Foreign Language Program: At Holy Redeemer students are exposed to both French and Spanish beginning in the first grade. In the Second Grade they select the language program they would like to continue studying through 8th grade.
Our French program is designed to help students attain an exceptional pre-high school level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the French language for communications in everyday situation.
Our Spanish program is designed to help students attain an exceptional pre-high school level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language for communications in everyday situation.
The Holy Redeemer Art Program follows the Archdiocese of Washington Schools’ Academic Standards for Art.
The program incorporates two goals:
- To open the student’s eyes and mind to God’s presence in His creation by participating in the creative process
- To develop the creative mind by offering students a variety of experiences in the visual arts.
Technology and Computer Instruction
Our goal is to prepare our students for a life-time of learning. To that end, digital technology at Holy Redeemer is integrated into all subjects. Each classroom has an interactive board to engage students with learning in the 21st century. IPads are available for classroom use and the computer lab is equipped with 29 Dell desktop computers with high speed broadband Internet. Academic databases are used for safe search of online research. Tools for presentation and collaboration are taught in the middle school computer classes; including PowerPoint, Movie Maker, and Tech4learning software. Simple programming applications are taught through game design.
Library and Media Center
The primary purpose of the Holy Redeemer School Library is to support, enrich, and extend learning across the curricula and grade levels in an environment that celebrates our Catholic faith.
The Resource Program provides students with different learning needs assistance in developing strategies which allow them to meet success in the classroom. Our program also provides assistance to parents and teachers as they work together to identify areas of needs, develop a course of action, and monitor progress. Holy Redeemer has three full-time Resource Teachers.