The halls resound with the voices of engaged students
challenged by the
Enrichment classes at SSCM.
Our philosophy, professing that every child
is talented in some special way,
has led to the expansion of the program
over the past year to include not only those
who excel in all academic
areas, but those who excel in one discipline.
include Round Up, Gifted and Talented Classes,
Scholar Programs and Thinking Outside the Box.
Our Kindergarten students have the opportunity on a daily basis
spend time in our 1st grade classroom.
Round up prepares the
kindergartners for the challenges of 1st grade
and the differences in
moving up to an elementary program.
Distinguished Scholar, Thinking Outside the Box and Mock Trial
The Distinguished Performance Scholars Program is available to
students in grades 3-8 who are seeking an academic challenge and who
show strong achievement in a specific curriculum area and have been
suggested by teacher recommendations. Selections of open-ended projects
are available with both individual and collaborative components. At the
end of each session, the participants are provided a venue to present
their work to parents, faculty and other guests.
Thinking Outside the Box, a collegially designed course, develops
critical thinking in students as they work through themes such as
environmental literacy, global awareness and social justice. This course activates the students’ creative thinking processes to work
collaboratively designing and implementing innovative projects.
The SSCM Mock Trial Program offers an
invaluable educational opportunity. It has been described as a class
where you learn about our legal system, develop analytical and reasoning
skills, practice public speaking and build up self-confidence. The
Catholic Middle School Mock Trial Program is hosted at Saint John’s
University School of Law, exposing students to the opportunities
presented by law school.
Our enrichment offerings are designed and presented to ensure student mastery of 21st century skills. SSCM is a small school, doing big things!
- Students will attain specific content knowledge and skills
through hands-on, authentic activities to hone higher order thinking
skills which will prepare them to take their place as Christian leaders
of the 21st century.
- Students will use various thinking and listening strategies to assist them in developing their 21st
century skills including the ability to work with others and
development of good communication skills both within a group setting and
in their individual presentations.
- Students will become globally and culturally aware through exposure to and study of foreign languages and global perspectives.