St. Anthony Catholic School is a private parochial elementary school located in Madison, Mississippi, serving families in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade (PK4-6th). Our curriculum is built around the academic standards established by the Diocese of Jackson Office of Catholic Education. These standards set high expectations while remaining developmentally appropriate. Our curriculum meets or exceeds the rigor of state and national standards and our standards are aligned with a variety of resources to ensure college and career readiness. St. Anthony Catholic School is a model school for the Whole Schools Arts Initiative. Arts integration is infused in our students’ learning on a daily basis at all grade levels. Emphasizing the whole child, our curriculum is taught in the light of Catholic faith, integrating body, mind and spirit; and challenging each child to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing environment.
Class Size & Curriculum: Our Holistic Approach
The small class sizes at St. Anthony Catholic School allow for teachers to know each student as an individual — how they learn best and what interests them. Our core curriculum is infused with the arts and allows creativity while learning in the subject areas of religion, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, Spanish, art, music, computer, and Latin..
From the over-achieving scholar to the competitive athlete, our goal is for all students to complete their academic expectations with confidence. Believing that every child is unique, we focus on each child’s individual strengths, needs and gifts. Emphasizing the whole child, our curriculum is taught in the light of Catholic faith, integrating body, mind and spirit; and challenging each child to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing environment.
Excellence in Education: Testing Philosophy
In order for our students to excel in their future, St. Anthony Catholic School teaches both the state and national curriculum framework for essential skills at each grade level. Furthermore, each fall the school tests students in Grade 3 through Grade 6 utilizing the Pearson ACT Aspire Assessment. The ACT Aspire will give instructors important information that will allow them to determine how your child is progressing at their current grade level, as well as along their overall path toward future college and career readiness. ACT Aspire will tell the teacher which important skills, abilities, and knowledge your student has now, and which ones still need to be learned in order to be successful in school in the future. ACT Aspire will help your child’s teacher understand where your child is succeeding, as well as where extra help or academic focus is needed. ACT Aspire will also provide specific suggestions for improving skills. Click ACT Aspire for more information.
Expanding Horizons Learning
At St. Anthony Catholic School, learning is not limited to a chair and a desk. Developmentally appropriate learning experiences such as educational field trips, cultural programs, as well as participation of parents and professionals in classroom presentations and programs, enhance the education of our students. Daily infusion of technology and the arts is fundamental to our curriculum.