Academics / Enrichment

Academic Programs offered at St. Gregory the Great School

We follow the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.

  • Reading is completed at each grade level through Grade 8, separate from the English Language Arts curriculum.
  • English Language Arts emphasizes the writing components through Grade 8. There are many opportunities to enhance their creativity.
  • Advanced/Enriched Math begins in Grade 5 culminating in Integrated Algebra (Grade 9 Regents Math) in Grade 8.
  • Advanced Regents Earth Science in Grade 8.
  • Science program is hands-on from Kindergarten through Grade 8.
  • Foreign Language: Choice of Latin or Spanish begin in Grade 5, taken through Grade 8.
  • On-line communication between parents and teachers.
  • Special programs such as Computers, Art, Music and Physical Education are taught weekly at each grade level.
  • Technology: Each classroom is wired for the internet; the junior high wing is wireless; computers in each classroom; two computer labs; iPad and Windows Tablet carts for every grade level; SMARTBoards™ in every classroom.
  • Music program begins in Kindergarten. Keyboarding instruction begins in Grade 2; recorders in Grade 3; percussion and wind instruments in the Grade 4; Suzuki string instruction at the Kindergarten level.
  • Bands/Strings: Beginning band, concert band, jazz band conducted by John Witmer. Suzuki strings ensemble led by Gretta Speller.
  • Boys and Girls Choirs offered in Grades 2-8.

Enrichment Programs at St. Gregory the Great School

Each semester a wide variety of enrichment activities are offered to the students after school. These include:

  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Karate
  • Pottery and Ceramics
  • Writing
  • Math Preparation
  • Spanish
  • Saints Alive!
  • Newspaper
  • Yoga
  • Rosary
  • Girls on the Run
  • Cooking
  • Just to name a few!