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Learning Expectations

St. Andrew Catholic School students are:

Critical thinkers
Problem solvers
And, they EXCEED EXPECTATIONS on national standardized tests


The St. Andrew Catholic School Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs) are statements that indicate the skills and competencies our students will gain by their successful completion of our academic program. Teachers at all grade levels plan lessons to ensure that students grow and master skills in each of these areas.

1. Be a productive, participating and Catholic person

Students will proclaim the message of Jesus in their daily living, create community through their relationships with others, worship God as a member of the Church, and serve people through their good works.

In Primary Students’ Language: “I will live as a child of God.”

2. Be creative

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the arts and integrate this learning into their academic and personal skills.

In Primary Students’ Language: “I enjoy seeing and doing art and music.”

3. Communicate effectively

Students will communicate effectively by listening, speaking, observing, reading, writing, interacting, and expressing their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and beliefs in multiple modes of communication.

In Primary Students’ Language: “I can listen to others. I can talk and read in front of others. I can write what I can say.”

4. Construct meaning

Students will construct meaning in their daily lives, using their own experience as a starting point, applying this knowledge to new situations and making connections among ideas and concepts.

In Primary Students’ Language: “What I learn at school, I can use everyday, anywhere.”

5. Develop personal autonomy

Students will graduate with a love of learning and belief in their own ability as learners. They will be confident in their ability to be successful in their high school studies.

In Primary Language: “I will love learning all of my life.”

6. Solve problems

Students will employ a variety of strategies to solve problems in academic areas as well as life situations.

In Primary Students’ Language: “I know what to do when I have a problem.”

7. Think and reason

Students will use a range of thinking skills in a variety of situations.

In Primary Students’ Language: “I can put my thoughts and ideas in order.”

8. Understand and use the tools of technology

Students will use a variety of technological tools with ease and confidence as they master basic academic skills.

In Primary Students’ Language: “I will learn to use computers correctly.”