Holy Trinity Clifton

Instructional Methods

  • Holy Trinity Clifton’s literacy program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. The Orton-Gillingham approach utilizes phonetics and emphasizes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles.  All teachers and administrators are trained at the associate level from the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
  • Holy Trinity Clifton follows the core curriculum of the Archdiocese of Louisville. Instructional methods vary based on the needs of the children with the goal of skill retention and academic confidence.
  • The teachers value differentiation and scaffolding that supports students to build high levels of comprehension and skill acquisition.
  • Instruction begins by focusing on the structure of language and gradually moves towards reading.
  • Content courses such as Religion, Social Studies, Science, and Math are taught using the same multisensory techniques of instruction.
  • Religion is taught based on the curriculum from the Archdiocese of Louisville and the National Council of Bishops, as well as embedded into daily routines.
  • Students are explicitly taught study strategies, organizational skills, self-advocacy, and social emotional thinking skills.
  • Class sizes will be an approximate 1:5 teacher to student ratio.
  • Minds-in-Motion is used on a daily basis to build-up fine and gross motor development while assisting in eliminating any physical obstacles for academic success.
  • Occupational therapy and speech therapy are part of the daily curriculum.
Holy Trinity Clifton School
2117 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 896-8480
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