MORE THAN CORE CURRICULUM

Every Child Has God-Given Abilities, Talents & Needs

At St. Mary of Gostyn School, our teachers develop and utilize instructional methods that guarantee personal growth and individual success for each child. Students experience Catholic faith formation in addition to a superior academic education. Our comprehensive curriculum is an expanded, enhanced version of the Illinois Common Core Learning Standards and follows Diocese of Joliet Standards. We emphasize creativity, critical and analytical thinking and real-world application with a Catholic worldview.

Diocese of Joliet Standards

ACCREDITATION

All schools within the Diocese of Joliet are accredited by AdvancEd, the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACA CASI).

Highlights:

  • Supplemental Reading & Math Resource Programs

  • Periodic standardized testing beginning in Kindergarten, as well as AIMSweb and other tools are used to ensure students are meeting benchmarks

  • Teacher aides available in all classrooms to assist individual students or small groups as directed by the teacher

  • Individualized/Differentiated Instruction & Classes

  • Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) is used to identify learning needs of struggling students and provide intervention support

  • Special classes include STEAM, Spanish, Physical Education/Health & Music

  • Student-to-Student Tutoring, Student Service Opportunities & Faith Buddy Program

Technology:

  • Our Technology program goes beyond Illinois and Diocesan standards and includes programming

  • 1:1 Technology Initiative means each student has his/her own electronic device for learning

    • K-Grade 3: iPads
    • Grade 4: Samsung Chromebooks
    • Grade 5-8: Samsung Chromebooks
  • Google Classroom replicates technology used by local high schools

  • SchoolSpeak parent communication program

  • Interactive whiteboards, document cameras, ceiling mounted projectors found in each classroom

Dedicated to the Success of Each & Every Child

Our faculty members nurture your child throughout their formative grade school years so that upon graduation from SMG they are well prepared for the academic challenges of high school.

Meet the Team