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Academics

The lives of students at Our Lady of Black Rock are enriched by the education they receive and the opportunities to join in on many activities and events. We are very blessed here to have a dedicated faculty who willingly offer to moderate the wide range of activities during and after school.

Every student takes art, music, physical education, health, library skills and technology. Students in grades 6 - 8 take a Writing Innovation class. We also offer reading and math support for students who qualify through Title 1 Federal funds.

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

The Diocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the New Common Core Standards for Education in the State of New York are followed for the teaching of all secular subject areas.

OLBR School offers students opportunities for growth in the following major subject areas:

Religion

Students in grades Pre K – 8 receive religious instruction that focuses on age appropriate topics including, but not limited to: Catholic doctrine and traditions, Bible study, social justice, preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  Liturgical services are held every Friday for the entire school community.  Students attend the Assumption Parish Friday Mass each week as a class.

Technology

Students in grades Pre K through 8 receive regular weekly instruction in technology: keyboarding, word processing, data base, spread sheets, Internet research, and Power Point, integration with curriculum subjects.

Fine Arts

Students in grades Pre K through 8 receive regular weekly instruction in art and music.

Handwriting

Students in grades Pre K – 1 will learn proper letter formation in manuscript writing.  Students in grades 3 through 8 are expected to submit all handwritten work in cursive using the Zaner-Bloser handwriting method unless otherwise instructed by the teacher.

Language Arts

Students in grades Pre K through 8 receive daily instruction in Reading, English, Spelling, Vocabulary, Composition, Library Skills, and Appreciation of Literature.

Mathematics

Students in grades Pre K through 8 receive daily instruction in mathematic skills and concepts. 

Physical Education

All students in grades Pre K through 8 will receive weekly instruction in physical education that is appropriate for each grade level.

Social Studies

All students in grades Pre K – 8 will receive regular instruction in social studies based on curriculum per grade level, including, but not limited to: history, geography, economics, New York State history, and current events.

Science

All students in grades Pre K through 8 will receive regular instruction in science, including but not limited to general science, laboratory, and STREAM activities.