Parent-Student Handbook


The St. Louis faculty and staff are committed to the excellence of your child’s spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth. Please download and review the Parent-Student Handbook to learn more.

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Preschool Handbook


Our Early Childhood Center (PK-K) is where our youngest Cardinals are prepared for the 'big school'! Please download and review our Preschool Handbook to learn more about our program.

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Parent-Student Handbook


The St. Louis faculty and staff are committed to the excellence of your child’s spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth. Please download and review the Parent-Student Handbook to learn more.

Download Parent-Student Handbook

Preschool Handbook


Our Early Childhood Center (PK-K) is where our youngest Cardinals are prepared for the 'big school'! Please download and review our Preschool Handbook to learn more about our program.

Download Preschool Handbook


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Junior High.




The junior high at St. Louis is designed to foster academic success at the next level, thus preparing our students for a college-preparatory high school program. In 2013, St. Louis opened our junior high wing on the east side of the main school building. The junior high expansion houses eight new classrooms, science lab, music studio, learning lab and distance learning center. This new expansion, coupled with our ONE-TO-ONE laptop program, increased technology, and strong academic curriculum enhances the academic rigor presented to each student.

The junior high students participate in a rotating block schedule in which they switch classes each period of the day. Students receive instruction in the core curriculum subjects of religion, math, social studies, science, Spanish, English, and literature. Honors level courses are offered in math and language arts.


There is a strong infusion of technology across the curriculum, including a one to one laptop program , and an emphasis on STEM education. This commitment to STEM education ensures that students are ready to meet the rigors of a 21st century learner. Additional offerings for the junior high student include art, music, and physical education. All students meet weekly with the school counselor as part of our advising program.

The academic foundations at St. Louis are grounded in the tenets of our Catholic faith. There is a strong focus on developing each individual’s faith journey and an emphasis on serving others through community service. We believe a strong and well-rounded education that encompasses a student’s faith formation and academic excellence is vital to developing the skills that our students will carry throughout life.


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Junior High.




The junior high at St. Louis is designed to foster academic success at the next level, thus preparing our students for a college-preparatory high school program. In 2013, St. Louis opened our junior high wing on the east side of the main school building. The junior high expansion houses eight new classrooms, science lab, music studio, learning lab and distance learning center. This new expansion, coupled with our ONE-TO-ONE laptop program, increased technology, and strong academic curriculum enhances the academic rigor presented to each student.


The junior high students participate in a rotating block schedule in which they switch classes each period of the day. Students receive instruction in the core curriculum subjects of religion, math, social studies, science, Spanish, English, and literature. Honors level courses are offered in math and language arts.


There is a strong infusion of technology across the curriculum, including a one to one laptop program , and an emphasis on STEM education. This commitment to STEM education ensures that students are ready to meet the rigors of a 21st century learner. Additional offerings for the junior high student include art, music, and physical education. All students meet weekly with the school counselor as part of our advising program.

The academic foundations at St. Louis are grounded in the tenets of our Catholic faith. There is a strong focus on developing each individual’s faith journey and an emphasis on serving others through community service. We believe a strong and well-rounded education that encompasses a student’s faith formation and academic excellence is vital to developing the skills that our students will carry throughout life.


Profile of
a Graduate.



St. Louis Catholic School has a rich tradition of educating students dating back to 1957. Many St. Louis students are legacies to the school when they begin. During these young, formative years it is crucial for a strong base of character and faith to be built, and in this area, St. Louis excels.

01A graduate of St. Louis will exhibit an understanding of the Catholic faith, through the demonstration of a moral and spiritual code of conduct, generous gifts of stewardship with their time, talent and treasure, and an expression of their faith in God through Catholic worship and prayer.

02A graduate of St. Louis School will recognize their responsibility to serve the Church and their community. Our students are encouraged to participate in the church youth group which deepens spiritual formation, through mission work and other activities. They realize that they are accountable for their actions, and that they should make a lifelong commitment to serving others. They are aware of the diversity within our community and that they must always strive to aid in the welfare of others.

03A graduate of St. Louis School is proficient in STEM skills and will demonstrate critical thinking to solve problems independently and as a member of a group. Our students are well prepared for the next level in a college preparatory secondary school.

04A graduate of St. Louis School is able to work cohesively with and show respect for others.  Upon graduation, our students will display effective oral and written communication skills necessary for success in today’s society.

05A graduate of St. Louis School has been exposed to team and individual sports of all varieties, academic clubs, scouts, the arts and many other enrichment activities.


