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The basic curriculum consists of classes in religion, mathematics, language arts, reading, science, social studies, as well as semi-weekly classes in physical education. Each class also participates in weekly art, computer, library, and music classes. Spanish is offered once weekly in grades kindergarten through grade five, three times weekly in grades six and seven, and five days a week to grade eight students. Eighth graders who qualify are able to take Geometry, Algebra 1, and Spanish 1 for high school credit. Further information regarding the curriculum is posted on the Diocese of Richmond website.
Students in grades 2-8 are tested in math and reading each trimester using the Performance Series Scantron Test.
ACRE Test for religion – grades 5 and 8
Orleans Hanna for math placement – grades 5 and 6
Learning Resource (JK)
Pathways to Learning (1-3)
Title I – reading and math
HS Algebra I (7-8) and
HS Spanish I (8)
STREAM activities (PK-8)
Accelerated Reading (1-5)
Honors Math (4-5)
HS Earth Science (8)
Grades JK 4 year-old through 8th
Total: 577 (Girls: 306 Boys: 271)
Catholic: 93% Non-Catholic: 7%
Principal: Mr. Joe Branco
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Robyn Dahl
44 Full-Time Teachers/ 2 Part-Time Teachers
9 Classroom Aides
Before and After School Care
A before and after school child care program entitled Before/Beyond the Bell is offered to parents at an additional fee billed monthly or on an as-needed (drop-in) basis. Students are provided with homework assistance, a nutritious snack, and supervised recess.
After School Clubs/Classes
Girls on the Run
Character and Etiquette
Basketball – (3-8)
Cheering – (3-8) for the basketball season
Girls Field Hockey – (2 – 8)
Soccer – (JK-8)
Track and Field – (5-8)
Cross Country – (5-8)
Golf – (6-8)
Girls Volleyball – (6 – 8)
For further information regarding athletics, please refer to the Saint Gregory the Great Parish/School Athletics Handbook.
Our cafeteria offers a variety of lunch selections throughout the month.
Students may purchase lunch on a daily basis.
There is a peanut-free table for those students who have allergies.