PORTRAIT OF OUR GRADUATES
Graduates of Presentation of Mary Academy exhibit integrity, leadership, and a passion for learning. They strive for mastery in all areas of academics, the arts, and athletics. They have learned the art of public speaking and the craft of persuasive writing. They are critical thinkers and wise debaters, able to discern truth in a media-driven world of conflicting ideas. They desire to use their spiritual and academic gifts in service to others. All of our graduates are equipped to succeed in a challenging and rigorous high school environment. Presentation of Mary Academy graduates strive for excellence in all aspects of life and seek to be leaders in scholarship, virtue and faith.
INSTRUCTIONAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES
PMA offers its students a well-rounded and enriching educational program. The school community attempts to address students’ needs in all areas of education, including the spiritual, emotional and academic, as well as provide an expanding program of co-curricular activities. .
PRE-SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The curriculum includes language arts, number concepts, math concepts, reading readiness, religious education, Spanish, art, physical education, music, computer science, library and health. To guide the young child’s social and emotional development, story hour and free and organized play are scheduled regularly. Positive work habits are also developed.
ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM OVERVIEW (Grades 1-5)
This curriculum includes religious education, reading (including phonics for grades 1-3), and language arts, spelling, writing, math, science, social studies, Spanish, library skills, physical education, art, music and computer science.
JUNIOR HIGH CURRICULUM OVERVIEW (Grades 6-8)
The following subjects are departmentalized: religion, literature, language arts (including grammar, writing, spelling, and vocabulary), Spanish, math, science and social studies. All Junior High students meet for computer science, library skills, music, art and physical education on a weekly basis.
A variety of enrichment courses are scheduled periodically throughout the school year to enhance the junior high student’s overall educational experience at PMA.
Progress Reports will be issued to students in grades K-2 each quarter. Progress information for students in grades 3-8 will be available online throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to check online on a regular basis to monitor their child/ren’s grades. Parents should not hesitate to contact teachers when they notice areas of concern.
In order to enable students and parents to assess progress during the school year, report cards are distributed at the end of each quarter for students in grades 1-8. Report cards are issued four times a year. Pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten report cards are issued three times yearly. End-of-Year Report Cards are issued only to those students whose parents have met all of their financial obligations to the school.