Teachers incorporate Catholic values into all curricular areas and model faith commitment to the students. We provide daily religious instruction that incorporates liturgy, prayer, moral development, theological, and Church teachings, and scriptural studies that help students grow as committed Christians.
Every year, students in TK through eighth grade take the STARs test (4 times a year) to measure academic achievement and growth that takes place without one school year and to the next. Using this test, along with in-class assessments, teachers are able to truly individualize classroom instruction to better meet the needs of all learners. Along with multiple forms of data, teachers utilize a multiage learning environment – coupled with STREAM learning every Friday – to further enhance SFA’s learning experience for all learners.
The faculty and staff are dedicated to all aspects of forming the whole child incorporating all aspects of academic and spiritual life. Together, we accomplish this by setting high academic standards and by providing support systems to ensure that all children meet the set expectations. By cultivating a school culture, in which we set high standards for teacher performance, increase academic expectations for all students and engage the community, it is our goal at SFA to seek “Excellence in Individualized Instruction” for all learners.
SFA is accredited by the Western Association of Schools (WASC) and the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).