General Education by Grade

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Our primary goal is the formation of the whole child—spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and creative. For this age group, Saint Henry incorporates developmentally appropriate religion, reading, math and social studies. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd provides young children with activities which lead them to contemplate the mysteries of our faith. The phonics-based reading program includes creative writing and grammar, while our hands-on math program teaches number form and identity, solid shapes, addition, subtraction and more. Social studies and science are often integrated into our language arts program and supported with hands on experiments and literature. The Diocese of Nashville Curriculum guides Saint Henry School program of study.

Grades One Through Four

The primary grades at Saint Henry School focus on the development and mastery of basic skills in reading, mathematics and language arts. Religion classes study Catholic doctrine and scripture and continue faith formation with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The highlight of these years are the first sacraments in second grade. Introductory concepts in social studies and science are also taught. The Diocese of Nashville Curriculum guides Saint Henry School program of study.

Grades Five and Six

The fifth and sixth grades strengthen students and gradually lead them to greater independence in learning. Students in these grades move beyond the basics to enhanced learning in all subjects. Religion, reading, mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies are all courses of study. The Diocese of Nashville Curriculum guides Saint Henry School program of study.

Grades Seven and Eight

The Junior High at Saint Henry School includes seventh and eighth grade. These grades prepare students for success in high school. Subjects include religion, reading, mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, Spanish and special classes (library, PE, Art, band, and music).