♦ All classes have daily religion instruction. Students in the second grade prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Students receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation regularly once they receive these sacraments for the first time in Grade Two. Adoration with Solemn Benediction, Stations of the Cross, the May Crowning, and the Advent Jesse Tree are part of the prayer life of the entire Academy.
♦ Students in second to fourth 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.
♦ For students in Grades 2 and 3, St. Gregory the Great continues the introduction of the Spanish language with a focus on listening and speaking skills. Students in Grade 4 advance in language development, adding the reading and writing components of Spanish.
♦ Students have a regularly scheduled library period, instructing them in library and research skills. This class incorporates the standards found in the Language Arts curriculum, as well as supplementary materials.
♦ All students in grades 4-8 have an account on the Academy’s Google Apps domain. This account enables students to collaborate on assignments electronically, submit assignments and receive teacher feedback electronically, and utilize a closed email system to share assignments. As textbooks come up for refreshment/replacement, the physical books will be replaced with electronic books in the grades where Chromebooks are implemented on a one-on-one basis.
♦ 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 2 through 4. 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.