At St. Benilde School, we know that learning does not end with the school day; nor is it confined to the months of the school year. The reality is children never stop learning! Therefore, we offer a comprehensive suite of services to help meet your child's learning needs throughout the entire year!
Here is just a sampling of what we have to offer...
The Loreto Early Learning Center: Open year round and utilizing the latest research-based best practices, we provide a dynamic early childhood environment to serve your young child's spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs from 6 weeks through 24 months.
The Rainbow Krewe: This is where school begins - emersed in the active nature of early childhood education but with a keen focus on emergent literacy and numeracy skills! The Rainbow Krewe is the home for our Prekindergarten 2, Prekindergarten 3, and Prekindergarten 4 programs.
The Lower Elementary: From learning to read to reading to learn, the Lower School at St. Benilde utilizes data-driven instruction in a blended-model environment that combines print and digital media to engage students in an increasingly complex and rigorous academic program. The Lower School is the home for students in Grades K-3.
The Upper Elementary: Secondary education begins in Fourth Grade at St. Benilde School and continues through graduation at the end of Grade Seven. During the Upper Elementary years, SBS students are provided increasing opportunities to develop their inate critical thinking and reasoning skills, deepen their literacy and numeracy comprehension, and prepare themselves for the rigors of high school and college.
The Literacy Lab: At SBS, we take literacy seriously. The Literacy Lab was established in 2014 to ensure that students from Prekindergarten 4 on up are provided intensive intervention services if and when they need it. From the struggling young reader to the older child whose literacy skills need an extra push, our goal is to identify and address learning delays before they become a disability!
Exceptional Learners Program: Sometimes, children need something beyond support. They need an entirely different approach to succeed. Their learning program needs to be exceptional for them to reach their God-given potential. Often, these children have been identified as having specific conditions that require a different approach to learning, including but not limited to:
Enrichment Services: Gifted children have special needs too! That is why SBS has an Enrichment Coordinator who works with children from Grades 4-7 who demonstrate in class and on standardized tests that they perform in the top 10% of all students in the nation. During Enrichment, students are able to dig deeper into and across the curriculum, and get the challenge they both need and want.
SBS Online: St. Benilde School provides opportunities beyond the school's walls for students to expand their learning via our suite of digital services. From Hatch Early Childhood to Smarty Ants to Accelerated Reading and Math to Xtra Math and Vocabulary/Spelling City, we offer numerous opportunities for students to customize their learning through digital means. Starting with the 2015-2016 school year, we are preparing to launch even more digital learning solutions that will allow students to study foreign languages and take advanced classes online.
Tutoring: This isn't homework help. This is skill-based, focused instruction in small group and one-on-one environments tailored entirely around your child's particular levels of readiness. Our tutoring solutions are designed around your child and more affordable than those offered by outside providers.