English Language Arts

 

The standards increase in complexity throughout the grade levels so that all students are ready for the demands of college as well as career-level reading no later than the end of high school.  Students read a diverse array of literature as well as informational texts in a wide range of subjects in order to build knowledge, gain insights, explore possibilities, and broaden their perspective.  The Language Arts curriculum stresses the importance of the writing-reading connection by requiring students to draw upon and write about evidence from literary and informational texts.

Music and Drama
 
Once a week students participate in a music and drama class.  Annually, the students bring to life the Nativity and the living Stations of the Cross.  Students in grades 4-8 can participate in Voices of Hope Choir.  Every two years, the entire student body is featured in a large musical theater production.  The video clip to the right features "The Circle of Life" from Disney's the Lion King Jr., an adaptation of the Broadway show.

 

 

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Saint Aloysius students perform "Circle of Life" from Disney's The Lion King Jr., an adaptation of the Broadway show.

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Visual Arts

 

The visual arts are integrated throughout the curriculum.  Students also take an art class weekly that focuses on the techniques inspired by famous artists.

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Physical Education & Dance
 
Students participate in physical education weekly.  In partnership with the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, Saint Aloysius has a fully equipped dance studio where after school programs take place.  Students in grades 5-8 can participate in the dance company.

 

 

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World Languages: Spanish

Students in grades 4-8 learn the basics of the Spanish language to prepare them for more advanced language courses in high school.  Students also learn the geography and culture of Spanish speaking nations.

 

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Saint Aloysius Parish School

844 N. Keim Street

Pottstown, PA  19464

610-326-6167