The foundations of the curriculum are based on Diocese of Oakland Guidelines, State Frameworks, and National Standards. Using these structures as a foundation, the general curriculum reflects the school philosophy and is constantly progressing to meet student capacities for learning. Academics are enhanced by the integration of courses taught by highly qualified specialists in Science, Technology, Art & Music, Mathematics, Spanish, and Physical Education. Each classroom contains state of the art educational technology, as well as a Library & Media Center that includes an iPad and several Chromebook carts for student centered learning activities.
Religion: an education in the Catholic Faith that nurtures children’s minds, bodies and spirit, forming mature Christian persons who actively contribute to the community.
Language Arts: an integrated program that develops comprehensive language skills leading to effective readers, writers, speakers, and listeners throughout all grade levels.
Math: a comprehensive program encouraging deep conceptual understanding and effective computational and procedural skills.
Science: a program that engages students through numerous hands-on lab activities while developing a scientific curiosity about life and their world.
Social Studies: a study of people and communities, today and throughout history, in the United States and around the world.
Physical Education: all students engage in a variety of sports, stretching, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Spanish: a K-8 curriculum in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Spanish to expose all students to second language acquisition.
St John the Baptist School
11156 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530