St Andrew School follows the Harrisburg Diocesan Elementary Curriculum. All curriculum policies and procedures are established by the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Harrisburg and are voluntarily consistent with the requirements of the National Common Core Standards. To review the Diocesan Elementary Curriculum in detail, please click here. In addition to a curriculum that meets both PA Department of Education and Diocesan requirements, the school offers Art, Music, Library, Computer, and Physical Education.
St. Andrew School integrates the latest educational technologies in order to enhance the existing academic program. Both our PreK and Kindergarten classrooms have 1:1 ratio of Apple ipads per student. Each of the classrooms in grades 1-8 have a 1:1 ratio of Google Chromebooks per student. Every classroom is equipped with a 65 inch portable Smartboard to enhance learning in a digitally rich environment. In addition, we have a fully equipped computer lab that is available for use to all classes.
Although the teachers at St. Andrew School don’t “teach to the test,” as is often required in many school districts today, the school uses standardized testing to assess student achievement. Each year, students in grades K-8 are assessed using the Renaissance STAR Assessments three times per year. The faculty analyzes the scores after each testing window and develops action plans to address any weaknesses.