Santa Teresita School provides the kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum adopted by the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The curriculum covers the following subjects: religion, reading, language, spelling, handwriting, mathematics (including 7th and 8th grade pre-algebra and algebra), science, social studies, art, music and physical education. The school provides all textbooks and workbooks for students.
We set high standards for students in the completion and quality of their assignments that we hope will ultimately lead to academic achievement in high school and in college. To help all students to be successful, we strive to meet the needs of children with varied learning needs.
Parents/guardians who feel that their student may need a minor adjustment to enable him/her to participate in the general education curriculum of the school are encouraged to consult the student’s teacher and the principal to determine how best to meet the student’s needs. In addition, the Title I supplementary literacy program is administered by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for students who meet the program criteria for additional learning assistance. Tutoring and further academic assistance is provided through Project THINK, the after-school homework club. Teachers also schedule certain days after school for tutoring, and can provided interested parents with recommendations of community resources for additional tutoring.
Physical Education Program
All students participate in physical education classes. Keeping in line with our mission to provide students with a well-rounded education, Santa Teresita School provides a physical education program that aims to strengthen the connection between mind and body, and encourage healthy behaviors.
Enhancing Learning through Technology
Thanks to the generosity of donors who assist us in enhancing instruction and student learning through technology, Santa Teresita School provides computers and a Wi-Fi environment for teachers and students access in the classroom and library. Computers are available to students in each classroom and in the library. We constantly seek opportunities and funding to improve technology in the classroom through advances such as educational software, digital boards, multimedia projectors, document cameras, and other tools that aid in the educational process.