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We believe that the students of Maternity B.V.M. are unique individuals who approach learning through various cultural backgrounds, modes of development, and natural abilities. Class participation, class work and quality homework will enable the students to reach desired levels of achievement. 

Academics

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Preschool - Kindergarten

Early Childhood

Our early childhood classroom is designed to stimulate young minds with a variety of engaging activities, from arts and crafts to storytime and outdoor play. Our small group instruction with a 1:10 teacher to student ratio fosters a safe and nurturing environment for all students.

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First Grade - Fifth Grade

Elementary

Our elementary program is designed to foster a love of learning, encouraging curiosity and critical thinking skills. In addition to the core subjects, students have the opportunity to explore art, music, and physical education, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.

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Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade

Junior High

Our junior high students expand their academic career and realize their full potential as they engage in a variety of enriching activities and programs. As they progress through their studies, students build a strong foundation for future success, matriculating to Chicago’s top premier High Schools.

Our Curriculum Initiatives

Wit & Wisdom®

Wit & Wisdom is a K–8 English language arts curriculum that brings the rich content everyone loves into your child's classroom.  We believe that classrooms are places where students and teachers encounter wit, wisdom, wonder, rigor, and knowledge and that literature, history, art, and science all have a place in ELA instruction. Wit & Wisdom helps your student meet the expectations of the new standards while celebrating the joy of reading and writing. 

The Wit & Wisdom Curriculum emphasizes:

  • Uses diverse complex texts to build knowledge

  • Supports the needs of diverse learners

  • Invites families to engage with the content alongside their student

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Everyday Mathematics 

Everyday Mathematics is a research-based and field-tested curriculum that focuses on developing children’s understandings and skills in ways that produce life-long mathematical power.

The Everyday Mathematics curriculum emphasizes:

  • Use of concrete, real-life examples that are meaningful and memorable as an introduction to key mathematical concepts.

  • Repeated exposures to mathematical concepts and skills to develop children’s ability to recall knowledge from long-term memory.

  • Frequent practice of basic computation skills to build mastery of procedures and quick recall of facts, often through games and verbal exercises.

  • Use of multiple methods and problem-solving strategies to foster true proficiency and accommodate different learning styles.

Each grade of the Everyday Mathematics curriculum is carefully designed to build and expand a student’s mathematical proficiency and understanding.

F&P Text Level Gradient™

Reading is a complex process starting from early behaviors and progressing to handle more challenging texts. The F&P Text Level Gradient™ helps track reader progress. It is a key tool for selecting books for small-group reading instruction by Fountas and Pinnell. Their goal is to guide children to independently navigate texts of similar difficulty levels. Guided reading aims to lead children to tackle grade-appropriate complex texts by starting at a level where they can succeed and gradually increasing difficulty.

Read more at fountasandpinnell.com

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FOSS® Science Systems

FOSS, the Full Option Science System, is America's most awarded and most adopted science curriculum. FOSS is proven to effectively engage all students by inviting them to interact with observable phenomena, a teaching philosophy subsequently codified with the arrival of NGSS. This active learning philosophy has turned two million students and 100,000 teachers into hands-on active investigators of scientific phenomena, not just passive spectators. It's how FOSS makes science accessible and equitable to every student in every classroom for grades pre-K through 8. FOSS is recognized today by experts and organizations across the country for its proven quality, rigor, support, and effectiveness.

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