About Us

About Us

 

LOCATION

 

Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School is located at 1210 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, next to St. Joseph Church.  The school facility includes a computer lab, full gymnasium/auditorium, art room, music room, science room, cafeteria, library and athletic field.

 

SCHOOL PROGRAM – Class maximum size is 30

 

Grade 3 follows a strict primary school curriculum which emphasizes instruction in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Religion and Spanish. Classes at this grade level are self-contained. Computer education is introduced, as well as continued Art, Music and Physical Education classes.

 

Grades 4 and 5 serve as transitional grades between the primary and the grades 6-8. Our program in these grades emphasizes the development of study and organization skills.  All the major subjects are taught, as well as Art, Computer Education, Spanish, Music and Physical Education classes.

 

             Grade 6 -8 emphasis is on high academic standards.  The program includes our mathematics program which includes Algebra I, World History, United States History,  Religion, Language Arts and a hands on Science curriculum.  Foreign Language (Spanish) is taught twice a week in grades 7 and 8.   Students have Physical Education, Computer education and Art once a week.

 

All students attend Mass at least once a month with their school, and Religion is taught daily.  The sacrament of Reconciliation is also offered periodically to all students.  Community service projects, such as collections of food, clothing and toys, contributions to foreign missions, and environmental clean-ups are also used to help students learn the Christian values of faith, love, service, sacrifice, giving, cooperation and compassion.

 

Teachers use a wide variety of methods and techniques, including interdisciplinary teaching, wherein teachers often collaborate on a topic unit that incorporates each of the academic subjects.  This approach enables teachers and students to examine the connections between subject areas, rather than learn them only as separate courses, which prepares them better for the real world of complex situations.

 

DRESS CODE/SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

           School uniforms are required for students in all grades, as are gym uniforms for physical education classes.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM  

            Extracurricular activities vary from year to year as coaches and moderators are available. Some of our activities have included: band, student council, basketball, bowling, choir, board game club, flag football, co-ed soccer, co-ed volleyball, floor hockey, school newspaper, yearbook, and drama.

 

 SERVICES

Certain remedial programs are available in school and if applicable through the public school system for those who are in need of these services.

 

A daily hot-lunch program is provided at a reasonable cost.

Bus transportation is a service provided to families by the city/town in which they reside. The Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System is designated by both the Diocese of Providence and the State of Rhode Island as a regional school. Students in grades K-8 residing in Woonsocket must live an eligible distance from the school to receive bus services. Students in grades K-8 residing in Burrillville, Cumberland or North Smithfield, are eligible for busing through the Rhode Island Statewide Transportation System. 

            Morning “Homework Haven” (7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.) and Afternoon “Homework Haven” (2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.) are available daily, at no cost to parents.

            Extended Day Program is available for students in grades 3-6 from 2:30 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m. at Monsignor Gadoury. Call for details.