Curriculum Highlights

To teach as Jesus did. This is the foundation of Catholic education. Our teachings foster spiritual, academic, emotional and physical growth. Cooperation will ensure students reach their full potential.

Facts about St. Francis Borgia Catholic School:

  • Educates children 3K-8th grade
  • Integrates religious teachings into all curricular areas
  • Extends the same tuition rates for parishioners and non-parishioners
  • Averages approximate enrollment of 325 students
  • Offers two classrooms for each grade level
  • Supports year-round educational programs for students with learning differences
  • Scores consistently in the top quartile on IOWA tests
  • Integrates Spanish into the 4th-8th grade curriculum
  • Enlists students to help plan the weekly mass
  • Uses SmartBoards, iPads, Chromebooks and other technology tools in the daily curriculum
  • Uses a letter-grading system in 4th-8th grades
  • Employs only degreed teachers, certified in their areas of expertise
  • Accredited by the Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Accreditation (WRISA) organization

Elementary School (1st – 5th Grade) Program Highlights:

  • STEM curriculum in a designated STEM lab beginning in 5K
  • Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one (5K-3rd)
  • 1st graders explore new ways to learn math and science as “trainees” in a Math-A-Nauts unit
  • 2nd graders immerse themselves in learning about the sacraments in preparation for receiving First Reconciliation in fall and First Holy Communion in spring
  • 3rd graders develop skills in public speaking and confidence while preparing for a performance of “Fractured Fairytales”
  • 4th graders use research, writing and organizational skills to study and report on a Wisconsin county
  • 5th graders research, report on, and demonstrate an original invention they have created. All students and family members are invited to attend their final Invention Convention.
  • Spanish integrated into the 4th-8th grade curriculum
  • Letter grading system begins in 4th grade

Upper School (6th – 8th Grade) Program Highlights:

  • Focus on leadership
  • Spanish (beginning in 4th grade)
  • Band and Choir
  • Forensics
  • Student Council
  • Athletics (beginning in 5th Grade)
  • 6th grade’s interdisciplinary Amazon Project combines Social Studies, Art and Spanish. Research the Amazon region in Social Studies. Create animals, plants and landforms for display in Art. Use Spanish vocabulary to label and explain the displayed features.
  • Algebra is offered to qualified 7th and 8th grade students
  • Geometry is offered to qualified 8th grade students
  • 8th graders research, create and present individual science projects for judging at the annual Science Fair
  • Qualified 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate in the Milwaukee Archdiocese Discovery Project. This project is facilitated through Milwaukee area Catholic High Schools.