Religion Department

We take this challenge seriously; we value our tradition as one of the most renowned and academically excellent schools, in Puerto Rico. But, our ultimate goal is to be able to educate persons with a sense of value, men and women who will be able to bring the changes that our world needs. Honest, mature, generous persons who live their lives according to God’s plan, that everyone will be the best he or she can be.

 

Staff members provide vision, leadership, and service for total Catholic education, contribute to the ongoing spiritual and professional formation of educators, foster excellence in educational leaders, and assist in the development of effective educational programs that advance the educational mission of the Church.

 

(For that) We care that all the members of our school community: administration, teachers, support staff, maintenance personnel, parents and students, accept their responsibility in achieving our goal, never lose sight of our mission and the apostolic value of their teaching. The school would enjoy better conditions in which to function in the present and would faithfully hand in its mission to future generations if God is the goal. Staff members are filled with a deep conviction, joy and spirit of sacrifice in the knowledge that they are offering young souls the opportunity of growing in faith, accepting and living by the principles of truth, charity and hope.

 

Focus: student’s welfare

Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. Mathew 5, 16

 

Special Strategies used in the curriculum/learning area to accommodate students with exceptional needs or talents

 

  • Exceptional and talented students are addressed with different academically related activities that allow them to maximize their special capacities.

  • Activities such as “Feria de la Fe” [Faith Fair], “Vía Crucis” [Way of the Cross], a live dramatization of the Holy Rosary, are among the opportunities students experience that relate directly to the religion curriculum while accommodating their special needs and talents.

Opportunities provided in this curriculum area for students to use modern communication technologies

 

  • Students have the opportunity to use different kinds of modern communication technologies such as internet, audiovisual materials; and also according to availability there are special arrangements for the use of the learning centers.

  • The methods mentioned above have proven to be effective in the classroom.

 

Students are provided opportunities to work collaboratively, competitively, and independently

 

  • Teachers assign and guide activities where students have the opportunity to work collaboratively and independently in activities such as murals, group projects, dramatizations, research works, community service, and participation in the guided Morning Prayer through the intercom [PA system].

  • Opportunities mentioned above and others that are developed each year, help students to integrate themselves and develop responsibility and leadership.

 

Ways in which the curriculum/learning area addresses the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of the student

 

  • The curriculum/learning area works with values that help students to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically; including activities that have proven to be effective and attractive.

  • Research projects, cooperative learning, technology based activities, missionary activities; visits to the elderly, disabled and abused are some of the activities offered; also seminars about the use and abuse of alcohol and other substances.

 

Efforts taken to ensure that this curriculum/learning area is consistent with the philosophy, mission, beliefs, and/or objectives of the school

 

  • The Religion Curriculum provides for the integral development of the students offering different experiences in the spiritual, social, moral, cognitive, cultural and physical aspects through activities.

  • Different types of activities such as: liturgical celebrations, retreats, marches, prayers, ministry services, missionary trips and research projects are reflected in the long term commitment that students make with different social causes.