Kindergarten (K2) - Grade 5
Elementary School Program
Saint Jerome School admits children on a space-available basis. Our classes are limited to 20 students and are staffed by a teacher and, in grade 1, a teacher’s assistant.
Building on the strong foundation set by our K0-K2 programs, our elementary school programs focus on:
Language Arts: reading, spelling, phonics, grammar, vocabulary, writing and composition, handwriting
In addition to the academics, all of our classes take class field trips, participate in volunteer opportunities, attend Mass, enjoy lots of extracurricular activities and work with students across all age groups.
Our school year runs from early September through late June. Elementary school hours are 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
For Ages 5-6
Our full day kindergarten starts the path to reading and writing with most students able to read many basic words as the year progresses. Students also learn to write their names and use upper-case and lower-case letters. From a math standpoint, counting to 100 is mastered as are the basic concepts of addition and subtraction. Play and religious education are evident too in all that we do.
Our school year runs from early September through late June. Our K-2 program is a full day program from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.).
K-2 Age requirements: Children must be 5 years old before September 1.
First Grade sets the stage for children to love math and reading through concepts that are found in real world applications. Learning to communicate in a meaningful way involves building strong listening and speaking skills and advancing Spanish class. Investigating science, art and technology encourages children to learn and grow. Throughout the year, our students are encouraged to question and explore.
Second Grade focuses on making connections across math, language arts, science and social studies. Vocabularies grow incredibly fast and conversations take on new depth and involve more students in our classes. These growing vocabularies also become evident in writing. Mathematics begins to take on more defined shapes and forms. The students work together in teams to learn cooperation and grow more confident every day.
Third Grade continues to set the foundation for students to be lifelong learners. From visual to conceptual learning, our variety of instructional methods makes sure all can learn and grow. Research takes on a critical role in our writing and verbal learning. For math, probability and advanced operation are introduced. Technology is critical to our classroom and plays a part of everyday learning.
Prefixes, suffixes, adding and subtracting fractions, reading and writing all make up our Fourth Grade curriculum. As students advance, writing becomes a daily activity and our Spanish classes intensify as well. Students are learning more complex math and tackling new social studies projects. Technology plays an impressive part of how we learn.
College preparatory work begins here as students focus on project work related to math, language arts, science and social studies. Self-discipline and organizational strategies are critical skillsets we work to hone. Music and arts play a vital role in our learning process too. From active class discussions to complex group work, we use many different learning styles.
Elementary School Teachers
Mr. J.A. Hauser, Principal
Mrs. Linda Spinello, Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Nisrine El-Hachem, Kindergarten Assistant
Mrs. Elaine Santry, Grade 1 Teacher
Mrs. Kathy Maynard, Grade 1 Assistant
Mrs. Christine Bambery, Grade 2 Teacher
Ms. Anne McGuire, Grade 3 Teacher
Ms. Catherine Miranowicz, Grade 4 Teacher
Mrs. Catherine Teixeira, Grade 5 Teacher
Mrs. Karen Graham, Computer/Art teacher
Mrs. Katie Moriarty, Physical Education teacher
Ms. Patricia Sullivan, Spanish teacher
Mrs. Jane Kirk, Music teacher
Unique to Saint Jerome School
The Saint Jerome Buddy Program connects our early childhood students with our older students and is a favorite among all of our students. Given our smaller class sizes, we work to have our students build relationships all can learn from and enjoy! From attending mass together to playing and creating art projects or reading new books, the Buddy Program is a winner every year.