Curriculum

The following subjects are taught in the Los Angeles Archdiocesan schools: Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, and Physical Education. St. John Fisher School also teaches Spanish and Computers.

In order to provide our students with a Catholic education of the highest quality, St. John Fisher School strives to meet all curriculum standards at the State and Archdiocesan levels. This is done through the faculty’s annual assessment of current textbooks, supplemental materials, technological advances, and academic achievement, at each grade level.

​The assessment of each child is taken seriously and plotted against the state standards of each grade level. Promotion of students to the next grade level is contingent upon the successful completion of the current academic grade level standards. The curriculum academic standards for our School, as well as the State Framework and Standards for each grade level, are available for review in each classroom and the School office.

HOW TO APPLY

Come visit St. John Fisher School by contacting the school office at 310-377-2800.  Applications available from the school office or you can download the application here.  Please also feel free to contact the Principal Mrs. Anne-Marie Hudani at principal@sjf.org with any questions.

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

FAITH IS CENTRAL to all learning that takes place at St. John Fisher School.  Our Transitional Kindergarten class will be fully involved in the school faith community with TK students attending Mass & prayer services and participating in school-wide service projects.  The goal of TK is to provide a fun, positive, small group setting that encourages a love of learning, develops a sense of community, and prepares your child for Kindergarten in a faith-filled environment.

Download our TK Brochure here.

A strong core curriculum in accord with standards set by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

TK SCHOOL DAY HOURS

  • 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • 7:00am – 8:00pm morning care available
  • 3:15pm – 6:00pm after care available

TK AGES

Recommended entry age for TK is four by October 1.  TK is the first year of a two year program so that students will be six years of age by October 1 of First Grade.

TK TUITION

  • GENERAL FEE $700.  Includes books, health services, student insurance, computer fee, SchoolSpeak, earthquake / disaster fee, art materials (non-refundable)
  • PTA FEE $50 Per family, covers cost for phone directory, hospitality and Christmas luncheon.
  • TUITION (FIVE DAY TK) $6500 / year
  • MORNING CARE 7:00am – 8:00am $7 per day
  • AFTER SCHOOL CARE 3:15pm – 6:00pm $200 / month or $8 /  hour

KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

  • FAITH CONTENT
    • Traditional and familiar prayers, Mass once a week with Big Buddies
  • SPELLING & LANGUAGE
    • Phonemic and Sound-Symbol Awareness, letter recognition, builds foundational spelling and language skills
    • Story retelling, oral vocabulary, phonics, fluency, comprehension, high-frequency words, and writing.
  • MATHEMATICS TOPICS
    • Geometry and Patterns, Comparing Numbers 0-31, Graphs/Tables/Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, Money, Time, Measurement, and Numbers to 100
  • TEXT-BASED COMPREHENSION
    • Compare and Contrast, Plot, Cause and Effect, Draw Conclusions, Main Idea
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    • Twice a week
  • COMPUTER SKILLS
  • ART
    • Variety of genres

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONS IN MANY SUBJECT AREAS
  • RELIGION
    • Interactive textbooks
    • Advent and Lenten Interactive booklets in grades 2-3
    • Weekly magazines in all grades that focuses on the upcoming Sunday Gospel
    • Second Step – activities in the classroom to encourage social-emotional development in making friends, managing emotions, and solving problems
    • Family Life
  • READING
    • Aligns with the Common Core standards
    • Writers’ Workshop in Fifth Grade
    • Spelling
    • Handwriting and Cursive
    • English Grammar and Writing
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Aligns with the Common Core standards
  • Reinforcement activities online and in supplementary materials
  • SCIENCE
    • Hands on Science experiments and activities
    • Science Lab
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • Typing is taught
    • Word, Power Point, and Excel is introduced and reinforced through research projects
    • Coding is introduced
  • MUSIC
  • P.E.
  • SPANISH
  • SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

  • MATHEMATICS
    • Differentiated classes allow students to learn at their own pace
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Grammar-based writing instruction, dedicated vocabulary textbook, challenging literature curriculum includes Shakespeare, classics
  • FOEREIGN LANGUAGE
    • Spanish
  • RELIGION
    • Daily instruction with focus on Scripture in grade eight
  • SCIENCE
    • NEW lab allows for hands-on instruction, STEM focus
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Current events, comprehensive instruction at all grade levels, updated textbook series allows for integration of technology
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • Incorporated into all subjects, dedicated Computer lab for coding, 3-D printer, robotics
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    • Twice weekly, emphasis on physical fitness, beginning sports instruction
  • MUSIC
    • Weekly instruction in music composition, choral practice