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Curriculum

Our schools provide excellent education aligned to
learning standards developed by local and national experts.

In keeping with the mission of the Diocese of Memphis Catholic Schools, each of our schools provides relevant, meaningful, and quality instruction in the spirit of Christ and in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Our Math and English Language Arts instruction is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which are designed to ensure students have the content and skills they need to succeed in college and careers. The Common Core standards have been adopted by 45 states including Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Curricular parameters for Religion and Early Childhood were designed by a team of principals in our Diocese, who drew upon the research of professional educational organizations.

The curriculum is Gospel-based, standards-based, flexible, usable, and adaptable to the needs of individual schools.

Course outcomes and unit concepts and goals for Science and Social Studies instruction were laid out by Memphis teachers and administrators in partnership with experts from the University of Notre Dame and in alignment with national standards in these disciplines.

English / Language Arts

Note: The password for the deconstructed Common Core Standards is "dmemphis."

Common Core Standards

Common Core K-2

Common Core: 3-5

Common Core: 6-8

Common Core: 9-12

Samples of Student Writing

Math

Note: The password for the deconstructed Common Core Standards is "dmemphis."

Common Core Standards

Common Core K-2

Common Core: 3-5

Common Core: 6-8

Common Core: 9-12

Library

DOCUMENTS

The mission of Catholic schools requires that each school provide relevant, meaningful, and quality instruction, not only in the Catholic religion, but also in all academic subjects.

Catholic Diocese of Memphis School Library Skills Curriculum

The K-12 Library Curriculum has three components:

  • The Effective use of a library
  • Information problem solving
  • Understanding and appreciation of literature

These three elements are taught in regularly scheduled classes or integrated with the subject area. Resources of the Catholic Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, and Tennessee Association of School Librarians are used as guidelines. “Integration strengthens the teaching/learning process so that students can develop the vital skills necessary to locate, analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas… The library program is an extension of the classroom.” (American Association of School Librarians)

This ministry supported by the Bishop's Annual Appeal

Schools

Educating our youth in truth for the honor and glory of God and for the salvation of souls.