St. Benedict School follows the challenging curriculums instituted by the Diocesan Department of Catholic Schools in ELA, mathematics, social studies, science, and religion. In addition, we offer the following exploratory subjects: Spanish, art, music, health and physical education, and computers. To meet the academic needs of a diverse student body, our teachers incorporate differentiated instruction in their lesson planning; through the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, we provide additional services for students who are classified. As we continue to integrate technological tools into our academic programs, students have access to devices such as iPads and Chromebooks (Grades 3-8) which connect them to the web-based programs that accompany their textbooks and various online subscription services that facilitate individualized learning. Our Center for Innovation and STEM classes offer students Green Screen technology for video production, a MakerSpace for robotics and design, and plenty of challenging activities for grades 3-8.
St. Benedict offers a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and activities, an active sports program, and an arts program that encompasses musical, visual, and dramatic arts. Throughout the school year, our teachers encourage students to put their faith into action by learning about the world beyond their immediate community and participating in service projects. The net result of these programs is a graduating 8th grader who is well-rounded and prepared to take the next step into high school.
St. Benedict School is also dedicated to the faith formation of our students and families of the school. Faith Formation provides support to the classroom teachers and families for all of their faith formation needs; from sacramental preparation, family life, to catechesis in order to have a clear understanding of the Catholic faith.