During their time here, St. Louis students more resemble a family than just a school, as lasting friendships are formed in our nurturing environment.  

St. Louis School graduates will succeed in life as productive, educated and well rounded members of society.

Profile of
a Graduate.



St. Louis Catholic School has a rich tradition of educating students dating back to 1957. Many St. Louis students are legacies to the school when they begin. During these young, formative years it is crucial for a strong base of character and faith to be built, and in this area, St. Louis excels.

01A graduate of St. Louis will exhibit an understanding of the Catholic faith, through the demonstration of a moral and spiritual code of conduct, generous gifts of stewardship with their time, talent and treasure, and an expression of their faith in God through Catholic worship and prayer.

02A graduate of St. Louis School will recognize their responsibility to serve the Church and their community. Our students are encouraged to participate in the church youth group which deepens spiritual formation, through mission work and other activities. They realize that they are accountable for their actions, and that they should make a lifelong commitment to serving others. They are aware of the diversity within our community and that they must always strive to aid in the welfare of others.

03A graduate of St. Louis School is proficient in STEM skills and will demonstrate critical thinking to solve problems independently and as a member of a group. Our students are well prepared for the next level in a college preparatory secondary school.

04A graduate of St. Louis School is able to work cohesively with and show respect for others.  Upon graduation, our students will display effective oral and written communication skills necessary for success in today’s society.

05A graduate of St. Louis School has been exposed to team and individual sports of all varieties, academic clubs, scouts, the arts and many other enrichment activities.


During their time here, St. Louis students more resemble a family than just a school, as lasting friendships are formed in our nurturing environment.  

St. Louis School graduates will succeed in life as productive, educated and well rounded members of society.



Curriculum.




St. Louis offers a well rounded academic curriculum that incorporates today’s technology into the classroom. A daily classroom schedule at St. Louis focuses on the core curriculum courses of religion, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Students also receive weekly instruction in Spanish, physical education, technology, music and art.

A strong foundation in early education is the basis for learning.  Our pre-school focuses on making learning exciting and fun for our students. Our approach to learning in these early years incorporates music, songs, dramatic play, and many hands-on learning experiences. Our focus is to equip our preschoolers with Language and math readiness skills necessary for success in the elementary grades.  Our language arts program is a blend of whole language and phonics instruction. We use the following resources for preschool instruction:

  • Frog Street Press-Language Arts
  • Everyday Mathematics
  • God Made the World-religion

STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) for our students includes thematic lessons, integrated across all subject matter to build on the preschoolers natural curiosity about the world around them.  Students participate in weekly STEM labs provided by Computer Explorers.

Preschool students also participate in library time, MusikTime, yoga, spanish, and Physical Education.

Our seventh and eighth grade students participate in a rotating modified block schedule that is designed to prepare the students for success in a college-preparatory high school program. Students are academically challenged with advanced placement opportunities in math and language arts.

The seventh grade curriculum includes Religion, Math/Pre-Algebra, Language Arts, American History, Life Science and Spanish. Students receive weekly instruction in Art, Music, Technology and Physical Education.

The eighth grade curriculum includes Religion, Pre-Algebra/Algebra, Language Arts, American History II, Physical Science, and Spanish. Students receive weekly instruction in Art, Music, Technology and Physical Education.

The Learning Lab and SOARing programs offer student enhancement and support for our students at both ends of the learning spectrum.

Religion


Students in preschool through eighth grade use the Loyola Press, Christ Our Life series. This series is endorsed by the NCCB and focuses on the pillars of the Catholic catechism. First grade students also use materials from the Our Sunday Visitor series and second grade students use the Dynamic Catholic Series. Students in second grade also participate in sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Our eighth graders receive preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.

Language Arts


The language arts curriculum follows the Common Core Standards and has a foundation in reading through the development of a strong base in phonics. Students at every level are expected to read, write, spell, and speak daily. Teachers use a balanced program of both Basil language arts programs as well as novel studies to achieve their learning objectives each day. Accelerated Reader is a supplemental program used in first through sixth grade. Writing is emphasized across the curriculum.

Mathematics


The Catholic Diocese of Memphis system of schools follows the math common core standards as well as other concepts that are critical for academic success at each level. Mathematical concepts beginning with the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division form the fundamental basis to teach the students the concepts of problem solving, elementary geometry and algebra. Students are taught to use logical as well as critical thinking skills. Students utilize IXL.com math as supplemental reinforcement to the basic math program.

