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104 W Dorothy Lane
Kettering, OH 45429
Phone: (937) 293-9452
Fax: (937) 293-7525
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The primary and essential purpose for the existence of Saint Albert the Great School is to provide a Catholic education for the children of the families of Saint Albert the Great Parish. We are happy to share our religious values with students of families outside the parish who provide evidence of good academic standing, excellent behavior, and meet the Admission Requirements.

Religion: Students of all faiths are welcome at Saint Albert the Great School. The religion curriculum as prescribed by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is designed to help students grow in their knowledge and practice of the Catholic doctrine and Gospel values. Each student participates daily in formal religious classes, attend weekly liturgies, and are members of school Faith Families. Additionally, students are active in a variety of service projects to help them grow in their social awareness.

Language Arts: The language arts curriculum is designed to develop a student's ability to communicate through writing, listening, as well as orally and is aligned with the National Standards. Time is set aside for instruction in reading, writing, spelling, and grammar, as well as integrating these skills throughout the content subjects.

Reading - As students develop their skills with decoding and reading fluency, they are exposed to a wide variety of literature. Instruction is supplemented by student participation in the Accelerated Reader Program, which allows students to select and read books at their own reading levels. Students are also supported in reading through weekly library visits, a reading specialist, and our school tutor.

English - Students develop skills in grammar, spelling, and vocabulary early in the curriculum which enable them to become better in the process of writing. Students are exposed to different styles of writing (narrative, poetry, letters, journals, essays, and persuasive writing., etc.) as they progress through the curriculum.

Mathematics: The Archdiocesan course of study provides the classroom teacher with identifiable and measurable objectives at each grade level, and aligns classroom instruction with the National  Standards.

Students who have mastered all grade level objectives and display an above grade level ability with the math curriculum and on standardized tests may be chosen to participate in the Algebra program in their 7th and 8th grade years. This is a high school level class designed to move students into Algebra II or Geometry as a freshman in high school. Students in the Algebra program study real number properties applied to algebraic expressions, and solve equations and inequalities. Other topics include: polonomials, factoring, rational expressions, graphing, systems of equations, functions, inequalities in two variables, irrational numbers, quadratric formulas, and statistics.

Science: The primary objective of the Archdiocesan program is to help students develop an understanding of the various areas of science, while developing skills needed for scientific inquiry. The science program subjects include: earth/space science, life/biological science, and physical science and are taught in grades 1-8. Students are encouraged to learn through hands-on activities, field trips, and school assemblies.

Social Studies: Social studies as taught at Saint Albert the Great School is to focus on peace and justice issues. Students learn to view the world through the Catholic Social Teachings and to apply those beliefs/values to social issues. Through these teachings/values, the curriculum aims to help children make discoveries about the people, culture, geography, and history of their home communities as well as other nations and cultures. In addition to studying people, places, and events that shaped history, students acquire and practice skills that will allow them to identify and analyze social problems.

Spanish: Students in grades 7 and 8 receive instruction in Spanish five days a week. The students learn basic vocabulary and simple grammar structures that will enable them to develop speaking, reading, and writing skills. The study of the language also includes a broad introduction to customs, geography, and culture of the Spanish speaking countries throughout the world. Students have the opportunity to earn high school credit upon the successful completion of the program.

Technology: The use of computers and other electronic technology are integrated throughout the curriculum developed by Saint Albert the Great School. In addition to computers in each classroom, our computer lab is state-of-the-art and our 30 laptop computers are available to students for instruction.

Music: Music is an essential part of a student's overall education. Research has shown that a student with a music background will perform at a higher level academically than a student who is not exposed to music. Students learn the eight elements of music; melody, form, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, tone color, harmony, and texture. Students sing, use movement, and play  various percussion instruments to learn the eight elements of music. The program also tries to include a balance of an appreciation of music, a knowledge of its historical and cultural aspects, and the ability to produce music.

Art: Through the elements of design of line, shape, form, color, texture, and space, the student will explore a variety of approaches and media. This requires the skills of following directions and demonstrating pride in one's work through good craftsmanship. The program includes a balance of an appreciation of the arts and knowledge of historical and cultural aspects.

Health: Health class develops a soild understanding and awareness of the human body and how to properly care for and protect it. This includes; education on good health habits, practicing safety, and becoming aware of the major health issues of our society.

Physical Education: Physical education helps students develop mentally, socially, and physically. Each unit of instruction emphasizes progressive development of the major functions required for the physically activity. Beyond the development of movement skills, the physical education program seeks to encourage life long involvement in physical activities. Recent research has indicated that physical exercise prevents the brain from shrinking better than mental exercise.

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