California State Standards and Benchmarks are used to guide the curriculum
St. Ignatius of Loyola School provides and promotes the integration of music into the curricula in order to enhance students’ academic performance, creative and general development. Classroom teachers provide:
- weekly music instruction
- integration of music with other skills and subjects across the curriculum
- ongoing assessment and evaluation.
Students have opportunities to share their musical talents through choir for Family Mass, music ministry for Wednesday Mass, and events such as the Christmas Program and Variety Show.
Art Trek is a unique program providing each student a basic working knowledge of art techniques, media vocabulary, and history. On site instruction classes are taught by art educators presenting 45 to 90 minute lessons depending on the grade.
Example Lessons: Dismantled View, Hands/Shoes Mechanical, Fruits/Vegetables, Monochromatic Design
Medium: Pencil, pen, marker, crayon, watercolor, pastels, Tempura
Concept: Basic Shapes, Cubism, Composition, Perspective, Sketch, Realism, Still Life, Color Composition, 3D Form
Students explore master artists; teachers integrate Art with Religion and Social Studies.
Students are exposed to art history techniques and a variety of integrated art activities.
An Art Curriculum Code has been implemented as follows:
- I = Introduce
- D = Develop
- M = Master