As a Christ-centered community of faith, Rosarian Academy is committed to the belief that each student is a valued individual with unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
To that end, our dedicated faculty cultivates within the students a means by which to express and develop themselves to their fullest potential. This is accomplished through strong fundamental elements of language arts and math, differentiated instruction, and a core knowledge curriculum designed to provide a solid foundation of content, in sequence, so that skill development builds each year in a consistent fashion.
Elements of Catholic faith and practice are taught daily in religion. Religion classes throughout the grade levels provide spiritual enrichment as well as age appropriate sacramental preparation. Students attend and participate in all-school liturgies, guidance lessons and counseling.
Monday mornings at 7:35 staff, students, and parents gather at our Lewis Building Mary statue to celebrate our Blessed Mother and the beginning of a new week with prayer and community.
A phonics and phonetics approach is used with reading lists that are grounded in classic literature spanning various cultures. Writing, with proper grammar and spelling, advances to the development of formal paragraphs. Special attention to sayings and phrases gives students a deeper understanding of English-language idioms.
AMERICAN & WORLD HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
The study of civilizations, countries, and cultures is at the heart of core knowledge history. Students develop pride in their own country, and gratitude for its leadership in promoting freedom and justice. Geography is taught in conjunction with history, and as a stand-alone subject.
A drill-and-practice format with a traditional approach helps students develop abilities in arithmetic and beyond, as well as improving their conceptual understanding.
Science topics explore the systems of the human body, nature, habitats, magnetism, light, sound, electricity, simple machines, matter, astronomy and more. Science is taught through hands-on experience and observation along with book learning.
Co-curricular classes enrich our students physically, artistically, musically, and culturally. They enhance the skills of technology and open the doors to cyber research tools as well as physical mediums in our library system. These classes include Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish, Computer Lab, and Library.
The elements of music are learned for a basic understanding of notation, rhythm, melody, harmony, etc. An introduction to instruments from various cultures, to composers and to great masterpieces helps students appreciate music. Participation in choral and band ensembles are offered to students at various grade levels.
An appreciation of the visual arts not only inspires, but also enables students to better communicate their ideas and feelings. Children study art history and receive instruction in drawing, painting, and ceramics.
Physical fitness, individualized skills, and coordination are emphasized, while children enjoy a broad range of games and team activities.
Lower school students receive Spanish instruction 2-3 times per week. The study of this Latin-based language is timed to develop the portion of the brain that enables young children to absorb different languages.
To succeed in the 21st century, students need strong math and language skills and the technological savvy to put those skills to use. Connections Learning: K to the 8th Power(Kto8) program helps students do just that. Integrating the core reading, writing, and math objectives into the technology training, Kto8 reinforces key academic skills at the same time. students master today’s most in-demand applications and skills:
- Microsoft® Word®, Excel®, Powerpoint®, Publisher®, and FrontPage®
- Kid Pix®
Library skills, from locating books to learning principles of basic research, are developed yearly. Younger students enjoy library 'story time' and develop a love of reading.
Offerings may vary depending on the interests of parents and students. Scouting, choir, band ensemble, and after-school sports are popular Lower School activities.
Rosarian Show Choir
CULTURAL / FIELD EXPERIENCES
Our community is rich with cultural and educational opportunities for our students. Field trips are encouraged through the grade levels. Visits to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts have enhanced our study of language and fine arts through classic plays, musicals, and cultural dance troupes. The Norton Museum of fine art, the Flagler Museum, The Little Red School House, the South Florida Science Museum, the Palm Beach Zoo, the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as visiting science educational services are all part of our ongoing field experiences.