Parents and Students
St. Thomas the Apostle School provides for a well-rounded curriculum in accordance with the standards set forth by the State of Indiana and Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The curriculum is designed to provide instruction not only in human knowledge and skills but also in religious truths and values. It is the teacher’s responsibility to provide this integration using materials and his/her own knowledge and ability. The principal is the instructional leader and the principal’s decision in all curricular areas is final.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt®Journeys is a core reading program for Grades K–6. In the program, students develop reading comprehension skills as well as skills with critical thinking, writing, speaking, listening, and research.
Orton-Gillingham is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy.
Smekens Writing is a framework that uses the six qualities of “good” writing to guide every lesson, assignment, and assessment.
Sadlier Math, a comprehensive core math program, provides a pedagogy that reflects the keystones of mathematical learning.
Maneuvering the Middle Math is a standards and skill aligned curriculum created to suit learning styles of middle school students, rich in real-world application, and flexible in implementation.
It is the policy of the Diocese that all students enrolled in the Catholic schools shall participate in the complete religion program, including religion classes, and attend liturgical functions.
The Indiana Graduates Prepared to Succeed website was created to empower Indiana’s families, educators, school administrators, and community leaders with a learner-centered, future-focused dashboard that displays how our students are building necessary knowledge and skills—in all grades and all schools.