St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy Recognize your Significance, Seize your Opportunities

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Academic Overview

Academic excellence is the pursuit of knowledge and skills that help every student succeed in college and career.  Our WCEA accredited academic program is designed to prepare students for the 21st century economy while instilling core values and skills such as honesty, integrity, determination, and grit. 

As a college preparatory school, curriculum is designed to be rigorous and relevant.  Teachers are trained on the tenets of the 21st century learning framework of the 4C's: Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.  Our culturally responsive pedagogy enables teachers to engage learners to ensure that all students learn at high levels.  

 

  Quick Facts

  • Student Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Average class size is 20 - 25 students
  • Faculty members possess bachelor's degrees in their academic discipline 
  • Faculty members have master's degrees or credentials or both
  • Professional Learning Communities:  Our faculty functions as a professional learning community with teachers working together to discuss curriculum and effective instructional delivery
  • Faculty members attend ongoing Professional Development Workshops and Seminars.  Some examples are:  STEM Learning, ADLA Core Instructional Practices, Gilder Lehrman Literacy (Social Science Teachers), and AP Instruction courses.  
  • Faculty and Staff in-house Professional Development includes:  MakerSpace Labs by T4T.org, Steverson & Associates Learning Professional Development, and Google Apps for Education.
  • Our Schedule includes all six classes on Red, Grey, & Black Days (55 minute courses) and Block Schedule, fewer classes for longer periods of time, on Block A and Block B Days (75 minute courses).