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Academic Curriculum


The Diocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the State of Louisiana guidelines, are followed for the teaching of all secular subject areas.
Our Lady of Fatima School offers students opportunities for growth in the following major subjects:



Catholic doctrine and tradition, Bible study, Social Justice, preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, and Eucharist.
Liturgical services are held on Wednesday for the entire school community.
Students attend Mass each Wednesday morning.
Students in Grades 5 take the ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis of Religious Education) Test in May.  


Sacramental Program

The sacramental life of the children of the Catholic tradition is an important component of the religion program at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School. Preparations for two sacraments, Reconciliation and Eucharist, form the core of instruction in Grade 2. In accordance with the diocesan guidelines, candidates for First Eucharist will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist.
Confirmation will be a two year program beginning in the 7th grade and completion at the end of 8th grade.
Parents are required to be active partners in the preparation of their children for these sacraments. The sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation are only conferred to students baptized in the Roman Catholic tradition.


Mathematics Skills, including problem solving and memorization of math
facts. Students in grades PK-3 use Eureka Math. Students in grades 4-8 use Eureka Math and the Ray Dass Program.

Language Arts
Reading, English, Spelling, Vocabulary, Composition, Library Skills, and Appreciation of Literature. Students in PK use the DIG program. Students in grades K-3 use Fundations and Wit & Wisdom. Students in grades 4-8 use Louisiana Guide Books.


General Sciences and Laboratory Experiences. Students in grades K-2 follow the LA state standards. Students in grades 3-5 use Students in grades 6-8 use Amplify.

Social Studies

History, Geography, Economics, State History, and Current Events. All grades follow the LA state standards.


Formal home-study is assigned to help students become self-reliant and self- directed. Assignments are designed to reinforce daily lessons, to supplement and enrich class work, and to prepare for certain lessons through various experiences.
Since each student has different capabilities and interests, it would be difficult to denote the specific amount of time to be spent on an assignment. If a problem arises, the teacher should be contacted.
Homework may be assigned to students Monday through Thursday. Homework will not be assigned to students on Friday evening. No tests or quizzes will be given on Mondays or the first day of school of the week. No projects will be due on Monday or the first day of school of the week.