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 in the Middle School.
We also offer the following enrichment programs: Computer Technology, Library, Music, Field Trips, and Family Life.
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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
As a Catholic school, St. John Fisher focuses on providing religious education for all students. Daily prayer, weekly and monthly Mass, penance services during Advent and Lent, the May Crowning, and the celebration of Feast Days are an important part of the School curriculum.
Christian Service is taught and practiced at all grade levels. Grades 2 - 8 are required to complete and document Christian service projects. Annually, the following number of hours must be completed for each grade:
Grades 2 - 3 five hours
Grades 4 - 5 ten hours
Grades 6 - 8 twenty hours
In second grade, Catholic students prepare for their first reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Parents whose children are preparing for these sacraments are required to attend special meetings to support their children in these blessed events. The Parish Religious Education Department sends information regarding these meetings.
FAMILY PRESENCE AT WEEKLY MASS
As a Catholic School we recognize that a prime opportunity for parent-directed religious education is participation in Saturday evening / Sunday Mass. As a parish school, we find that weekly Mass participation provides a tremendous opportunity for community building in a Christ-centered environment. It is therefore essential to our mission as Catholic School educators in partnership with parents that families attend Mass on a weekly basis, and that parents attentively provide example/ assistance to their children in developing habits of active participation in Mass.