The strong core curriculum combines high academic standards and a values-based education

Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School (MCHR), an East Harlem Catholic elementary school, has been educating students from New York City and beyond since 1949. MCHR provides a superior Pre-K to 8th grade education, employing all of the resources of NYC to combine the best of current teaching and technology with traditional Catholic values in a warm and caring atmosphere. 

At a Glance

Day In the Life

Based on the latest research on child development and learning as well as current common core standards, the Early Childhood Program at MCHR provides students with the fundamental skills, concepts and dispositions to be successful students in elementary school and beyond.The program includes hands-on-learning, a dynamic range of creative teaching/learning techniques and innovative methods of monitoring children’s progress. The program utilizes unique materials to support the curriculum including interactive Smartboards and iPads.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast, Morning Prayer, Assembly
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Literacy and Creative Drama
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Mathematics and Technology
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch and Outdoor Recess
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Science and Music
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Social Studies and Art
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Religion/Character Development

Students in grades 1-3 thrive in the stimulating and supportive environment that MCHR educators cultivate. Educators adapt elements of various methods such as direct instruction, the workshop model and cooperative learning in order to meet diverse learning needs and ensure all students’ acquisition of fundamental skills. In the context of an arts-infused curriculum, consistent opportunities for hands-on learning develop the talents of the individual child. Character and spiritual education unify all aspects of the curriculum.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast, Prayer, Assembly
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ELA/Reading
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Mathematics
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch and Outdoor Recess
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Science and Technology
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Social Studies
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Religion, Art and Music

As students in grades 4-5 assume more responsibility for their learning, MCHR educators challenge them to apply and further develop the foundational skills introduced in primary grades in interdisciplinary, integrative, and authentic ways. Such cross-curricular approaches allow students to think, speak, read, and write critically about a variety of historical and scientific subjects. To reinforce key mathematical concepts, as well as to instill a lifelong love of learning, students participate in visual art, instrumental, and dance instruction. Character and spiritual education unify all aspects of the curriculum.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast, Prayer, Assembly
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ELA/Reading
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Mathematics
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Violin, Lunch and Outdoor Recess
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Science and Technology
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Social Studies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Religion and Art

An MCHR education for students in grades 6-8 culminates in a carefully-orchestrated, high-quality program that balances rigorous academics with artistic exploration. In their seminar-style reading and writing classes, MCHR educators train students in literary analysis and criticism, interpretation of canonical and classic texts, evaluation of nonfiction, debate, and other forms of public speaking. Math instruction focuses on the synthesis of prerequisite concepts and computational procedures, the refinement of quantitative reasoning skills, and practical problem-solving in a real-world context. Character and spiritual education unify all aspects of the curriculum.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast, Prayer, Assembly
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ELA/Reading
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Mathematics
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Science and Technology
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Outdoor Recess
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Social Studies
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Religion, Art and Music
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