Our Saviour Catholic School is a U.S. Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon School.
You’ve heard that term before, but what exactly does it mean?
For public schools the state may nominate up to 10% of their schools in the state each year.
For private schools, the Council for American Private Education may nominate only 50 private schools nationwide each year. So for a private school, it is a greater challenge since we are required to compete nationally for less positions. An “A school” in Florida does not equate to a Blue Ribbon School.
Very few public schools pursue Blue Ribbon status.
Last March, when we took the Iowa Assessment (a nationally-normed test) and here are our class test scores:
Grade 2 - performed at 3.2 Grade level
Grade 3 - performed at 4.8 Grade level
Grade 4 - performed at 6.3 Grade level
Grade 5 - performed at 7.2 Grade level
Grade 6 - performed at 8.8 Grade level
Grade 8 - performed at 12.3 Grade level
Not only are we a high performing school academically, we take an interest in each and every one of our students and are vested in their success. If your child is at another school right now, bring them to us. See what we can offer you and your child. See our caring and loving atmosphere where every child is important to us.
If you don’t think you can afford a Catholic education, please stop by and visit. It never hurts to ask.
There are scholarship programs available for many students including Step Up for Students and the Florida Corporate Scholarship program who is attempting to restructure their program so that more families can benefit from their funding.
The following is an outline of our academic program here at OSCS.
Participation in the Saxon Math Program (K and 1st grade)
Houghton Mifflin and Prentice Hall for 2nd through 8th grade
Advanced mathematical instruction for grades 6-8
Pre-algebra and algebra
Central Catholic Math Olympiad
Math Counts and Sunshine Math as Enrichment
Strong continuing emphasis on writing skills and grammar concepts
Phonics based reading programs
Participation in the open court reading program (K and 1st grade)
Florida Treasures curriculum (McGraw Hill) 2nd through 8th.
Hands on approaches to principal learning experiences
Active participation in science fairs, Brevard County and Catholic School Fair
Dedicated and demanding life, physical and earth science programs
Annual science fair
Interactive geography and map skill instruction
Florida history interactive experiences
US. History and government interactive experiences
Integration of neighborhoods and communities into social development of our students
Active involvement in art contests and shows
Exposure to and participation with a variety of media
Certified art instructors
Art fair, an all grade level event
Study of music history and instruments
Contemporary music study and interactive experiences
Monthly music shows featuring a different grade each month
Students use a variety of technological tools to learn, share ideas and communicate concepts
Technology is integrated into daily lessons and activities
Supervised Internet access
Study Island - web based interactive games based on Sunshine State Standards
Developmental approach is utilized in our educational programs
Fine and gross motor skill development is emphasized
Participatory opportunities in team and individual sports
Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Cross Country, Softball
Running programs in grades 4-8
Sports Day, an all grade level outdoor event
Individualized curriculum for all grade levels
Spanish Heritage Day
Individualized curriculum for all levels
We love giving prospective families tours of our beautiful campus. Call and make an appointment - you will be glad you did.
After you bring a child into this world, the most important gift you can give them is a quality, Catholic education in a compassionate atmosphere.