Social Studies


Beginning with our kindergarten program, the students learn the importance of the neighborhood and communities around them. As the students advance through the school, emphasis is placed on the larger populations that affect our world. Study of our country, other nations and the world incorporates the multi faceted interworkings of society. This overview also focuses on important figures in history, the many cultures of our world, and each individual’s responsibility to our neighbor through good citizenship.

Spanish


Spanish is introduced to our students in pre-school. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade receive weekly instruction in Spanish. The seventh and eighth grade students meet daily. The curriculum goes beyond elementary phrases to conversation and exposure to the different cultures of Spanish speaking nations.

Physical Education


All students participate in weekly physical education. The emphasis of the physical education curriculum goes beyond team and individual sports to educating the students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and fitness for life.

Art


Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend weekly art class. The artist is given the opportunity to participate in creativity through many mediums. Primary grades work with everything from crayons to water color to clay. Middle and junior high students incorporate wood, tempera paints, sculpting and even metal projects into the curriculum to allow students to delve into their own perspective of what is art . The curriculum also exposes students to art history and different artistic techniques. A goal or our program is to integrate art into the core subject areas.

Music


All students attend weekly music class. Music at St. Louis begins with instruction in basic music elements as applied to percussion instruments and chorus. Students are also given the opportunity to learn string instruments. Each student throughout their tenure at St. Louis learns about the different genres of music and is given guidance in composing from those genres as well as learning about the eras. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in one of three divisions of the school orchestra and be a member in the children’s choir. Each year students have the opportunity to try out for two musical productions specifically geared for their age and grade levels.

Science


St. Louis School follows the Next Generation Science Standards. Our curriculum is a broad overview of life, earth, physical science and engineering. Students learn about the wonders of our world. A hands on approach to the concepts brings learning to life as students participate in many experiments and STEM projects and learning experiences.

Technology


SLS follows the ISTE Standards and our goal is to empower our students with a general understanding of the fundamental concepts of technological operations. Our curriculum cultivates and forms moral and ethical digital citizens. Students will have the opportunity to utilize a variety of technological tools to construct their own learning through research and creative experimentation. Students learn and utilize a variety of applications as well such as keyboarding, coding, 3D design, research, and the complete suite of Google for Education tools.

Curriculum.




St. Louis offers a well rounded academic curriculum that incorporates today’s technology into the classroom. A daily classroom schedule at St. Louis focuses on the core curriculum courses of religion, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Students also receive weekly instruction in Spanish, physical education, technology, music and art.

A strong foundation in early education is the basis for learning.  Our pre-school focuses on making learning exciting and fun for our students. Our approach to learning in these early years incorporates music, songs, dramatic play, and many hands-on learning experiences. Our focus is to equip our preschoolers with Language and math readiness skills necessary for success in the elementary grades.  Our language arts program is a blend of whole language and phonics instruction. We use the following resources for preschool instruction:

  • Frog Street Press-Language Arts
  • Everyday Mathematics
  • God Made the World-religion

STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) for our students includes thematic lessons, integrated across all subject matter to build on the preschoolers natural curiosity about the world around them.  Students participate in weekly STEM labs provided by Computer Explorers.

Preschool students also participate in library time, MusikTime, yoga, spanish, and Physical Education.

Our seventh and eighth grade students participate in a rotating modified block schedule that is designed to prepare the students for success in a college-preparatory high school program. Students are academically challenged with advanced placement opportunities in math and language arts.

The seventh grade curriculum includes Religion, Math/Pre-Algebra, Language Arts, American History, Life Science and Spanish. Students receive weekly instruction in Art, Music, Technology and Physical Education.

The eighth grade curriculum includes Religion, Pre-Algebra/Algebra, Language Arts, American History II, Physical Science, and Spanish. Students receive weekly instruction in Art, Music, Technology and Physical Education.

The Learning Lab and SOARing programs offer student enhancement and support for our students at both ends of the learning spectrum.

Religion


Students in preschool through eighth grade use the Loyola Press, Christ Our Life series. This series is endorsed by the NCCB and focuses on the pillars of the Catholic catechism. First grade students also use materials from the Our Sunday Visitor series and second grade students use the Dynamic Catholic Series. Students in second grade also participate in sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Our eighth graders receive preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.

Language Arts


The language arts curriculum follows the Common Core Standards and has a foundation in reading through the development of a strong base in phonics. Students at every level are expected to read, write, spell, and speak daily. Teachers use a balanced program of both Basil language arts programs as well as novel studies to achieve their learning objectives each day. Accelerated Reader is a supplemental program used in first through sixth grade. Writing is emphasized across the curriculum.

