St. Rose of Lima School follows the Math and English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core Framework for instruction in Math, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling and Listening.

Guidelines for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are used for teaching Religion, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Art, and Technology. Guidelines can be found at:

Wilson Fundations

Wilson Fundations for K-2 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children. A 30-40 minute daily Fundations lesson is incorporated into the language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Story time activities.