Intermediate Program

Intermediate Program: Building New Skills

Hands-On Learning Brings Lessons To Life

Our intermediate program, for students in third through fifth grades, is designed to continue building on the fundamentals taught in earlier grades while also introducing new areas and expanding students’ knowledge of technology, social studies, and the Catholic faith.

As part of our religious education, we focus on teaching the seven sacraments as well as learning more about the saints.

Here are the other areas we teach:

Math And Reading

Our math and reading programs continue with the Houghton-Mifflin curriculum series, emphasizing the interactive features that help assess each student’s understanding of the subject matter.


Technology becomes an increasingly important part of each student’s learning process. In order to incorporate more technology into each school day, students use Chromebooks for educational activities and assessments.


Using the Lab Learner curriculum, each student brings their science lessons to life using hands-on instruction and lab experiments.

Social Studies

Students continue to expand their knowledge of their immediate community as well as Maryland and United States history.

Music, Art, Spanish And More

We focus on creating well-rounded students with Spanish, art, music, technology, library, and physical education classes every week.

Meet Our Third Grade Class

Led by Tina Ludwick, the third grade class is focused on learning more about their Catholic faith while also continuing their hands-on science experiments.

Meet Our Fourth Grade Class

Led by Susan Lagueux, the fourth grade class is becoming more comfortable using Chromebooks for their lessons and broadening their math, science and reading skills.

Meet Our Fourth Grade Class


Meet Our Fifth Grade Class

Led by Patricia Holmes, the fifth grade class continues to grow in their academic journey, learning more about state and U.S. History and preparing for middle school.

From The Parents...

"We came down from Baltimore County to attend Grandparents' Day. It was wonderful. It was such a nice prayer service. The lunch was delicious and the book fair fulfilled Noah's wants and needs. Very nice and I am so glad my grandson attends pre-k. Hopefully, we wii have many more days like this at St. Francis deSales."

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