Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum

Math - Saxon Math

Cathedral School's math program is distinctive in both its format and scope.  Using Saxon Math throughout all grade levels, students in grades K-2 experience instruction in fundamental concepts.  As each student enters grade 3, he/she, using placement test scores, previous teacher's input, is placed in the appropriate math level.  This allows for differentiated instruction for all students. Students at Cathedral have the opportunity to move through the math curriculum at their own pace, and many will complete courses in high school level Algebra 1 and 2 prior to graduation. Care is taken to ensure that students are challenged and yet comfortable in their math placements. 

Reading - independent and leveled reading for fluency and comprehension, details of story writing, and peer editing.

Religion - Second graders prepare for and receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion (if Catholic).


Cursive writing



Field Trips


Geography - Geography Immersion

During the second semester, each class at Cathedral studies and prepares a presentation on a different county throughout the world.  Through this process, the children learn important lessons in geography, native cultural practices, religious beliefs, cuisine, attire, government, daily living, and much more. These presentations are showcased in an “open house” format for families and other students to come and enjoy.