Grades 1-8

Program

St. Dominic School is committed to providing a quality academic program that fosters critical thinking and competency in verbal and nonverbal skills in a Christ-centered environment. It is the school’s goal to meet the individual needs of each student, as much as possible, through a variety of learning experiences, and to facilitate the development of the student’s knowledge and organizational skills in order to achieve an integrated and structured understanding of information. St. Dominic School focuses on the needs of the whole child as a valued and respected unique member of God’s family. Children are encouraged to develop and enhance their individual talents through a variety of academic and specialized programs offered at SDS. St. Dominic School offers one class per grade level, each which accommodates up to 38 students.

Grades 1-5

Grades 1-5 are self-contained, each with one full-time credentialed teacher and an instructional aide. Enrichment teachers come into the classroom for instruction, with the exception of fair-weather PE, which is held outside. Students attend computer classes in the computer lab, which has a full-time computer teacher/technology coordinator.

Junior High

Our Junior High program consists of students in Grades 6-8. Students have a homeroom and move from class-to-class for different subjects taught by different teachers. In addition to subject-area credentialed teachers, there is classroom and student support provided by two part-time teacher aides.

Daily Schedule

Our entire school community begins each week with an assembly which includes prayer, flag salute, information sharing by the members of our Student Council, an explanation of the week’s Gospel message, and words from the Principal or Administrative Team.

The daily schedule at SDS includes morning and lunchtime recess. A regular day is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Regular dismissal time on Fridays is 2:00 p.m., with the exception of the first and third Friday of each month which is scheduled for dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

We offer a hot lunch program, available for purchase Monday-Friday (except for 12:15 pm days) each week.

The academic program at St. Dominic School is supported by professional and caring teachers who foster understanding and respect for the values of our Catholic community.

Curriculum

The curriculum at St. Dominic School closely adheres to the standards for the State of California and the Diocese of Sacramento. Students in Grades 1-8 receive daily instruction in the following core subjects:

  • Religion
  • Language Arts (Reading, Phonics, Literature, Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing)
  • Math (Grades 4-5, two groupings; Grades 6-8, three groupings)
  • Social Studies
  • Science

Specialized teachers offer weekly enrichment opportunities in:

  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Physical Education

Throughout the year, classes attend educational field trips as an extension to our core curriculum, and the school often provides engaging assemblies for our students.

Extra-Curricular Programs

Extra-curricular programs available to students in Grades 5-8 are:

  • Athletics
    • Girls Volleyball (Grades 5-8)
    • Boys Basketball (Grades 5-8)
    • Boys Flag Football (Grades 5-8)
    • Girls Basketball (Grades 5-8)
    • Cheerleading (Girls, Grades 7-8)
  • Student Council (Grades 6-8)
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) (Grades 7-8)

The elementary and junior high programs at St. Dominic School are marked by wonderful children, teachers, staff, parents, and community members who make up our happy, faith-filled environment. We invite you to look into becoming a part of our school family.

St. Dominic School
935 East 5th Street
Benicia,CA 94510
Phone: 707.745.1266
Email: admissions@sdbenicia.org
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