SPECIALTY SUBJECTS

Specialty subjects covers all classes outside of homerooms, religion, science, mathematics and social studies.  At MTC we offer engaging and progressive programs in music, foreign languages, visual arts, physical education, honors mathematics, engineering, journalism and technology.

The academic program at Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School places an emphasis on every aspect of student growth and development, while meeting state requirements. Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow us to offer a comfortable and inclusive educational environment while ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need.

Academics

The academic program at Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School places an emphasis on every aspect of student growth and development, while meeting state requirements. Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow us to offer a comfortable and inclusive educational environment while ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need.

Student Life

Our teachers develop caring relationships with our students, allowing for the adaptation of curricula to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of everyone. Our student experience is enriched by athletics, volunteer opportunities, class trips and other exciting extracurricular activities. Reach out to learn more.

Music

At Mother Teresa Catholic School, students learn music fundamentals in a supportive, nurturing environment. Music is a wonderfully effective means to explore multicultural traditions, world history, and languages from around the globe.

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Physical Education

5th Grade Physical Education

This course is an introduction to team and individual sports and has an emphasis on basic skill development through participation in drills, modified games, and the parent form of the games. Activities include basketball, volleyball, softball, team handball, floor hockey, field hockey, and wrestling. All programs are developed on a continuous progress basis for preparation in 6th, 7th and 8th grade physical education. Physical assessments (Fitnessgram and Presidential) are administered during the school year.

7th Grade Physical Education

A continuation of team and individual activities with an emphasis on basic skill development, this course is designed to give seventh grade students exposure to activities and experiences that are often not included in their traditional physical education classes. Students will be required to complete a partner or individual project on a lifetime sport or activity. Students will also be involved in cooperation games, group challenges, and problem solving activities throughout the duration of the course. All students are encouraged to participate at maximum effort, no matter what their ability level is, to obtain the social and physical benefits of participation. Physical fitness assessments (Fitnessgram and Presidential) are administered during the school year.

6th Grade Physical Education

This course is a continuation of the introduction to team and individual sports and has an emphasis on basic skill development through participation in drills, modified games, and the parent form of the games. Activities include basketball, volleyball, softball, team handball, floor hockey, field hockey, and wrestling. All programs are developed on a continuous progress basis for preparation in 7th and 8th grade physical education. Physical assessments (Fitnessgram and Presidential) are administered during the school year.

8th Grade Physical Education

Students continue to participate in team sports with more emphasis placed on advanced knowledge and skills. The Presidential Physical Fitness test will be administered in the fall and in the spring, and the results of the previous three years will be compared.

Engineering

5th Grade Engineering

The engineering curriculum focuses on an engineering design process – an organized method of thinking and solving problems. Working individually and within teams, students will learn to clearly identify the problem in order to create and develop solutions. In fifth grade, students focus on imagining different solutions to the problem. Students understand how to incorporate criteria and constraints into their solutions. Some topics of study are different types of engineers, energy, and technology. Through inquiry-based lessons, students will practice these skills with hands-on investigations that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and successful teamwork. Most importantly, students will learn to apply these thinking skills to other subjects and to the real world.

7th Grade Engineering

The engineering curriculum focuses on an engineering design process – an organized method of thinking and solving problems. Working individually and within teams, students will learn to clearly identify the problem in order to create and develop solutions. In seventh grade, students research and develop their ideas through testing and improving their plan until they have an acceptable solution to the problem. Some topics of study are structural engineering, Newton’s laws of energy, and the role of technology in society. Through inquiry-based lessons, students will practice these skills with hands-on investigations that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and successful teamwork. Most importantly, students will learn to apply these thinking skills to other subjects and to the real world.

6th Grade Engineering

The engineering curriculum focuses on an engineering design process – an organized method of thinking and solving problems. Working individually and within teams, students will learn to clearly identify the problem in order to create and develop solutions. In sixth grade, students research and develop their ideas to create detailed plans as a solution to the problem. Some topics of study are simple machines, conservation of energy, and robotics. Through inquiry-based lessons, students will practice these skills with hands-on investigations that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and successful teamwork. Most importantly, students will learn to apply these thinking skills to other subjects and to the real world.

8th Grade Engineering

The engineering curriculum focuses on an engineering design process – an organized method of thinking and solving problems. Working individually and within teams, students will learn to clearly identify the problem in order to create and develop solutions. In eighth grade, students learn to research and develop their ideas and create prototypes. Students will be able to think critically and communicate their ideas. Some topics of study are space, Newton’s laws of energy, robotics, and complex machines. Through inquiry-based lessons, students will practice these skills with hands-on investigations that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and successful teamwork. Most importantly, students will learn to apply these thinking skills to other subjects and to the real world. The goal is to develop a generation of citizens who have the analytical framework to tackle big problems and innovate throughout our community in all areas of life. 

Foreign Language

Elementary and middle school foreign language programs are the foundation for a long, well-articulated sequence of carefully developed curricula that extend through grade 12. Students in our program develop increased language proficiency and cultural competence.

Broadcasting

Journalism