Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary School at 605 Hill N Dale Drive, Lexington, KY 40503 US - Elementary Program
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School
Elementary (1st - 5th) Program
Educating children in the Catholic Church’s teachings is the primary role of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School. The first through fifth grades offer a high-quality traditional curriculum in a Christ-centered environment. Catholic Identity is nurtured throughout the year with daily morning and afternoon prayer and participation in weekly Masses. Other Liturgical and Eucharistic celebrations including Benediction and Rosary Services are offered throughout the year.
In the Elementary Program, each classroom is staffed by a certified teacher and our first grade classrooms include half-day Instructional Assistants. Most of our elementary teachers hold Masters Degrees in Elementary Education with the other teachers working towards their graduate degrees.
Students at Mary Queen are immersed in a language-rich, integrated curriculum that is characterized by developmentally appropriate lessons and activities, flexible grouping, children as decision makers, writing across the curriculum, and child-centered teaching that respects individual differences. Critical thinking and questioning skills are nurtured through the use of a variety of assessment techniques, both authentic and traditional, to help make judgments concerning individual needs and for future planning. Understanding that these are the transition years between the primary grades and middle school, attention is also paid to providing experiences that encourage growth in responsibility and independence.
The Elementary Core Curriculum is comprehensive and age appropriate. The language arts curriculum includes many types of literature with skills being introduced in context and practiced in authentic settings. Students explore the writers' craft both to learn basic skills in grammar and writing and also to become more critical readers.
The Elementary Math Curriculum is based in Everyday Math, a spiraling curriculum which both introduces new concepts while reinforcing prior knowledge. Students explore concepts using manipulatives and hands-on activities and apply those concepts in problem solving. Computation is emphasized to develop and refine basic math skills, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents are explored with attention given both to skills in calculation and problem solving.
In social studies, the elementary students progress from the knowledge of their immediate environment to a regional, national and global awareness. In science, the students learn to use the Scientific Method to explore earth, life, chemical, and physical science. Art, music, computer technology, library, and physical education are all offered once a week. Students in the fifth grade have the option of playing in the school band. Guidance class is offered once every two weeks. Spanish is offered twice a week.