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Academic Standards

St. Basil School is committed to providing a quality academic program that fosters critical thinking and competency in verbal and nonverbal skills in a Christ-centered environment. Our goal is to meet each student's individual needs through various learning experiences and to develop the student’s knowledge and organizational skills to achieve an integrated and structured understanding of information.

The curriculum at St. Basil School is implemented according to standards set forth by the Diocese of Sacramento, which meet or exceed California State Standards. We maintain our standards-based curriculum by offering challenging lesson plans that include the traditional subjects of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science, as well as Religion, Spanish, Physical Education, and Technology classes. Our educational approach engages children positively and exercises creativity as a tool for innovative problem-solving. All St. Basil School students complete STAR assessments throughout the year to monitor student progress and benchmark growth. This adaptive testing program provides our teachers with more detailed information on students’ progress, informs instruction, and allows our school to adjust our curriculum directly.

An education at St. Basil School is unique because it focuses on the needs of the whole child as a valued and respected individual member of God’s family and our community. A truly effective and impactful education program focuses on more than just academic knowledge. Children are encouraged to develop and enhance their talents through various educational and specialized programs offered at St. Basil School. Students are happiest and perform at their highest potential when free to play, create, and explore. We honor these necessities by offering various enrichment opportunities in volleyball, basketball, football, cheerleading, California Junior Scholarship Federation, Student Council, volunteerism, and choir.