XJC Curriculum

Xavier Jesuit Honor Code

I will not lie, cheat or steal;

I will respect my own physical

and spiritual integrity;

That of each person in this school

and that of the school itself.

So help me God.


Academic Plan

  1. Admission Procedures

Xavier Jesuit School will open its doors for Kindergartens 1 & 2 and Grades 1 & 2 students in the Fall Semester of 2020/2021. The school grants equal access of quality education to all children irrespective of their religious or political affiliations, creed, gender, special needs, ethnicity or race. Candidates seeking admission into Xavier Jesuit School must be of age appropriate to the grades in which they seek to enroll (as recommended by the Ministry of Education – Liberia). The candidates must be of excellent behavior and willing to take his or her learning very seriously. Xavier Jesuit School does not condone absenteeism and truancy for whatever reasons. Those applying into grade 2 must present evidence of having completed grade 1 elsewhere such as academic transcripts and records.

Our plan is to gradually grow the school population in the next five years adding one grade per academic session in the Lower Basic Education. In the next five years, we hope to equally admit students into grade 7 and gradually add one grade per academic session in the Upper Basic Education. Given our context peculiarities, we shall make admission procedures easy and readily accessible through liaison offices, the school website and by visiting school premises. Our entrance examinations will focus mainly on core subjects such as English language, Mathematics, and Aptitude tests.

  1. Curriculum Overview

The curriculum of Xavier Jesuit School is rigorously designed to inculcate in each of our students our core values of integrity, excellence and service to God and humanity. All our curricular and extracurricular activities are structured to promote the vision and mission of the school which aim to educate the whole person – mind, body and soul. With parents as our vital partners, we offer our students an educational experience of academic excellence and moral integrity that will equip them with 21st century skills for human flourishing and growth. At Xavier, we fully implement the Liberia National Curriculum and the Ignatian Pedagogy of accompanying the learner in their growth and development. Our curriculum also embraces the Montessori philosophy and teaching methods with emphasis on self-directed and collaborative learning, indirect instruction, abstraction and repetition.

(a). Kindergartens 1 & 2 curriculum plan

 In the kindergarten, we are dealing with children below the age of six. As a result, all learning activities are geared towards exploration and discovery, building self-confidence and fostering emotional and intellectual growth. Our kindergarten curriculum entails five subjects in two parts – part one for K-1 and part two for K-2. These subjects include: (a) Language Art 1 & 2 {comprising of Handwriting, Spelling & Phonics}, (b) Mathematics 1 & 2 {comprising of numbers, symbols and sequence operations}, (c) Sciences 1 & 2 {comprising of basic knowledge of science of biology, geography, history, music and art), (d) Self-Care 1 & 2 ( comprising of care of self and care of environment, five motor skills), (e) Honor Code 1 & 2 ( Comprising of the school motto and values, other virtues, manners and morals such as respect, collaboration, listening, etc.). Each class consists of 15-25 children with an experienced adult teachers to nurture and guide them in a conducive and healthy environment.

(b) Grade 1 – 3 (Lower Elementary) Curriculum Plan:

Students at this stage (normally between ages 6 – 9) are very curious, eager to explore, discover and experiment. Our curriculum in both lower and upper elementary school blend various teaching methods and learning strategies. We offer all subjects required by the Liberia Ministry of Education for lower basic (primary) education. (a) English Language (comprising of handwriting, grammar, Spelling, reading, diction & composition, phonics, speech and drama), (b) Languages (comprising of foreign and local languages such as French, Bassa & Kpelleh), (c) General Science (this is a continuation of basic science knowledge students have gained at kindergarten including living organisms, plant & animals, motion, etc.), (d) Mathematics ( comprising of shapes and sizes, word problems, number problems, and mental drills), (e) Physical & Health Education (comprising of care of self and care of the environmental, sex education, character formation), (f) Social Studies (comprising of geography, history, civics, art & culture) (g) Faith and Social Justice (comprising of religious studies, social justice, service, conscience & morals). (h) Computer Literacy (introduction to computer, parts of a computer and their functions)

(c) Grade 4 – 6 (Upper Elementary) Curriculum Plan:

In this upper elementary stage, students are nurtured to get ready for the Junior High School. Since we blend the Montessori methods into our curriculum, all students in upper elementary school (grade 4-6) are taught how to work individually or in small groups either on student desks, general tables or on rugs on the floor. The subjects offered at upper elementary are the same as junior elementary, but the contents differ commensurate to each of the students’ grades. In the upper Elementary, we shall introduce our students to advanced computer literacy and ICT skills.