Our day-to-day emphasis in and out of the classroom focuses on our students’ development as middle schoolers and on their preparedness as they look ahead to high school and college. We integrate all components of students’ growth as young men and women– the academic, the social, the physical, the spiritual, and the emotional–for each academic class and program. Our core curriculum in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies for all grades are based on the content standards for Pennsylvania. Teachers utilize core-curriculum adoptions to offer challenging opportunities for students to work in collaborative student groups to solve real-world problems, to utilize their critical thinking skills, and to apply their learning to their own lives and interests.
All students in all grades are responsible for seven (7) graded subjects each week, including Art, Religion, Music, Physical Education, and Computer Science. Students are responsible for completing homework assignments each night, for an average cumulative daily homework load of between one and a half and two hours.
The following subject areas are taught at NativityMiguel School of Scranton: Art, Computer Science, High School Seminar (7th and 8th only), Language Arts, Literature and Reading, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religion*, Science, Social Studies, and Strings (5th and 6th only).
*Religion is required each year for students who attend NativityMiguel School of Scranton. All students must participate in religion classes and services. Prayer experiences and retreats are part of the curriculum. Students are present for and participate in these experiences.