Education: Elementary: St. Louis Grade School | High School: Archbishop Prendergast High School | College: Chestnut Hill College; St. Joseph University
Following strict Archdiocesan guidelines, we enroll qualified students in Grade 4 into the Honors Math Program. The Archdiocese, after perusing our submitted data, dictates who may enter the local school program.
Starting in Grade 5, these students commence a fast-paced relevant and rigorous curriculum which spirals through Grade 8. Their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are consistently hewn and challenged. Common Core material, interlaced with Algebra and Geometry, is presented, absorbed, and applied in Grades 5 and 6.
Beginning in Grade 7, an assiduous approach to both Pre-Algebra and Algebra I is maintained, developed, and escalated through the end of Grade 8. Throughout their four active years in the program, the students work in collaborative settings, participate in both on-line and paper Math contests, and design and deliver Math presentations while employing various aspects of highly-skilled technology. In Grade 8, the students complete a 12-part on-line Math course created by the Acuity Company. This culminates with their taking an Algebra I Proficiency Exam which determines their high school tracking.