The Archdiocesan Curriculum Guidelines, the California State Standards, and the required weekly minutes for language arts (literature, English, spelling, phonics, handwriting), math, science, social studies, fine arts, computer education, and religion drive the curriculum at St. Veronica Catholic School. The primary grades enjoy the most time dedicated to language arts, and their program includes phonics and a handwriting program which concludes in grade four. The junior high is departmentalized allowing each faculty member to teach to his/her expertise. Algebra, as designed by the State Standards, is part of the eighth grade program. Science is enhanced by the presence of a science lab, and a mobile computer lab allows for the integration of technology in the curriculum. A comprehensive music program is enjoyed by all grades, and Rhythm and Moves, a local company, is responsible for the physical education curriculum. Spanish is taught in grades kindergarten through eight.
Full time aides are present in kindergarten and grade one and assist the classroom teacher on a daily basis. Aides also support grades two through eight and provide assistance to students and teachers as needed. In grades seven and eight, St. Veronica Catholic School is able to accommodate a smaller class size for math and science instruction. Along with theses modifications, St. Veronica Catholic School employs two resource teachers who job share and assist with small group instruction and with those students who have defined learning differences. The curriculum at St. Veronica Catholic School, though somewhat standard and designed along present guidelines, is planned to meet the specific needs of the students and is creatively administered by a dedicated, energetic, experienced, and talented faculty.
St. Veronica Catholic School instituted a Homework Club as a component of the Extended Care Program during the 2006-2007 academic year in order to provide extra support to those students desiring assistance with homework assignments or requiring more individualized instruction. Older students assist younger students for the first half hour while faculty members supervise and provide support. At 3:40 p.m. snacks are served at Extended Care and then the older students return to Homework Club and are provided with a quiet environment and assistance for homework until 4:30 p.m. During this time, faculty members whose strengths are in English and math assist students as needed. Homework Club has been a positive addition to our program, and its success is evident in the academic improvement of those who attend Homework Club.