Saint Raphael Elementary School offers a curriculum that provides our students with the building blocks for lifetime learning and faith development. We offer a strong, traditional curriculum that seeks knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, academic excellence, and moral courage. Our curriculum meets all the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and gives special attention to the integration of Gospel values. In addition to a rich curriculum, students enjoy an articulate and caring faculty, an intimacy with the church and parish, and a variety of special subjects, enrichment programs, extracurricular activities, athletic programs and community service activities.
The academic coursework at Saint Raphael Elementary School is designed to be both challenging and intellectually fulfilling. Core classes of Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies are linked closely with Art, Character Development, Library, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Writing. All exercises, teaching methods, homework and discussions are grade appropriate and tailored for individual abilities through differentiation. Instruction in technology, computer literacy and library skills are offered as special subjects and are also integrated throughout the core subjects.
By using integrated, interdisciplinary teaching strategies, Saint Raphael Elementary School promotes academic excellence and sound character development within a nurturing environment, ensuring that each child is treated as an individual. Remedial and Gifted auxiliary services are available to qualifying students. At Saint Raphael Elementary School, we are committed to helping every child reach his or her fullest potential.
Saint Raphael Elementary is proud to offer small classroom sizes. Our average teacher to student ratio is 1:17 and our average class size is 15 students. Our experienced teachers demand a high moral standard of student/student interaction and accredited curriculum.
All core subjects are taught by subject certified instructors. Please click on the subject(s) below for details.