The Holy Redeemer School curriculum is an evolving, living document. We seek to honor and worship God in all we do. For specific information in each content area, please click on a link below. This is a work in progress. We will continue to add content areas. Please check back soon.
The ability to communicate clearly is essential to our everyday lives. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are necessary tools for learning, for success in the workplace, for enriching and expanding our lives, and for responsible citizenship. Therefore, we need a strong Language Arts program that helps the students use their formal educational experience to become fluent readers, writers and speakers.
The library media center of Holy Redeemer School is more than a repository of reading, reference material and computers. It is an expression of the spirit and mission of the school. It is a special place for the student to stimulate curiosity; gather materials for inspiration, insight, information and entertaining; and develop the skills and attitudes that encourage a lifelong love of books and learning.
The Holy Redeemer School K-8 Mathematics curriculum strives to provide a coherent, systematic, and thorough approach to numbers for all learners to grasp. Students are guided to develop and encouraged to challenge their skills in logic, reasoning, and problem-solving; as well as building and maintaining a firm knowledge of mathematical skills and concepts.
At Holy Redeemer School, the study of music is a performing, creating, and responding experience; based on the Minnesota State and Diocesan Standards. Music students honor God by using their musical talent for praise and self-improvement. Students also learn appreciation for other people, cultures, and history by experiencing different types of music. Each student’s talents are strengthened through practice, perseverance, a sense of camaraderie and unity of purpose.
Physical education is a sequential education program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes necessary to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles. It provides equal opportunity for students to create, learn, enjoy, and participate in skill development through a wide variety of physical activities that have lifelong value. These activities should be designed to contribute to good physical, mental, social, and emotional health.
We believe that each student is a child of God, made in His image, loved by Him so greatly that He gave His Son for us. Students are instructed in fundamental Catholic Christian beliefs and are called to put those beliefs into practice. Students are challenged to examine and grow in their faith through honor, service and discipline to enhance their personal walk with Christ.
At Holy Redeemer School, we believe science is a way of thinking about and understanding the world in which we live. We value the gift of life and the revelation of God in creation. Science involves experiences and opportunities that encourage students’ curiosity, creativity, objectivity, and persistence. As educators, we incorporate the teachings of the Catholic Faith within our science curriculum. Through meaningful and relevant experiences, the building blocks for successful thinking and problem solving are achieved in and out of the classroom. These skills create an environment in which students discover their strengths and form an understanding resulting in learning that lasts a lifetime.
Social studies instruction at Holy Redeemer School is built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church and the most current standards presented by the State of Minnesota. At Holy Redeemer School this curriculum begins by ensuring students understand God as the creator and their place in salvation history. The social curriculum includes the study of civics, economics, geography and history, as well as the themes of Catholic Social teaching. This instruction is intended to prepare the students of Holy Redeemer School to become responsible, engaged citizens for today and the future, whose Catholic values infuse their social knowledge and skills, as well as their commitment to democratic values.
The Spanish curriculum spans all nine years of education at Holy Redeemer School, giving continuity and practice to every age, so that each student has a solid base of knowledge in Spanish upon leaving this school. This knowledge includes the ability to read, write and speak basic Spanish; a further understanding of the makeup of languages; and an appreciation for the history and culture of Spanish speaking communities.
We envision our students as productive, responsible, faith-filled citizens in a global and ever changing society. Students are instructed how to use technology in integrated ways for the purposes of learning, problem solving, research, academic projects, communication and collaboration. Students are challenged to practice Catholic Christian values and beliefs while accessing the nearly limitless amount of information in our global society.
The Visual Arts Curriculum is based on the Minnesota Standards for Visual Arts. These standards aid the student to develop skills of observation, interpretation, evaluation and creation of the visual arts. Through examination of their own work and that of others, students will learn to unravel the essence of artwork and appraise its purpose and value. Through these standards, students begin to understand the meaning and impact of the visual world in which they live.