Academic Excellence

A loving home is a child’s foundation

… and parents are the first teachers. Our school builds upon this foundation. St. Charles Borromeo provides a safe environment where families of all faiths are welcomed and encouraged. We provide students a well-rounded, excellent personalized education. We prepare our students for bright futures through a multiage classroom and personalized learning approach.

St. Charles Borromeo is a K-8 Catholic school that focuses on developing students’ character and moral values, teaching virtues such as kindness, compassion, and respect for others. We aim to create a safe and supportive environment where students feel valued and respected.


Students have 90 minutes of math each day. Each math lesson has whole group, small group, independent work, and a digital learning component. Students in 5K-5 use Zearn as the core math curriculum. Middle school students use Engage NY and Zearn.


Students have 90 minutes of ELA each day. Each ELA lesson has a whole group, small group, and a digital learning component. The ELA lessons use authentic text. Students in 4K-2 grade also have a Foundational Reading Block based on the science of reading.


Science instruction at St. Charles Borromeo includes hands-on lab and demonstrations, reading and analyzing text, and developing an understanding of scientific concepts. Amplify Science is used in grades 3-8.

Social Studies

Social Studies instruction is based on primary sources and integrates Catholic School Teachings. Students become responsible citizens and understand, participate in, and make informed decisions about the world around them. Achievement First Social Studies curriculum is used in grades 4-8.


Students have daily access to Religion instruction and prayer, attend Mass weekly, have access to Reconciliation twice per year, and participate in rosary and Eucharistic adoration. Students also participate in grade level service projects, Theology of the Body, social emotional learning lessons directed by the school counselor, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Safeguarding curriculum.  

Supplemental Technology Programs

Supplemental instruction with computer-based programs for whole group instruction, small group instruction, independent work and computer-based programs help accelerate learning. Zearn (5K-8) is the supplemental technology programs in Math. iiReady (5K-2), Accelerated Reader (3-8) and Lexia Learning (3-8) are used for ELA.

Support Program

SHARP Literacy

At SHARP Literacy, students from 4K-2nd grade do hands-on, visual arts-based approaches designed to help spark curiosity and a love of learning. Students develop a deeper understanding of complex vocabulary and build the background knowledge that is so important for reading comprehension. We bring visual arts experiences with professional artists and authors into the classroom and guide students through educational tours.

Title One

Title One is a federal funding program designed to close achievement gaps and ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Currently, we have one full-time reading interventionist who works with select students in grades 5K-8.