Each K-8 student receives weekly religious education in the classroom using the Diocesan approved REVEALED/ROOTED and Sophia Institute curriculums. This is in addition to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for our K-4th grade students.
REVEALED/ROOTED brings to life Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in the context of our modern world. Through this curriculum, children gain an understanding of who God is, who they are as image-bearers of God, male or female, and how they fit into the world.
Theology of the Body (or TOB) is a study of what it means to be human, in light of scripture, as articulated by St. John Paul II. TOB helps us to understand how we were created, our identity in Christ, and our gifts, so that we may see ourselves and others the way God intended.
Our elementary school Theology of the Body (TOB) curriculum, called REVEALED, is literature-based, using richly illustrated stories to delve deeper into the foundational concepts of TOB—using a language we can all understand. Through the curriculum, we look at what it means to be human: male or female, how to live as a gift to others, and what it means to have heaven as our ultimate destiny.
We want your boys and girls to become who God created them to be. REVEALED aims to guide children in their God-given identity by:
Offering language kids can understand
Engaging minds and hearts through discussion
Fostering discovery and creativity
Learning through the senses
Building the family with parent communications
Our Theology of the Body curriculum for students in grades 6-8, ROOTED, will help your students explore scripture, Pope St. John Paul II’s teaching, and their own dignity in 6 grade-specific, accessible units. Through ROOTED, your students will be able to understand what it means to be made in God’s image, begin to see themselves and others as gifts, and grow their own roots and wings in God’s perfect plan.
With ROOTED, we help your students grow in grace by:
Offering your students theologically-rooted answers to their questions
Providing interactive, fun activities that teach the beauty of TOB
Helping your students understand their identity as children of God
Supporting your middle schoolers as they learn about their mission in life
St. Mary School has been educating Catholic children in Delaware County since 1885.