Religion is the thread that weaves the Primary Grade Curriculum together. Children are taught the Catholic Christian faith through lessons, prayers, traditions, and service. Each day offers children the opportunity to practice their faith and grow spiritually. As a member of the Archdiocese of Washington School System (ADW), the De Chantal curriculum grows naturally from the ADW academic standards in each subject area. Teachers develop engaging lessons designed to encourage intellectual curiosity. The daily academic lessons taught in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are designed to reach students with varied learning styles.
Each week, children are also taught by a specialized teacher in Art, STEM, Music, and Physical Education. The children also have a dedicated time in Library each week. In all the primary grades, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade, teachers integrate the traditional; textbooks, workbooks, and writing with pencil and paper, with the 21st-century technology; laptops, IPads and google classroom. Children will learn through the use of a variety of platforms consistent with their age and developmental level.