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 and Khan Academy.  Seventh and eighth grade students are using Vernier hand-held digital data collection systems with sensors to conduct scientific experiments; and eighth grade students are using their iPads to code clear, round robots called Spheros. Additionally, our dedicated STEM faculty lead a team of talented and driven 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the LEGO League’s robotics competitions.
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 Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.