Student Life

The St. Mel Student Experience

  • Faith-filled community
  • Safe and secure gated campus
  • In Grades K-5, 12:1 student to teacher/aide ratio; schoolwide ratio is on average 14:1
  • Instruction that follows Diocese of Sacramento and Common Core Standards
  • Traditional Jr. High setting for 6th-8th grades that offers homeroom, plus specialized instruction with Jr. High School faculty in math, science, reading, and writing
  • Computer instruction using state ­of the art technology and integrated into classroom instruction
  • Spanish classes
  • Art Exploration Program
  • A robust music program that offers singing, rhythms, and dance
  • Accelerated math classes for students working at a faster pace
  • Accelerated Reading program to improve student reading performance and critical thinking skills, and measured standardized assessments
  • Reading resource instruction in small groups to support and reinforce classroom differentiated instruction
  • Writer’s Workshop and Six Traits of Writing interdisciplinary writing techniques to build fluency and excellence in writing across the curriculum
  • Physical education and extracurricular sports programs, including flag football, volleyball, basketball, cross-country, track, and golf
  • Extra-curricular activities, including student council, choir, a talent show, and yearbook
  • Academic competitions, such as spelling bees, religion, and academic decathlons, choir, speech, and math competitions
  • Extension: After-School Care Program
  • Summer program