St. Teresa School opened its doors in September 1957 to grades one through six. The school has expanded over its fifty plus years and we now offer academic excellence for students in preschool through eighth grades. Approximately 200 students attend our preschool school classes through Eighth Grade. Our kindergarten class is a full day program. St. Teresa School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school received an exemplary review with a certification term of 6 years.The Diocese of Reno Curriculum Standards and Best Practices for Teaching Religion guide our religious education curriculum. These documents provide a course of study that serves as a primary scope and sequence for St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School. The religious series, Blest Are We, is used in grades Kindergartent through 8th grades. The school also aligns its curriculum with the Common Core State Standards from Nevada in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Technology, and Physical Education.Emphasis is placed on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. To ensure a top level education and positive experience for our students, St. Teresa uses the latest teaching methods:Rotating middle school classes emphasize an integrated curriculum that reinforces subject matter throughout all content areasAccelerated Reading and Mathematics programsElectives are offered in the areas of art, music, sports, technology, and dramaArt, music, and physical education programs for all gradesEighth grade life skills training, focused on fostering positive decision-making skills and self-esteemDaily religious education focusing on Scriptures, Catholic teachings and values and their application in student and family lifeClassroom buddies which partner elementary students with middle school students to assist in social, religious and educational activities, bolstering self-confidence and enhancing unity among all classes in the schoolThanks to a grant received from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, in 2008 we opened the E.L. Wiegand Knowledge Center which includes:State of the art science lab with 26 laptops, Promethean board, incubator, telescope, Van Da Graff Generator, all inclusive science kits for life science, physics, genetics and electronics, a hydroponics lab and microscopesComputer lab with 30 state-of-the-art computers and software programsComprehensive library with 6 computers and software programs to evaluate student reading levels and comprehension skillsStudent computers in all classrooms and audio enhancers available to enable students to hear instruction with minimal distractionTechnology in the classroom:My Access computer program is used to reinforce proficiency in writing skills Interactive projectors in every classroomClassroom set of 26 laptops for individual student use in the classroomDocument camera in Kindergarten and 1st gradesApproximately 200 students attend our preschool school classes through Eighth Grade.Smart Interactive Projectors or Smart Whiteboards in the classroomsOur kindergarten class is a full day program. St. Teresa School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school received an exemplary review with a certification term of 6 years.The school is on a traditional school year schedule. The school year begins the last week in August and ends within the first two weeks of June. Instructional hours for all classes are from 8:25 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. School uniforms are required.