Our Lady of Grace School is committed to the essential characteristics and performance benchmarks of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Our school has a rigorous curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The curriculum fosters the spiritual and intellectual growth of our students, ensuring that New York State Standards are met, as well as exceeded, with additional diocesan performance objectives.
We use school-wide assessment methods and practices to document student learning and program effectiveness. The administration and staff are dedicated to the academic success of all students, frequently analyzing standardized test results, as well as classroom formative and summative assessments, in order to plan, monitor and evaluate student performance on a continuous basis.
Our Lady of Grace School provides programs and services aligned with its mission to enrich the academic program and support the development of student and family life. Music, Physical Education, Art and Technology Instruction, as well as an array of after-school opportunities, complement our rigorous academic program. Parents have access to our Cornerstone Online Information System, which provides full access to their child’s attendance and grades.
The Archdiocese of New York has created Common Core Learning Standards Parent Matrices in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. These parent matrices are tools that Our Lady of Grace School parents can use to help support student learning. They list and explain all of the standards your child should master at his/her grade level and offer suggested activities and resources you can use to support your child’s learning at home.