Curriculum

The Saint Anthony School Curriculum supports the mission and philosophy of the school. Please contact Saint Anthony’s or call 214.443.1227 with any questions or for a tour of the school. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (upper right hand corner of the page) or check out the background on school life. We have two summer study camps available, see the summer study camp page for more details and registration. We also offer before and after care.

The Lower School

The lower school at St. Anthony’s is comprised of grades K-five where each student’s curriculum is individualized based on academic and cognitive testing. Learning styles are identified and an individual plan is created. Academic weaknesses are remedied using a multi-sensory approach to learning; gifted students enjoy a program of academic enrichment. All students at The St. Anthony School participate in social skills classes and the therapeutic activities which sets St. Anthony’s apart from any other school. Lower school students enjoy instruction is such areas as:

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  • Research Techniques
  • Expressive Writing
  • Drama (click here to learn more)
  • Science and Social Studies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literature/reading Improvement
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Annual Achievement Testing

The Upper School

The Upper School at St. Anthony’s includes grades six through twelve. After testing, our students are placed in an individualized curriculum based on abilities and academic needs. Social skills and esteem building in this unique therapeutic environment remain a top priority. Our College Preparatory Program employs rigorous academics and an enriched curriculum that develops skills necessary to succeed in a traditional college setting and includes:

  1. Competence in reading, oral and communication skills according to individual ability.
  2. Competence in basic analytical and reasoning skills, including a knowledge of mathematics and science concepts.
  3. An understanding of and commitment to the American concept of a democratic society and the institutions, traditions, and values upholding that society.
  4. An appreciation and acceptance of the rights, duties, and responsibilities inherent in membership in a democratic society.
  5. Skills necessary for the acquisition of knowledge.
  6. Self-discipline.
  7. Self-esteem and a positive, realistic, self-image.
  8. Communication skills necessary to function effectively in our environment.
  9. Sound emotional, mental, and physical health practices.
  10. An appreciation of aesthetic values and growth in creative interests.
  11. An understanding and appreciation of our social heritage and acceptance of responsibility for evaluating and contributing to it.
  12. The ability to examine available information, to distinguish fact from opinion, and to think objectively and critically.
  13. Knowledge and practices to help conserve the environment.
  14. An understanding of world history and affairs.
  15. Sound moral and ethical values that serve as guides to desirable conduct in personal, family, and community living.
  16. An understanding that education is a continuing life process.

Work/Study Curriculum

The Work/Study Program is typically open to selected eleventh and twelfth grade students. It is designed to develop both vocational and independent living skills necessary for success after high school graduation and includes:

  1. Career Exploration
  2. Social Skills
  3. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  4. Reading
  5. Practical Mathematics
  6. Expressive Writing
  7. Community Service
  8. Annual Achievement Testing

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