Our Elementary Program is designed to meet the unique needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 4.
The curriculum of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School follows the guidelines and objectives detailed in the graded courses of study for elementary schools, developed by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and adapted by the Department of Education, Diocese of Las Vegas.
The core subjects taught include: Religion, English, Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies. Students also receive instructions in Art, Music, Physical Education and Computer Literacy. In addition, our students attend weekly School Masses.
Extra-curricular activities include: Band, Altar Servers, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Yearbook, Cheerleading, and sports activities sponsored by the Catholic Schools' Sports League.
To compliment the value systems of the school and family, an Extended Day Care Program is also offered. Quality care with a nurturing staff in a planned environment provides a rich before/after school experience.
At St. Anthony of Padua School, our faculty and staff strive to:
Treat each student as a child of God with unique strengths and challenges.
Build positive relationships with families, recognizing that parents are the first educators and most important models for their children.
Provide peaceful environments for children to master basic and advanced skills, collaborate, and enjoy learning.
Create structured classroom environments where students feel appreciated for their individual gifts and talents and supported in sharing them.
Use best practices and the latest instructional technology to plan and implement lessons to meet students' needs.
Promote the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development of children through lessons that engage varied learning styles.
Celebrate the Arts with age-appropriate art and music courses that reflect cultural diversity.
Communicate often with parents about their child’s progress, needs, and growth.
Link to the greater St. Francis of Assisi parish, and world community through weekly Masses, and participation in community service.
Connect classroom learning to student experiences beyond school life.
STREAM Innovative Lab
The Maker-Space innovative lab at St. Anthony is a space which allows students to create, innovate and develop their ideas . Each Learning Station is designed to allow students to build connections between what they know, their interest, and how the world works. Students notice the shift in thematic content in the lab from what they are “learning about” to what they are “learning with”.
In Maker-Space students will think and engage like scientists. We use curiousity and investigation as a guide, to develop what students are “learning about” as well as, many student-driven, series of teachable moments. We created a space where students use scientific practices to solve problems and bring innovative ideas to life. We allow students' interest to help us build foundations for learning that will last a lifetime.