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Elementary and Middle School (1-8) Admissions

2018-2019 Applicants

Elementary Academics at ICS offers a broad-based approach that afollows the National Standards of Education and the Archdiocese of Baltimore Course of Study.  Students complete a variety of courses and subjects, including language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, and religion. They are instructed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking with whole group and small group instruction.  Our Eagle reading mods and Accelerated Readers Program prepare students to be life-long learners and fluent independent readers.  The elementary school is enhanced with numerous enrichment classes as follows:

  • 4th and 5th Grade Advanced Math Programs (Saxon Math)
  • Art
  • Library
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Technology

Middle school academics at ICS is more challenging.  Students are in a time of transition and the curriculum complements that reality with an inquiry-driven academic focus.  Learning how to ask questions and problem solve using critical thinking are the skills needed for 21st Century students.  The interdisciplinary program in grades 6-8 encourages a collaborative approach to the development of those skills.  Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Religion – How can I develop a relationship with God?  How can I best serve others?
  • Integrated Language Arts – How can I communicate effectively?  How can I discern meaning from others?
  • Mathematics – How do I interpret rational order in the world around me?
  • Social Studies – How do/have people and events influence each other – locally, nationally, globally?
  • Science – How do human beings identify and gain knowledge?

STREAM

The ICS STREAM curriculum serves to engage its students in science, technology, religion, engineering, the arts and mathematics and provide them with the problem-solving skills they will use to remain immersed in all academic areas. This education will provide students with an appreciation for the world God has given them by helping them to achieve a successful balance between their faith in God and their sense of reason.

With our science labs, Mondopads, SMART Boards, and our “Engineering is Elementary” framework, our science and technology curriculum is cutting-edge in every way. Our Catholic Identity is present in everything we do – from reaching out to the community through service to our weekly school-wide celebration of Mass. Our fine arts develop creative expression through our award-winning performance ensembles and our growing graphic art program. Math skills honed by the Saxon curriculum are second-to-none and our standardized test scores prove it.

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