Elementary School Students Use Technology from Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Students relate so well to technology in the classroom.  As we develop millennium learners, we strive to meet their unique educational needs with a curriculum that spirals to engage even the smallest students in our student body.  Students engage through rich learning experiences, as our faculty implements educational technology through direct instruction in cyber safety, on-line etiquette, coding, and responsible web citizenship. In our elementary school, students as young as Kindergarten are applying creative problem solving and pre-engineering methods as they build block towers with one another. At the other end of the elementary school spectrum, sixth through eighth grade students are exposed to introductory computer programming through Swift Playgrounds and Hour of Code.  Students are exposed to online etiquette and safety through Common Sense Media and Digital Compass activities.  Using the engineering design process, students learn to solve problems that relate to real world issues.  During this time, students learn to become efficient in their use of search engines and different programs for reporting and storage.  Students learn to complete 3D designs and printing using Tinkercad and our Dremel 3D printers.  Additionally, our dedicated STEM faculty leads a team of talented and driven 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the LEGO League’s robotics competitions and the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Robotics League.
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.