Mary Immaculate School provides a challenging, comprehensive, and relevant curriculum for all its students that is reiterated by the school’s Mission Statement, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and Student Learning Expectations, and is consistent with the curriculum standards set by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the state of California.
Each subject area has clearly identified student performance outcomes that include expectations related to all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, with particular focus on improving conceptual and critical thinking skills that enable students to solve problems and apply knowledge outside of the immediate learning experiences. Additionally, the scope and sequence of each subject ensures a continuum of learning that facilitates a logical progression of learning for all students.
Teachers adhere to the content area time allotments specified by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. This helps to ensure that all appropriate skills within each content area are being covered at each grade level. Across the curriculum students learn to work cooperatively and independently, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and are given opportunities to apply skills in realistic situations.
The administration and professional staff are working to develop a number of different assessment processes to measure student achievement of the Student Learning Expectations. Currently, teachers rely on varied traditional and current methods of assessment to monitor progress.