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Our Learning Approach

At St. Mary Orthodox Christian School, we take pride in our innovative and holistic learning approach that is designed to nurture the minds, hearts, and spirits of our students. Our educational philosophy goes beyond textbooks and classrooms; it's about fostering a lifelong love for learning, instilling values, and empowering students to become critical thinkers, compassionate individuals, and responsible global citizens. Our learning approach is rooted in personalized education, hands-on experiences, and a commitment to providing a well-rounded education that prepares students not only for academic success but for a meaningful and purposeful life beyond our school walls.

At the core of exceptional education lies our commitment to crafting a personalized and immersive learning journey for every child. We tirelessly work to cater to their distinct cognitive, social, and emotional requirements, ensuring that each student flourishes. Our small classroom sizes guarantee that each child enjoys abundant one-on-one interaction with their dedicated teachers. St. Mary OCS purposefully restricts class sizes to a maximum of 12 students, enabling the pursuit of passion projects, targeted acceleration or remediation efforts, and the creation of a genuinely tailored curriculum that ignites the students' thirst for knowledge.

Why We Stand Out

Through their educational journey at St. Mary OCS, students are instilled with a profound understanding of seeing God's presence in every facet of life. This spiritual connection is nurtured through daily immersion in religious studies that permeate all subject areas. Furthermore, students engage in daily morning devotions, classroom prayer meetings, quarterly Liturgies, and verse memorizations, allowing them to continuously embrace God's teachings.
At St. Mary OCS, our approach fosters the development of a profound biblical worldview. In Language Arts, students are immersed in Bible stories, in Science, they explore God's creation, and in Social Studies, they delve into the rich tapestry of Church history. This holistic educational experience ensures that our students grow not only academically but also spiritually, deepening their faith and understanding of God's divine presence in the world.

Students at St. Mary Orthodox Christian School benefit from specialized teachers who excel in their respective fields. Our specialized educators strive to go beyond the realm of traditional teaching by offering their subject area expertise. This specialization empowers them to grasp the comprehensive scope of the curriculum and, consequently, enables them to provide targeted remediation or acceleration opportunities for their students.

In addition to our dedicated specialized teachers for core subjects, students at St. Mary Orthodox Christian School enjoy a wide range of electives, which contribute to their lifelong educational journey. This diversity includes daily immersive Spanish lessons, engaging music and art classes, as well as regular physical education sessions. Furthermore, our students have the opportunity to explore organized sports like soccer, basketball, track and field, and much more, ensuring a well-rounded and holistic educational experience, as they discover and build their individual strengths and abilities. 

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