Intermediate Student Life
The Intermediate School provides the foundation for the skills that are essential for lifelong learning. The Core curriculum (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Religion) and Encore subjects (Music, Art, Computers, World Languages, and PE), as well as weekly classroom developmental curriculum, are taught as an integrated part of the total body of knowledge and skills presented in the classroom. The curriculum is centered upon the valuable use of language as the main instrument to communicate ideas, information, experiences and values from one to another and across time. We encourage the study of reading, writing, listening and speaking as a set of processes that grows and flourishes when a child's own interests are involved. Skills are introduced and practiced as tools to improve these processes, not as ends in themselves.
The objective of the instructional program in the Intermediate School is to teach the girls to “learn how to learn” and to be independent, self-directed learners who think critically and creatively.
The innovative and nurturing environment emphasizes the education of the whole child academically, physically, socially, morally and spiritually. By involving students in a number of special events, school-wide liturgies, grade-level liturgies, social justice projects, team sports, and field trips, Carrollton is preparing them for the leadership roles they will assume in the future. The preparation of women of courage and confidence calls for education of the mind, the heart, and the body.
Some of the special Intermediate Events include: Assembly, Merit Assembly, Prize Day, Blue/Gold Teams, Dress Down Days, Social Action Projects, Service Days, Amor en Accion, Barnyard, field trips, Student Ambassadors and Class Representatives.