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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 their 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

Technology becomes an increasingly important part of each student’s learning process. In order to incorporate more technology into each school day, they visit the computer lab or use Chromebooks often for assessments on Think Central.

Science

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

Social Studies

Each student continues 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, computer, library and physical education classes every week.

Meet Our Third Grade Class

Meet Our Third Grade Class

Led by Patricia Holmes, 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

Meet Our Fifth Grade Class

Led by Amy Gutierrez, 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...

"The Triglia/Trader family is a 3 generation alumni from SFDS. Our family has been strengthened spiritually, academically and morally throughout the years since my oldest sister attended the first graduating class back in the day. Now I am pleased to say that my son and daughter in law have their two sons, my grandchildren attending as well. I am so thankful to God for our school. We are so blessed to have these fine teachers amongst us to carry on the Sisters of Mercy hard work. The world has sustained some trying times since my oldest sister graduated and our wonderful school has survived and it will survive these times. I remember getting in the school bus (yes we had one bus driven by Mr.Williams to pick up Delmar and Laurel students) when we heard the sad news of President Kennedy’s assassination, preparing us through drills for fear of nuclear war, etc etc. these times are what made us strong and united. (So remember that when you are saddened because your kids have to wear a mask) In yet the annual May processions crowning our mother Mary, the beautiful first Communion processions and proud Confirmations our forever in our memories as well! We have grown to be successful executives, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs buy most importantly dedicated parents, loving grandparents and good human beings. The best investment you can give your children is the gift of a SFDS education!!!! My son will tell you at 40 years old that the foundation that was built for him during the St. Francis de Sales school years is what made him the man he is today. So blessed for our school. Thank you FatherChris LaBarge for continuing the legacy of msgr Stout and thank you Mrs. Traum and our wonderful faculty for continuing the stellar academic education of the wonderful nuns including Sr Maura. God bless our school!"

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