Academic Life


Here at GRACE, developing a strong, robust, and faith-filled curriculum is of the utmost importance. Principals, teachers, and administrators under the guidance of the Director of Curriculum, work together to establish a thorough, robust curriculum for all GRACE students in Preschool through 8th grade. All schools in the GRACE system follow the Green Bay Diocesan standards for education.

At GRACE, it is critical that all subject areas are grounded in Catholic faith and values. Each subject area works to establish a strong faith foundation that all instruction is taught from. This type of instruction creates the unique and faith-filled atmosphere you will experience here in our GRACE classrooms.

GRACE works diligently to unify the curriculum across our GRACE schools. This ensures that no matter what school students attend, the same high rigor of academics is taking place in all classrooms. 

Unification does not mean one size fits all. GRACE believes in meeting the needs of all students and empowering each and every learner to feel successful and motivated. In collaboration with the Director of Student Services, GRACE offers academic opportunities for students needing extra assistance and those ready for a more challenging curriculum. Spanish-speaking students are also supported through key dual-language programs and resources to encourage a bilingual learning experience.

At GRACE, making sure students have access to educational resources through technology is also a key learning component in our classrooms. This includes interactive display boards in all classrooms and Chromebooks and/or tablets for all K-8 students. Students are able to engage in meaningful technology opportunities that reinforce learning concepts while integrating technology skills such as coding, keyboarding, programming, and more.

If you would like to hear more about GRACE curriculum or have any questions, please contact the GRACE Director of Curriculum.

To view the full GRACE curriculum, click on the button below.

The STAR Assessment

All schools in the Green Bay Diocese utilize the STAR Assessment by Renaissance to monitor student progress and academic achievement. The STAR Assessment gives organizations control over the testing content including the subject matter used in the test questions to ensure that the assessment aligns with Catholic values and expectations. You can read more about the STAR Assessment here.

GRACE School Libraries

The GRACE School Libraries are dedicated to instilling Catholic values and promoting academic excellence by nurturing mind, body and soul.

Our school library programs promote and encourage reading for enjoyment, academic achievement and lifelong learning. The school library program provides, integrates and cultivates an environment to support teaching, learning and a love of reading.  Our Catholic identity is prominent in both the environment and collection.

Learn more about our libraries and their protocols here.

GRACE Curriculum Resources

  • Wilson FUNdations Phonics, 2012 (K-3)
  • Lucy Calkins Writing, 2016 (K-5)
  • Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions, 2018 (K-5)
  • Fountas & Pinnell Reading, 2018 (K-8)
  • Voyages Reading, 2018 (6-8)
  • Christ Our Life Religion, 2016 (K-8)
  • Ascension Press: Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition, 2011 (8)
  • Glencoe Health, 2021 (6-8)
  • Big Ideas: A Bridge to Success Math, 2017 (6-8)
  • McGraw Hill Social Studies, 2020 (K-3, 6-8)
  • McGraw Hill Discovering Our Past: A History of the World, 2018 (6)
  • McGraw Hill Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States, 2018 (7-8)
  • Project Lead the Way: Launch, 2022 (K-5)
  • McGraw Hill iScience, 2017 (6-8)
  • Sophia Institute Spirit of Truth, 2016 (K-8)
  • Zaner-Bloser The Superkids Reading Program (St. Thomas More only), 2019 (K-2)