Middle School Curriculum
One Faith. One School. One Family.
The STM Catholic curriculum follows the curriculum guidelines of the Archdiocese of Denver, and is in compliance with all state education requirements. It is designed to prepare students to succeed in any rigorous high school academic program by providing a firm foundation in fundamental knowledge and skills; encouraging breadth of intellectual exposure and depth of study; and inspiring creativity and critical analysis. Solid as it is, our curriculum is in a continuous state of evolution as we aim to equip each new incoming class with the tools, confidence, and abilities demanded by our increasingly complex world.
The core curriculum consists of
- language arts
- social studies
The emphasis on essential knowledge in our core curriculum is time-tested and well-proven to best prepare students for the road ahead, regardless of the academic path they may choose.
Additional courses in the following subjects provide students with a well-rounded knowledge.
- physical education
- Elective courses (Held in the 3rd trimester and taught by field professionals, middle school students are able to explore studies in various programs such as photography, engineering, drama, mock trail and more.)
These courses are provided so that students may broaden their academic exposure, explore particular interests, and challenge their special talents. In addition to the five core classes required in each grade level, students will be required to take these additional courses as prescribed by their particular grade level curriculum.
STM Catholic offers several intellectually challenging extra-curricular activities, such as
- Junior Great Books
- Chess Club
- Spelling Bee
- Geography Bee
- Student Council
- BETA Club (select 6th, 7th & 8th grade)
- Speech (7th & 8th grade)
- Young AmeriTowne (6th grade)
- International Towne(7th grade)
- Academic Decathlon (selected 8th graders)