Regina Mater integrates classroom and home learning. Our "Courses" are multi-age learning communities that meet for 30 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-3:30, and Fridays, 9:30-12:00. Placement is based on academic and developmental readiness.
Mariengarten is the Primary Montessori classroom for PreK-3 to Kindergarten. The environment and methods are based on AMI standards. Catholic spirituality is woven into the daily routine in addition to weekly Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level I.
Bethlehem is the lower elementary classroom. The goal of this stage is introduction of the fundamentals in math, reading, and composition, as well as nurturing wonder in God’s creation through science, history, and literature (read aloud). For religious instruction, children attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level II.
Nazareth is the upper elementary classroom, aimed roughly at 4th-6th graders. Here the focus is on mastering basic skills in math, reading, and writing, and preparation for formal study of grammar, Latin, history and science. Time is set aside to practice study skills and executive functioning skills. For religious instruction, children attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level III.
Cana is the “adolescent” community for 7th-8th grade students, and some combined classes with 9th grade. The study of English grammar and Latin are more formal at this age. Socratic discussion is emphasized for the study of theology, literature, history, and science. Study skills and executive functioning skills are also promoted.
Tabor is the high school community. Students and parents are given flexibility in tailoring a high school plan that serves the student’s needs and goals. All core classes are hosted at Regina Mater, but online and dual-credit classes are also allowed.
Little Kingdom is our nursery environment for parents working on campus. Regina Mater is a baby friendly workplace.