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Student Learning Expectations (SLE)

At The Madeleine Choir School, the study of traditional subjects like Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies is enhanced with additional coursework in Theology, Music Theory, Latin, Spanish, choral singing and violin instruction. Students also enjoy Physical Education, Art and Technology. To better meet the academic needs of our students, a school day at The Madeleine Choir School is slightly longer than that at other schools, with students attending from 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m. To insure a high degree of teacher-student interaction, the target class size averages 25 students per grade.

Student Learning Expectations

Responsible World Citizens

  • Are respectful, responsible, and hospitable to others
  • Provide service and support to the local and global communities in need
  • Apply Catholic social teaching to current issues in civic and international affairs
  • Develop a sound sense of stewardship for the earth’s resources and one’s personal gifts and abilities


Engaged Scholars

  • Demonstrate mastery of rigorous academic curriculum
  • Utilize a variety of resources to effectively comprehend curriculum
  • Develop critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Appropriate and engage the Catholic intellectual, artistic, and moral tradition


Effective Communicators

  • Articulate and defend well-supported arguments
  • Use different written genres and technological innovations to communicate ideas in multiple academic fields
  • Explore and critically evaluate diverse viewpoints
  • Advance Gospel values when considering issues in the public forum


Dedicated Liturgical Musicians

  • Preserve and further the choral tradition of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Strengthen full, conscious and active participation in the Liturgy
  • Enhance the Cathedral’s public worship life through regular musical service
  • Offer the larger community inspiring music through the annual concert series, performance tours and collaboration with other artistic institutions