6th Grade


(6A) Mr. Francisco Verdu

Mr. Verdu, holds a Bachelors in Political Science and Sociology minoring in International Studies at the University Complutensis of Madrid, a Master in Human Resources, Labor and Organizations and Certifications in International Business Studies at UCLA in California. He was a speaker at the World Spirituality Convention in Barcelona, 2012, attended the UNWTO International Congress in Tourism and Pilgrimages in Santiago de Compostela in 2014, and has volunteered as a member of a Catholic organization in Madrid, London and Los Angeles. He has been living in Madrid, London, Los Angeles, and in Florida from 2000 to 2008 and from 2016 to present. He is Certified in Social Studies Grades 6-12 by the State of Florida. 


(6B) Mr. Aldonny Varela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Theology & Philosophy from Ateneo Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. He has a diploma in Humanities from Salamanca, Spain. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from San Ignacio University in Miami. Mr. Varela is a seasoned religion educator and taught youth groups and led projects and retreats with missions worldwides. Thanks to his mission worldwide, he lived and learned languages, in countries such as: Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Spain allowing him to impart his passion for art, history, languages, and culture in the curriculum.


 Living Stations of the Cross Production
 Study of the Old Testament


•  Composition – Developing writing skills using various forms of technology, research and self-reflection.
•  Religion 
  ReadingComprehension through analysis, synthesis, & evaluation skills Accelerated Reading Program.
  MathIntegers, percents and proportions, powers and roots, equation solving, statistics and probability, geometry.
  English – Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Fluency.
  SpanishReading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Culture.
  Social Studies – World History, Economics, and Geography.
  Physical EducationTeam sports: soccer, volleyball, flag football, softball/ baseball, cross country, basketball, tennis
  Art – Masters Study: Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Kandinsky, Bonheur Pet portraits, student portraits.
  Science – Weather and Climate, Forces and Energy, Cells, Classification of LIfe, Scientific Inquiry
  Study HallIndependent study


  Living Stations of the Cross
  Group Collaborated Children’s Book focused on human rights
  Author Research Project
  Collaborative Movie Posters
  IVAN CAPP Parts of Speech Project
  Shark Tank
  STREAM Cross Curricular projects


  Religion – Sophia Institute
  Math – Glencoe MATH Course 2, IXL (students are grouped by ability)
  Science – Glencoe Level 1 (Frog)
  Social Studies – World History, Economics and Geography.
    Discovering our Past: History of the World, McGraw Hill
  English – Pearson
  Reading – McGraw Hill ELA StudySync
  Technology – Microsoft
  Vocabulary & Spelling – Sadlier-Oxford
  Spanish & Heritage Spanish – (twice a week) – Realidades 1 and Savvas Realize online activities. IXL
  Physical Education (twice a week) – team sports


  Computer History, Online Security, Virus and Spyware Prevention, Touch Typing, Microsoft Word, Power Point
  iPads for all students and access to numerous educational iPad apps, use of iMovie
  Computer Lab
  BenQ Boards in all classrooms
  Accelerated Reading Program
  Google Classroom
  Star Math
  Star Reading


  National Spelling Bee
  National Geography Bee
  Group Collaborated Children’s Book


  St. Vincent de Paul Seminary
  St. John Paul II Academy Tour and Play


IXL.com Summer Math Program
Summer Reading