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Divine Mercy Students at East Campus Gym

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy

DMCA is committed to building life-long learners and leaders. Our curriculum includes:

 

PreKindergarten for 3 and 4 Year Olds

Divine Mercy preschool girl with red and white hair bow
Divine Mercy preschool girl with red and white hair bow
Young boy looks up from worksheet at Divine Mercy Academy Johnstown PA
Young boy coloring worksheet at Divine Mercy Academy Johnstown PA
Smiling preschool student at Divine Mercy Academy Johnstown PA

Full day PreKindergarten programs are offered at both our East and West Campus sites. Families can choose 2-day or 5-day programs.

Our PreK goal is to provide a safe and secure “home away from home” while  providing little ones with opportunities to experience a wider world. Socialization is very important. Children meet new friends and become familiar with adults other than their parents. It is a friendly, faith-filled atmosphere. Our teachers are certified in Early Childhood Education and chosen specifically for their abilities to interact with our littlest ones. Our PreK activities enhance:

  • Christian values
  • Reading readiness / Language skills
  • Early math skills
  • Personal and social awareness
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Science and social studies concepts
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Fine arts, computer, library 
  • Age-appropriate STREAM activities, including regular visits by members of the Saint Francis University Sustainability Lab team

Kindergarten

Academic and spiritual development depends on strong, solid foundations, and that is just what the early grades provide. Our Kindergarten program includes:

  • Literacy-based curriculum, including science and social studies
  • Weekly hands-on STREAM activities focused on age-appropriate technology and engineering, including regular visits by the Saint Francis University Sustainability Lab team
  • Basic math skills
  • Christian values modeled throughout each experience
  • Physical education, art, music, library
  • Character-building activities woven in with all academics
  • Safe, secure learning environment
  • Building upon the Pre-K curriculum to establish a structured platform for life-long learning
Two Kindergarden students at Divine Mercy Academy Johnstown PA
Two Kindergarden students at Divine Mercy Academy Johnstown PA
Two Kindergarten students working on computer tablet at Divine Mercy Academy Johnstown PA
Girl listening to teacher

Grades 1, 2 and 3

Primary grades continue the momentum begun in the early childhood years. We strive to help children develop and strengthen their confidence, resilience and sense of fairness. Our curriculum includes:

  • Beginnings of faith, sacramental and moral instruction
  • Communication skills: speaking, listening, writing
  • Begin to take responsibility for own learning
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Strive for high standards
  • Weekly hands-on STREAM activities focused on age-appropriate technology and engineering, including regular visits by the Saint Francis University Sustainability Lab team
  • Music, art, physical education
  • Handwriting, both manuscript and cursive
  • Sports and extra-curricular activities
Student concentrates on computer tablet

Grades 4, 5 and 6

The amount of fundamental knowledge acquired in the intermediate grades is amazing. From multiplication tables to self-control, decoding to conscience-forming,  composition to Christian values, we help our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students build every aspect of their lives by:

  • Providing a fertile learning environment for both academic and spiritual lessons
  • Basing our instruction on Christ’s message of love
  • Using a strong, unified, common curriculum that builds logically grade by grade
  • Offering cross-curricular learning opportunities
  • Challenging students with more advanced STREAM activities, including regular visits by the Saint Francis University Sustainability Lab team
  • Building solid Christian scholars ready for middle school
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