Parish 262-673-4831 School 262-673-3081

Enlightened by Faith, Enriched by Education

Curriculum

Relevance, Rigor, and Excellence


St. Kilian's curriculum provides sound academic preparation for high school with an ongoing effort to maintain its relevance, rigor, and excellence. St. Kilian School is an accredited Archdiocesan school, following a seven year evaluation cycle through diocese standards and WRISA (Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation). Each year curriculums are reviewed for content, outcomes, and assessments through an ongoing scope and sequence. Once the accreditation cycle is complete, we begin again so that every subject is updated in the process.

Each fine-tuned curriculum consists of a combination of our current St. Kilian documents, the Archdiocesan curriculum, and public school resources which are used as references. St. Kilian's curriculum is written in a point system so that it can be used by the classroom teacher as an assessment tool for textbook use and student achievement.
St. Kilian requires the following subjects at all grade levels, from 4K through 8th grade, unless otherwise noted:

  • Religion
  • Reading (Literature in 7th and 8th grade)
  • Language Arts (English, Spelling, Phonics, Handwriting, Speaking, Listening, and Writing)
  • Mathematics (Algebra in 8th grade)
  • Science
  • Social Studies (Political Science, Economics, History, Geography, Behavioral Sciences, Current Events, and Human Concerns)
  • Health
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Technology
  • Band (elective in 5th through 8th grades)
  • Forensics (elective in 7th and 8th grades)
  • Spanish (1st through 8th grades)

St. Kilian's Library Resource Center offers activities to enhance group and independent reading enjoyment. The library is open to junior high level students for independent research and reference work.

The computer technology curriculum, beginning in 4K, blends both educational and keyboarding programs. The computer science curriculum is developed to reinforce the learning experiences in the classroom.

St. Kilian's music program helps students establish a solid relationship with music. Included are the general music classes for kindergarten through 8th grade, and the opportunity to join the school band beginning in 5th grade. Our parish music director offers the opportunity for 1st through 8th graders to be part of our school's children's choir. These programs offers students an opportunity to grow in appreciation and skill in all types of music as part of this ever-growing program of specialized fine arts.

The art program provides students with a means to express their creativity as they explore a variety of media and techniques. They are introduced to the principles of composition with an emphasis on the elements of design. Students become aware of the role art has in their every-day lives.

Physical education, as an integral part of the education process, contributes to the total growth and development of the student through physical activity. This program maintains that each student is a unique individual with specific talents that need to be developed and respected. In addition to learning good health and exercise habits, students are instructed in the rules, skills, and strategies of several sports. They also participate in the "Jump Rope for Heart" program and the "Presidential Physical Fitness Award" program.