Educating the Whole Person
Our school philosophy includes educating the whole person. Our curriculum follows rigorous guidelines established by the Diocese of Camden Office of Catholic Schools. These guidelines build on the strong academic tradition of Catholic Schools, incorporating and exceeding national and state curriculum standards, and allowing us to bring the Gospel message of Jesus into all facets of learning. St. Michael the Archangel offers a wide range of courses that allow students to develop a world view, build on their critical thinking skills, and experience the joy of learning along the way.
PreK-3 and PreK-4 attend weekly special classes in addition to their primary instruction. These classes consist of Technology, Physical Education, and Music. The duration of these classes is twenty minutes per class.
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students, in addition to their primary instruction, participate in weekly special classes such as Technology, Physical Education, Music, Art, Library, Spanish, and Guidance (bi-weekly). Kindergarten special classes are thirty minutes long, while First Grade through Fifth Grade classes last forty minutes.
The Middle School students (grades 6th through 8th) have the opportunity to enroll in electives, in addition to their primary instruction. All students participate in Math, English and Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Art History, Music History, Physical Education, Health, a Foreign Language, 2 courses in Technology, and Guidance. After these requirements are met, the students have the freedom to choose their remaining elective classes. These classes range from Chemistry to Film Production. Elective class may change from year to year depending on teacher availability.
Technology in the Classroom. In addition to our Technology lab, students in First through Eighth Grade have 1-to-1 access to Chromebooks. Kindergarten utilizes iPads in their curriculum.