Instilling a strong foundation for lifelong learning


At St. Stephen’s we strive to foster a love for learning mathematics through rich and engaging learning experiences. Our goal is to increase math literacy for long-term achievement by bridging the gap between conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

We aim to help all students feel confident and capable when using math to make sense of the world around them. We equip each child with strong problem-solving skills and a variety of tools they can use to persevere through challenging math tasks.

Math instruction is grounded in the Common Core Standards to provide a rigorous experience that builds number sense, problem-solving skills, conceptual understanding, and computation. Through project-based learning, students build strong and positive mathematical habits as stated in the Common Core’s Standards of Mathematical Practice.

St. Stephen's implemented a new math curriculum, Bridges in Mathematics from The Math Learning Center. The Bridges curriculum provides rigorous and engaging content accessible to all students. Lessons are structured so students connect deeply with mathematics in a variety of ways. 

Students develop number sense through the use of manipulatives and real-world applications at grade-appropriate levels. As number sense evolves, computation skills and critical thinking are introduced. To build on prior knowledge, curriculum concepts are spiraled from grade to grade as the complexity of problem-solving increases. A combination of innovative and traditional strategies are used during instruction to help students gain mastery of basic skills, develop flexibility of thought, and think critically and creatively.

Math Coach: Our Math Coach works with the faculty in Senior-Kindergarten through Grade 5. The coach works with teachers to plan innovative lessons, differentiate instruction, incorporate Thinking Maps, identify and address areas for improvement, and maximize strengths. The Math Coach provides support and materials for remedial and enrichment activities depending on student needs.

Upcoming Events

November 6, 2020

Faculty Professional Day - NO SCHOOL

November 25 - 29, 2020

Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

December 7, 2020

Faculty Professional Day - NO SCHOOL