The curriculum at Xavier Catholic School is designed to lead students to a positive self-image, integration of faith and life, service to others, and the development of life skills in a Catholic atmosphere. The complete curriculum and standards can be found at www.archkckcs.org.
Xavier Catholic School, as an Archdiocesan school, aligns its curriculum with the standards provided by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
At Xavier, preschool through 4th grades offer a self-contained program. Grades 5-8 offer a traveling program. Progressive Spanish instruction is given to students in grades K-8. Band is offered to students in grades 5-8. Music is offered preschool-8. Study skills instruction is integrated in all subject areas and promotes college and career readiness. A progressive technology curriculum ensures students are learning 21st Century skills that are needed to be successful in the future.
Xavier Catholic School’s curriculum is not derived from Common Core Standards. Common Core provides us a guide to where students’ learning should be by the end of each grade level. The curriculum of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas goes beyond the minimum requirements of the state of Kansas and Common Core Standards because it is grounded in our Catholic faith. Our Catholic school hold high academic expectations for all students and assist students in meeting these expectations by offering a rigorous curriculum that reflects the Catholic intellectual tradition and worldview across the disciplines.
Catholic schools provide opportunities for students to begin their lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ by teaching about Him, providing opportunities to witness Him and open their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit so that they serve God as they journey to the fullness of eternal life. “As human persons created in the image and likeness of God, we are called to join in the intellectual journey to find the truth, that leads us to God, because God is the absolute truth. God continues to be present in the Church as her members contemplate the great things God has done through his Son by the power of the Holy Spirit for the salvation of all people.” (USCCB) Ultimately, knowing and loving Jesus as a personal friend will lead students to eternal life.
Students are challenged to understand how concepts are integrated across academic disciplines through the lens of our Catholic world view. Teachers use the Bible, lives of the saints, documents of the Church and other materials from an appropriate Church authority as resources to teach our faith as well as the skills of reading, writing, mathematics, and other content areas.