St. Boniface recognizes educational experience is about more than just learning from a book. We provide excellent activities to enhance learning in all grades, including the Christmas music concert, spelling bees, and essay and art contests.
St. Boniface boasts a volunteer math specialist who strives to improve the mathematics achievements of all students through work with individual students and small groups. At the end of the school year, a math fair promoting mathematics as a fun endeavor is held for the whole school in Sippel Hall.
Per the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, all grades have adopted the Common Core standards. Emphasis is placed on thinking "outside the box," to problem solve in everyday life.
In middle school, students are placed into math classes according to their abilities and needs. Some students are placed in a program whereby Pre-Algebra is completed in 8th grade. Others are placed in an accelerated program which allows them to complete Algebra I in 8th grade (normally a Freshman year math class). The mathematics curriculum at St. Boniface School builds an excellent foundation for high school and provides the opportunity for all students to succeed, while feeling confident in their abilities, and proud of their achievements.
Accelerated Reader and STAR Assessment
We have adopted the Accelerated Reading and Star Testing Program. Students are tested as to their appropriate reading level. They are able to choose books within their given range allowing for continued growth and success. A comprehension test for points is taken and these points are a part of their Language Arts grade.
The St. Boniface STEM (Science, Techology, Engineering and Math) program, provides students of every grade level K4-8th grade the opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering and math instruction through hands-on learning in the classroom, the STEM lab, and in the outdoor classroom.
Junior Achievement provides hands-on, experiential programs that teach key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and finance. In kindergarten through 5th grade, students learn the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace. In the middle school, teens prepare for their educational and professional futures. The program supplements social studies curriculum and helps students develop communication skills.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)
St. Boniface is proud to offer a complete curriculum of drug prevention beginning in Kindergarten and running through 8th grade. These programs teach students good decision making skills to help them avoid high-risk behavior to ensure they grow up healthy, safe and secure.