St Charles School | Woburn, MA

St. Charles Fact Sheet

Overview

 
ACCREDITATION
St. Charles School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Click here to view our Self-Study Report published in Winter 2016.

 

ACADEMICS & SPECIALS
St. Charles School was founded in 1884 by the Sisters of Notre Dame. St. Charles School offers students an exciting, faith-based core curriculum from Pre-K to Grade 8, with rigorous course of study designed to further academic achievement. Using research-based best practices, teachers engage students in units of study that not only build a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy skills, but also encourages students to develop critical and creative thinking and sharpen their problem solving abilities.

 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Religion
  • Science
  • Music
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Study Skills
  • Computer
  • Physical Education
  • Latin & Greek Roots

 

 

Events

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS

  • Math-a-Thon for St. Jude’s Research Hospital
  • Pennies for Patients – Cancer drive
  • March of Dimes Muscular Dystrophy Associates
  • Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research
  • Wear Denim to School Day – Cancer Association
  • American Heart Association

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • School float entered in Woburn’s Annual Halloween Parade
  • Veteran’s Day Program
  • Christmas Concert
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Science and Academic Fair
  • Class Night for 8th grade students
  • Eighth grade retreat and graduation Mass and ceremony

 

BI-ANNUAL EVENTS

  • Grades 7 and 8 trip to Washington, DC

St. Charles Fact Sheet

 

FACILITIES
The school has two buildings. Our lower building houses grades Pre-K through grade 4, our administrative office, our school library and the art room for grades K-4. The upper building houses grades 5-8, the cafeteria, computer room, the art room for grades 5-8, special education room, auditorium, science lab, and grade K-8 music room. The students have access to the parish church for activities centered around the sacraments.

 

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
Grades 1-4: 18-22
Grades 5-8:  18-25
Preschool (3 year & 4 year old programs): 15
Kindergarten (1 classroom with full time teacher and aide): 22

Full-time Special Education Teacher
Before and After School Program
Full-Day Kindergarten
First Communion and First Reconciliation for Second Graders
Monthly School Masses
Hot Lunch Program
Parent Service Program
Food drives for St. Vincent de Paul & Woburn Council of Social Concern
 
GRADUATES
2016 GRADUATES
19 Graduated, 13 enrolled in Catholic/Private High Schools

 

TESTING
Students at St. Charles School take the MAP Assessment (Measures of Academic Progress) three times per year. This is a growth assessment, not a standardized test. For more information about the MAP Test, visit www.nwea.org.

 

SCHOOL HOURS
Preschool 8:30-11:30AM or 8:30AM-2:20PM
Kindergarten 8:30AM – 2:20PM
Grades 1-8 8:30AM – 2:30PM

 

For Kindergarten admission, students must be five years old by September 1st of the year entering school. Students entering First Grade must be six years old by September 1st of the year entering school. Priority is given to current school families. Admission to all other grades is based on available space, the Brigance Inventory test, a review by the Principal of academic records, and a letter of recommendation from the student’s current teacher. St. Charles School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin.

 

BUS SERVICE
Students living in Woburn, living more than two miles from the school are provided transportation by
the public school system.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Student Council
Yearbook Committee
Girls Basketball (grades 5-8)
Boys Basketball (grades 5-8)
Cheerleading (grades 5-8)
SCS Newspaper Reporter’s Club
Talent Show
School Dances (Grades 5-8)
Math Club
Recitation Contest
Variety of After School Clubs (Grades 1-8)