Our Academic Layout

2022-2023 School Subject Offerings

The following table shows the subjects that are offered to each grade level at Saint Joseph
School during the 2022-2023 school year. For each subject, it indicates the approximate
number of hours per week that it is being be offered to students during in-school learning.
Most of its entries reflect subject times advised by the Archdiocese of Denver.

Now that our schedule has returned to normal, I’m excited to be able to report that, unlike
most schools, our standardized test scores remained at their normally-high level at the end of
the previous school year. (You can see our results here!).

It is our belief that this balance of subject times provides the best possible learning
opportunities for our students.

Nick Blanco, Principal

 

Academic Subject Grades 1-3 Grades 4-5 Grades 7-8
Language Arts 10 hrs/wk 8 ¼ hrs/wk 7 ½ hrs/wk
Math 5 hrs/wk 5 hrs/wk 3 ¾ hrs/wk
Social Studies 1 ¾ hrs/wk 2 ½ hrs/wk 3 ¾ hrs/wk
Science 1 ¾ hrs/wk 2 ½ hrs/wk 3 ¾ hrs/wk
Religion (Including Mass) 3 hrs/wk 3 ¼ hrs/wk 3 ¾ hrs/wk
Health 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk ¾ hrs/wk
Physical Education 1 hr/wk 1 ½ hrs/wk 1 ½ hrs/wk
Music/Choir/Band 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk 1 ½ hrs/wk
Art 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk ¾ hrs/wk
Discovery(K-5) / Engineering(6-8) 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk ¾ hrs/wk
Homeroom and Advisory (6-8) 0 hrs/wk 0 hrs/wk 1 ½ hrs/wk
Total Instruction Hours 26 ½ hrs/wk 27 hrs/wk 29 ¼ hrs/wk
Total In-School Hours  (7-hour days) 35 hrs/wk 35 hrs/wk 35 hrs/wk