Contest
  • Connection Café
  • Class service projects
  • Social Justice Week
  • Mass Altar Servers