Saint James School (SJS) and all Catholic schools in Maine use the Archdiocese of Hartford curriculum standards which go above and beyond other state standards and take all the best parts of education preparing students for the best possible education. SJS uses an assortment of programs and differentiated instruction to teach students at their ability and take them as far as they can go so each student is challenged to do their very best. The curriculum can be found here.
Here is a link about our STREAM (Science Technology Religion Engineering Art and Math) program. Students from kindergarten on up benefit from learning how to think creatively and outside of the box in these classes, led by a certified science teacher and former research scientist.
Saint James reviews the materials and the curriculum on a regular basis. New math and science books will be used in the 2018-19 school year. Guided math kits were purchased to supplement the math program in kindergarten and first grades. Second through fifth grade will receive new math books for the 2019-20 school year.
The teachers have already adopted the Diocese of Hartford curriculum. Teachers are now working on project-based learning and incorporating STREAM (Science-Technology-Religion-Engineering-Math) units for next year. Saint James is working with other Maine Catholic schools to create these units of study and have visited other in Maine and in other New England states to see this in action. Saint James School strives to be the best that it can be and the teachers are always working towards this goal. Teachers have time to work in teams to make sure that this happens.