Critical Thinking Skills

   Escuela de San Nicholas de Tolentino

   "Un Lugar Donde Los Estudiantes Florecen y Talentos Fluyen"

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School

"A Place Where Students Flourish and Talents Flow"

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School teaches critical thinking skills through our every day math curriculum and a focus on literacy.  We offer our students individualized attention under the instruction of outstanding teachers.


 Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-K through 6th grade mathematics curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published by McGraw-Hill Education.  The Everyday Mathematics curriculum emphasizes:

 - Use of concrete, real-life examples that are meaningful and memorable as an introduction to key mathematical concepts.

· Repeated exposures to mathematical concepts and skills to develop children’s ability to recall
knowledge from long-term memory.

· Frequent practice of basic computation skills to build mastery of procedures and quick recall of
facts, often through games and verbal exercises.

· Use of multiple methods and problem-solving strategies to foster true proficiency and accommodate different learning styles.


 ESL Lab—Essential Learning Systems program (ELS) helps students become better readers.  We are very fortunate to have a program that is researched based and individualized to meet each student’s needs.
Essential Learning Systems (ELS) is a computer program that targets phonics, spelling skills, comprehension, listening skills, and sequencing ability.  The ELS program contains 2,600 recorded words, phrases and sentences, which will help your child with the different skills listed above.

 Title 1– is the largest component under the No Children Left Behind (NCLB) federal education funded elementary and secondary program.  The Title 1 program provides supplemental education services so that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to receive high quality education.  Service provision is a collaborative effort by Title instructional personnel, classroom teachers, principal, and parents to give students more individual attention in the areas of reading and math.  Through the use immediate feedback, hands-on materials and progress monitoring, this type of small group instruction can strengthen areas of weakness.