Curriculum

St. Bartholomew Academy follows the recommended curricula of the Archdiocese of Newark in all subject areas and meets the New Jersey state curriculum standards. Each subject is taught along a coordinated continuum of skills and content areas.  

Archdiocese of Newark curriculum information.  

The subject areas covered by the St. Bartholomew Academy curricula are:

  • Religion
  • Language Arts (click here for Archdiocese of Newark English/Language Arts curriculum maps)
  • Mathematics (click here for Archdiocese of Newark mathematics curriculum maps)
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health Education
  • World Language
  • Technology Education
  • Physical Education
  • Library Science
  • Art  (full year)
  • Music  (full year)
  • Instrumental Music and Band (full year)

 To enhance our students’ educational experience, St. Bartholomew Academy also provides the following: 

  • Cultural Arts Assemblies
  • Character Education Program
  • Bullying Prevention Program
  • D.A.R.E. Program
  • Christmas and Spring Concerts
  • Drama Presentations
  • Speech Therapy
  • Compensatory Education
  • Supplemental Education

Grades Pre-K through 5 are self-contained classes.  The Pre-K and Kindergarten are full-day programs that include Religion, Language, Math, Computer Literacy, Music, Art, Health and Safety, Physical Education and World Language.  The Pre-Kindergarten program features a literacy initiative to develop phonological awareness, oral language, letter and word recognition, enhanced vocabulary, and reading readiness.   Learning centers are used to foster collaborative learning, listening skills, role-playing, and sharing. 

In Grades K – 5, major academic areas are taught by the homeroom teacher. Students receive instruction from subject area specialists once per week in Art, Music, Library Science, Physical Education, Computer and World Language. 

Grades 6 through 8 are departmentalized.  Faculty specialists in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies instruct Grades 6-8.  In addition, students receive weekly instruction from subject area specialists once per week in Art, Music, Library Science, Gym, Computer and World Language.

The Accelerated Mathematics program in grades 6-8 offers qualified students the opportunity to receive accelerated math instruction that meets their needs for advancement.  Grade 6 Mathematics include arithmetic and beginning pre-algebra skills. Pre-Algebra is taught in Grade 7 and Grade 8 offers Algebra I.

Daily religious education is supplemented with classroom liturgies, a Day of Prayer, First Friday masses, and a special assemblies/speaker’s program.  

A very competent Child Study Team, a Basic Skills teacher, a speech therapist and nursing services are provided by Union County Educational Service to support our faculty team.  The Basic Skills teacher provides compensatory education and supplemental instruction for students who qualify.

For more information, contact St. Bartholomew Academy at (908) 322-4265.