Mathematics

The math curriculum is broken down into grade levels and covers a combination of Standards from the Diocese of Wilmington along with the Maryland College and Career Readiness standards. The Progress in Mathematics series, from Sadlier Oxford is the primary textbook used across the kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum. This allows for a unified curriculum across the school with levels that build off of each other year to year. Grades 1 through 5 focus on the following math concepts: operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations, measurement and data, and geometry. Grades six through eight focus on ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, geometry, expressions and equations, functions, and statistics and probability. The concepts are taught at increasing levels as the years progress. Advanced middle school students are taught Algebra I either in 7th or 8th grade and depending upon eligibility, may also have Algebra II. Students are taught and encouraged to use the eight Standards of Mathematical Practices in their math work across all grade levels. The implementation of the standardized testing through Renaissance STARS 360  allows for the teacher to differentiate within classes and grade levels. Students are tested 4 times a year with score reports available instantaneously. Teacher's then use these scores to tailor lessons for review or remedial work. As needed, the math specialist pushes in and/or pulls out students who require remediation or enrichment based upon standardized score reports.

Further, additional supports are provided after school for both remediation and acceleration through Math Club. Math Club meets two times per week providing students with reinforcement of skills and or opportunities for advancement.