Program Objectives

We believe that the best education is one that embraces the whole child. Consequently, our programs carry both a strong academic and religious focus, nurturing a generation of bright and moral leaders for tomorrow. Students leave our school well prepared for high school, motivated for success, and firmly anchored in Christian traditions and values.

Religious

We strive to foster an appreciation of our Catholic faith traditions and provide opportunities to actively participate in their expression. A dedicated faculty affirms the dignity of each child and prepares students for the future by providing opportunities for faith building through prayer and study, liturgical worship, community service, and demonstration of Christian behaviors. We strongly promote the practice of mutual charity while accepting, celebrating, and building on our individual differences.

Religious-Service Opportunities

Christ the Teacher students make a difference in our world. Students participate in a variety of service projects throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to continue their service to the needy of our world during the summer months.

Academic

We recognize that each child has special gifts and needs. Our academic programs respond by challenging students to achieve their full potential. A rich and varied academic atmosphere is provided by fully-qualified faculty. Our curriculum follows Diocesan guidelines and is designed to stimulate the intellect and curiosity of every learner. Technology is integrated into all areas of study, which include: Religion – Fine Arts – Language Arts – Math – Physical Education – Science – Social Studies – World Languages.

Our school is divided into three cluster groupings: Preschool-2nd, 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grades. With an enrollment of approximately 580, each class in kindergarten to grade 8 will accommodate 25- 32 students. There are 16 students in each preschool class.

In preschool through grade 2, teaching assistants are available to classroom teachers. For students who qualify, special math and language arts classes are available in grade 3 to 8. A variety of instructional methods are employed including large and small group instruction, cross-curricular units, multi-age experiences, and cooperative learning opportunities. Additional instructional services are available through the Title I program.

Non-discrimination Policy

The philosophy of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Wilmington is based on the Christian Social Principles of the Gospel Message – to love and respect the rights of all people.

Christ the Teacher School, a Catholic school in the Diocese of Wilmington, offers students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Catholic school students.  The school does not discriminate against otherwise qualified students on the basis of disability, if with reasonable accommodations, the student can meet the program requirements.  Therefore, we do not discriminate in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and extracurricular school sponsored  programs,

Christ the Teacher School strives to serve those parents who desire a Catholic education for their children.  Children of all faiths are admitted to Christ the Teacher School with the understanding that they will participate in the religion program and religious services.