Frassati Subject Area Philosophies

Philosophy of Religion
Frassati Catholic Academy’s religion program teaches the students to live the gospel message and incorporate it into our daily STREAM practice. We strive to promote knowledge of our faith, liturgical education, moral formation, prayer, community life, evangelism, and service to others.

Philosophy of Language Arts
Language arts curriculum stresses the interrelationship of reading, writing, listening, and speaking as a means of achieving effective communication. It incorporates a variety of methods to develop strategies, which encourage independent application of concepts. It also includes emphasis on phonics, the science of reading, and immersion in literature, which sets the objective of reading for comprehension and enjoyment. We believe writing and speaking are natural extensions of listening, reading and sharing experiences with others.

Philosophy of Mathematics
Mathematics’ curriculum utilizes the standards to empower students to master basic facts, have a working knowledge of concepts, participate in using critical thinking and reasoning skills to understand and demonstrate procedures and processes and apply mathematics to real life situations. 

Philosophy of Science
Science involves learning facts, thinking critically, thinking creatively, and practicing process skills through hands-on experimentation. The science program familiarizes the learner with concepts, basic facts, and the scientific process of Life, Earth, and Physical sciences as well as engineering. Appreciation and respect for God’s creation, stimulation of curiosity, and guided use of the scientific process to solve problems are the ingredients of the science program.

Philosophy of Social Studies
Social studies prepares the learner to live and act as a responsible person in a diverse and multi-cultural community, city, state, country, and world. To accomplish this, our curriculum provides knowledge and understanding of areas such as history, government, geography, and sociology. Our course of study also emphasizes the social teachings of the Catholic Church with an emphasis on social justice, and service within our society.

Philosophy of Health
We believe that good health includes all areas of life and their relationship to one another. At Frassati Catholic Academy, health is taught interdisciplinarily within religion, language arts, social studies, physical education, and others as appropriate. To obtain good health, students must take responsibility for their own health. This includes choosing healthful behaviors and avoiding risky behaviors and situations. 

Philosophy of Art
Art connections are a means of exploring the world; it is an active and investigative process that involves children on a physical, cognitive, and emotional level. Visual art is an expression or interpretation of an idea or subject. Visual art is learning to see things more clearly. Students will learn how media techniques and processes are used in creating works of art. In doing this, they will use various art materials and learn how to use these materials safely and responsibly.

Philosophy of Music
Through singing, playing, listening, moving, and writing music, a student has the opportunity to develop into a well-rounded person. Music provides an outlet for creativity and self-expression. Music teaches students about unique aspects of their relationships with other human beings and with the world around them, in their own culture and in other cultures. Music exalts the human spirit.

Philosophy of Technology
Our philosophy of technology education at Frassati Catholic Academy is to enable and empower our students to make ethical and responsible choices in an increasingly technological age. We teach that technology is best used for communication, creative purposes, research, and problem solving over and above consumptive media. We equip our students to recognize common pitfalls and dangers of our modern technological era. Our students build skills in computational thinking, program navigation awareness, problem solving, and research. We believe technology skills and education should be integrated throughout the learning process across multiple disciplines.

Philosophy of Physical Education
Physical Education promotes exploration in a variety of movement experiences, including team sports, individual activities, cooperative play, outdoor recreation and lifelong pursuits. Students will gain physical, cognitive and social skills to enjoy movement.

Philosophy of Spanish
Through the study of another language and culture, students will gain a broader understanding of the world and of their relationship to a larger community. Training in Spanish will prepare the students for our ever-increasing multi-lingual society. It is our goal to make Spanish relevant, to enable students to express themselves meaningfully, and to speak with confidence. 

Philosophy of Library Science
Library science promotes a lifelong love of reading both for pleasure and the pursuit of knowledge. It is our goal to serve the educational and informational needs of our students and staff, as well as to provide quality leisure reading materials for our students.