Students in the Sioux Falls Catholic School system receive grade appropriate instruction in the areas of religion, language arts, math, science and social studies. In addition to these core content areas, students receive instruction in physical education, visual arts, vocal and instrumental music and technology.
We would love to share the details of the curriculum for your child’s grade level!
Standardized Test Scores
SFCS students are taught by dedicated instructors who set high expectations for their students and care about their personal success. Each year, Sioux Falls Catholic Schools’ students consistently score higher on standardized tests than public school students in Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota. We are very proud of the high scores that our students consistently earn. Please take a look at the scores below.
Sioux Falls Catholic Schools is committed to providing educational services to all students.
St. Mary School has Academic Services staff available on site. There are many options available for your student. You may choose to fill out an accommodation form, which helps your child meet his/her academic goals. The accommodation plan is determined by a team of teachers along with the parents. Academic Services personnel work with teachers to ensure that these accommodations are carried out. You may also choose to have your child assessed through the Sioux Falls Public School system. St. Mary School has a close relationship with a local public school provider. The students may receive services for part of the day at a close public school. Those services may include Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ULE (Unique Learning Experience), Remedial Math or Reading.
At the elementary level, students can participate in enrichment activities in the classroom, as a pull-out opportunity (in-house), or receive services (if they qualify) at a local public school provider. Enrichment can take the form of compacting, accelerating, alternative curriculum, and takes into account students ability, performance, and maturity level (i.e. ability to work independently). Enrichment also is provided through programs such as Accelerated Reader, Math counts, Geography Bee, Destination Imagination, Chess Club, German or French Club, Spanish instruction, etc.