Welcome to Christ the King Catholic School! For over fifty years, our parish and school have provided quality Catholic education to families in Mesa and the neighboring communities. We bring to interested families a faith-based education, strong in all facets of human development.
Our school proudly carries on the tradition of faith-filled education–no other school can truly duplicate the quality of educational experience that happens in a Catholic School. Our values and faith, the expectations of academic focus, self-disciplined philosophy, actions and minds support what engaged parents want for their children.
Because our children are our hope and our joy and the future of the church and society, we support parents in placing the child at the center of the educational process, promoting academic excellence and moral values, and fostering lifelong service. Through tremendous support from parents, faculty, staff, and the parish, we provide the highest quality programs and services for our students.
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- Catholic schools in the Diocese of Phoenix use curriculum guidelines that exceed the requirements of state guidelines. Diocesan-wide curriculum committees have studied the Common Core State Standards and have integrated only the parts of those standards that will be a benefit to our accelerated students in their pursuit of academic excellence.
- The School day begins at 7:45 a.m. in the courtyard and Monday through Thursday ends at 3:00 p.m. Friday is early dismissal at 1:30 p.m.
- All students attend weekly Mass on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. Parents and other relatives are welcome to attend with the students. Each week the Mass is hosted by a grade, with students from that grade taking part in the mass as greeters, readers, altar servers and gift bearers.
- All grades (K-8) attend classes in Spanish, Physical Education, Art, Library, Music, and Computers
- Extra-curricular Drama is offered to all students grade 4-8 and there is at least one musical production each year.
- Extracurricular, afterschool sports are offered for students in grades 5-8 through the Catholic Youth Athletic Association.
- Academic religion class is a core subject in every grade, and the students learn to be faith-filled individuals with each encounter.
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori based program for grades Pre-K through Third, is the basis of the primary faith-formation. It is a 60-minute class each week with groups of 10 students at a time.
- Students in grades 2nd and 3rd are prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. The school and parish work together to assist families of older students when a family wants to begin the process.
- Students in grades 6-8 are part of a 1:1 take-home iPad program, 5th graders have 1:1 Chromebooks available in the classrooms, and grades 1-4 have Chromebooks and iPads that are used in center-based activities. All grades attend class in the computer lab each week for lessons in computer applications and to support the classroom curriculum.
- Grades 6, 7 and 8 rotate through their classes. Highly qualified math, science, and language arts teachers prepare students for high school both academically and organizationally. Accelerated Math and Accelerated Reader programs allow students to enhance their skills independently and to help teachers monitor student progress in these critical areas.
- Discipline With Purpose ™ helps students to learn to be self-disciplined and respectful to adults, classmates, property, and the Lord. Students graduate Christ the King well-spoken, with a strong work ethic, responsible for their actions, homework, and classwork, academically focused and successful.
- Students participate in a variety of community service projects with their classes
- Students wear uniforms
- Teachers use a variety of instructional strategies in the classroom to engage students in learning and to motivate the desire to learn. Smart Boards and Document Cameras are present in the classrooms to give teachers additional ways to increase student participation and access to multi-media.
- Students at Christ the King report they enjoy school and like their teachers.
- There is an expectation of assigned and completed homework each night.
- Healthy hot lunch choices are available daily. Milk, water or juice is available separately for those who prefer to bring their lunch from home.
- The nurse monitors the physical health of the students. Students with unique health needs, including allergies, asthma, or medications can be accommodated.
- Students in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Phoenix take the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. The vast majority of students at Christ the King test at or above National and Diocesan averages. Graduates from Christ the King Catholic School have their choice of options for High School: Catholic, private and honors programs in public and charter schools.
- Parents are involved in the education of their child. When parents know the faculty, other students and parents, students achieve more and are happier. Christ the King is creative in finding ways for everyone to be involved—whether it is helping in the classroom, organizing social events, chaperoning field trips, cleaning the church or praying for the students and the school–our children thrive because the community cares!
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