Mathematics


The Catholic Diocese of Memphis system of schools follows the math common core standards as well as other concepts that are critical for academic success at each level. Mathematical concepts beginning with the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division form the fundamental basis to teach the students the concepts of problem solving, elementary geometry and algebra. Students are taught to use logical as well as critical thinking skills. Students utilize IXL.com math as supplemental reinforcement to the basic math program.

Social Studies


Beginning with our kindergarten program, the students learn the importance of the neighborhood and communities around them. As the students advance through the school, emphasis is placed on the larger populations that affect our world. Study of our country, other nations and the world incorporates the multi faceted interworkings of society. This overview also focuses on important figures in history, the many cultures of our world, and each individual’s responsibility to our neighbor through good citizenship.

Spanish


Spanish is introduced to our students in pre-school. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade receive weekly instruction in Spanish. The seventh and eighth grade students meet daily. The curriculum goes beyond elementary phrases to conversation and exposure to the different cultures of Spanish speaking nations.

Physical Education


All students participate in weekly physical education. The emphasis of the physical education curriculum goes beyond team and individual sports to educating the students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and fitness for life.

Art


Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend weekly art class. The artist is given the opportunity to participate in creativity through many mediums. Primary grades work with everything from crayons to water color to clay. Middle and junior high students incorporate wood, tempera paints, sculpting and even metal projects into the curriculum to allow students to delve into their own perspective of what is art . The curriculum also exposes students to art history and different artistic techniques. A goal or our program is to integrate art into the core subject areas.

Music


All students attend weekly music class. Music at St. Louis begins with instruction in basic music elements as applied to percussion instruments and chorus. Students are also given the opportunity to learn string instruments. Each student throughout their tenure at St. Louis learns about the different genres of music and is given guidance in composing from those genres as well as learning about the eras. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in one of three divisions of the school orchestra and be a member in the children’s choir. Each year students have the opportunity to try out for two musical productions specifically geared for their age and grade levels.

Science


St. Louis School follows the Next Generation Science Standards. Our curriculum is a broad overview of life, earth, physical science and engineering. Students learn about the wonders of our world. A hands on approach to the concepts brings learning to life as students participate in many experiments and STEM projects and learning experiences.

Technology


SLS follows the ISTE Standards and our goal is to empower our students with a general understanding of the fundamental concepts of technological operations. Our curriculum cultivates and forms moral and ethical digital citizens. Students will have the opportunity to utilize a variety of technological tools to construct their own learning through research and creative experimentation. Students learn and utilize a variety of applications as well such as keyboarding, coding, 3D design, research, and the complete suite of Google for Education tools.

Student Enhancement
& Support


St. Louis is committed to providing enriching instruction to all of our students. The Learning Lab and SOARing programs are overseen by the school counselors and focus on the needs of our students at both ends of the learning spectrum. These supplemental programs are used to enhance the traditional classroom instruction.

The Learning Lab program offers additional help to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who need extra support in the areas of math and language arts.


Using a multi-sensory approach within a small group setting, Learning Lab provides individualized instruction focusing mainly on in-class support. 

The Gifted Program (SOARing) is a program for students in grades 3-6 who are academically and cognitively gifted. These students exhibit high standardized test scores falling in the 90th percentile or above on the ITBS composite score and exhibit scores in the top 5 percentile in cognitive ability, as well as being high achievers in the classroom. This program for qualified students in grades 3-6, challenges students to use critical thinking skills and incorporate presentation, research, technology, and writing into the assignments.

Student Enhancement
& Support


St. Louis is committed to providing enriching instruction to all of our students. The Learning Lab and SOARing programs are overseen by the school counselors and focus on the needs of our students at both ends of the learning spectrum. These supplemental programs are used to enhance the traditional classroom instruction.

The Learning Lab program offers additional help to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who need extra support in the areas of math and language arts.


Using a multi-sensory approach within a small group setting, Learning Lab provides individualized instruction focusing mainly on in-class support. 

The Gifted Program (SOARing) is a program for students in grades 3-6 who are academically and cognitively gifted. These students exhibit high standardized test scores falling in the 90th percentile or above on the ITBS composite score and exhibit scores in the top 5 percentile in cognitive ability, as well as being high achievers in the classroom. This program for qualified students in grades 3-6, challenges students to use critical thinking skills and incorporate presentation, research, technology, and writing into the assignments.

 

STEM


Learn about STEM program and how we instill educational success in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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STEM


Learn about STEM program and how we instill educational success in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Go To STEM