New Catholic Classical Curriculum

The transitional plan for migrating current curriculum from St. Mark Parish School to the new educational platform begins with an updated school name; now called St. Mark Catholic Classical School. 


Faculty and staff will meet in June for two days and map out the enhanced educational plan for Fall 2020 school year.   Part of that preparation includes a three day online conference in July with the Institute for Liberal Education. Colleen Richards who presented to faculty and parents in February, to give an overview of Catholic Classical education, will return in August for a two day workshop to train and assist in curriculum transitions.  The classical tradition nourishes the human soul, inspires the intellect, and is grounded in virtues and values.

Year 1: 

  •     Latin instruction kindergarten - 8th grade
  •     History/religion and literature integration
  •     Teaching mimetic lessons

Year 2: 

  •     Integration of music and art
  •     Beautify hallways and common areas with beautiful art
  •     Math curriculum updated

Year 3: 

  •     Science integration
  •     Weaving together the threads of disciplines


Each grade level focuses on a specific time frame in history. 

Preschool: Introducing the Bible-Ms. taught by both Eamaer McGuigan/Mrs. Marcella Little

Kindergarten: The Cradle of Civilization Year taught by Mrs. Julie Pinard

First Grade: The Greek Year taught by Ms. Nicola Beard

Second Grade: The Roman Year taught by Mrs. Elizabeth McAllister

Third Grade: The Medieval Year taught by Mr. Joe DiAte

Fourth Grade: The Modern Year taught by Ms. Pauline Storino

Fifth Grade: The American Year taught by Ms. Yvette Herra 

Sixth Grade: The Ancient Year taught by Mr. Tom Doran

Seventh/Eighth: The Christendom Year taught by Ms. Paula Van Hollebeke


History books, classical literature, Theology of the Body, and a Latin curriculum will be new for Fall 2020.


Prayers in Latin:

Sign of the Cross - In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen


Glory Be - Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Sritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculrum. Amen.


Hail Mary - Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominu tecum. Benedicta tu I mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen