♦ All classes have daily religion instruction.
♦ Each classroom in the Early Childhood Center is staffed with a teacher, and a teacher’s assistant is allotted where enrollment dictates.
♦ The Preschool classes offers two options – a half day session from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and a full day session from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Children must be age 3 by September 1st to be eligible for the Preschool 3 class and age 4 as of September 1st to be eligible for the Preschool 4 class.♦ The Preschool classes offer drop off beginning at 7:30 am and these students are eligible for the Extended Day Program until 6:00 pm.
♦ Preschool classes have each of the following Co-curricular classes scheduled once per week: Art, Spanish, Music, and Physical Education. These classes are generally scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; individual student participation will depend on the Preschool schedule selected.
♦ St. Gregory the Great has Kindergarten classes with a maximum enrollment of 22 students. Depending on the Kindergarten enrollment, there are either two or three Kindergarten classes formed each year. It offers a full day session only from 8:05 am to 2:30 pm. Children must be age 5 as of September 1st to be eligible for enrollment.
♦ The Kindergarten program implements the current guidelines developed under the direction of the Department of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Trenton. Teachers also strengthen skills of the kindergarten child through developmentally appropriate activities for the various learning styles and individual abilities of the students.
♦ Academy grades Preschool through 3 currently have a cluster of iPads for use during appropriate classroom instruction, such as Center Time. In today's digital world, classroom usage of technology to augment student learning, increase engagement, and enhance higher level thinking skills is critical. St. Gregory the Great Academy is on the forefront of implementing technologies that will deliver a long-term academic advantage to its students.
♦ Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade explore rhythm, harmony, melody and dynamics through song, dance, instrument playing, and skits through a weekly music class.
♦ For physical education, students learn the fundamentals of rhythmic movements, creative play, dance, body imagery, and locomotor, manipulative and non-manipulative skills, which help to develop fine and gross motor movement in weekly classes.
♦ St. Gregory the Great Academy introduces students to the Spanish language with a focus on listening and speaking skills beginning in Preschool.
♦ Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade have each of the following Co-curricular classes scheduled once per week: Art, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Library, Technology, and biweekly Science Lab.
♦ St. Gregory the Great Academy employs two full-time Resource Room teachers who plan and implement alternative reading and writing programs for qualifying students in Grades K and 1. The Resource Room covers the same essential Language Arts curriculum at each grade level as instruction in the regular classroom does, but does so using alternative methods in small student groupings.