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 most recent 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
  • Technology
  • Physical Education

 

 

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 Alzheimer’s Research
  • Tanner Tata 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 advancement office, our nurse’s office, our school library and the lower school science lab. The upper building houses grades 5-8, the cafeteria, computer lab, the art room, learning, auditorium (renovated in summer 2018!), science lab, and music room. The students have access to the parish church for activities centered around the sacraments.

 

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
Grades K-8: 18
Preschool (3 year & 4 year old programs): 15

Full-time Special Education Teacher
Before and After School Program
Full-Day Kindergarten
First Communion and First Reconciliation for Second Graders
Monthly School Masses and Prayer Services
Hot Lunch Program
Parent Service Program
Food Drives for St. Vincent de Paul & Woburn Council of Social Concern
 
GRADUATES
2018 GRADUATES

(45%) Matriculated to Malden Catholic High School
(28%) Matriculated to Matignon Catholic High School
(18%) Matriculated to Arlington Catholic High School
(9%) Matriculated to Woburn Public High School

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
 

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.

During the 2017-2018 School Year, St. Charles School was recognized for above average achievement in all three testing areas — reading, math and language usage.

 

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 4-8)
Talent Show
School Dances (Grades 5-8)
Math Club
After School Enrichment Program (Grades K-8)