The 5th grade curriculum at St. Charles includes both academic and religious study, including: English/language arts, math, science, social studies, and religion.

Meet our 5th grade teachers.

5th Grade Academic Study



  • Place Value
  • Powers & Exponents
  • Partial Products and the Distributive Property
  • Multiplication & Division: Applications, Patterns, & Estimations
  • Decimals: Estimations, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Investigative Problem Solving
  • Order of Operations
  • Ordered Pairs
  • Numerical Expressions and Patterns
  • Fractions: Multiples & Factors, Division & Multiplication
  • Fraction and Decimal Conversions
  • Measurement: Conversions, Capacity, Estimation
  • Basic Geometry: Polygons, Classification of Shapes, Volume of Composite Figures
Social Studies

Social Studies

  • United States History
  • Revolutionary War
  • Formation of the U.S. Government
  • Civil War

5th Grade Religious Study

  • The Holy Trinity
  • Commandments
  • Jesus: God and Son
  • Parables and Miracles
  • The Church
  • Mary, Mother of God
  • Sacraments
  • The Mass
  • The Beatitudes
  • Prayer
  • Holy Rosary
  • Angels and Saints
  • Bible Usage
Computer Lab

5th Grade Computer Lab:

  • Typing Skills, including Numbers
  • Microsoft Office
  • Webpages
  • Web Browsers
  • Search Engines
  • Internet Safety

Life Science, including:

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Cells and the Microscope
  • Genetics
  • Classification
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Ecology

STEM topics (integrated through four years of middle school):

  • Design, build, and program Lego Robots
  • Engineering Design Cycle
  • Uses of Robotics
  • Natural Disasters and Disaster Recovery Cycle
  • Rube-Goldberg Machines
  • Various Engineering-Based Projects

Science skills (integrated through four years of middle school):

  • Scientific Method
  • Lab Measurement, Tools, Safety, and Reports
  • Precision and Accuracy
  • Inference and Observation
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Nature of Science
  • Graphing
  • Density
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Trip

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Trip

The fifth grade class at St. Charles Borromeo School begin their middle school experience by traveling as a group by bus to Finland, Minnesota, where they spend a week in early November at the
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. At Wolf Ridge, the fifth graders participate in classes, programs, and activities that focus on concepts like natural resources, ecosystems, natural systems, biodiversity, ecological adaptations, population ecology, human culture and history, personal growth, team building, and outdoor recreation which are all designed to promote self-awareness and leadership development.

The Environmental Learning Center is located on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior. The 2,000-acre campus includes creeks, two lakes, two high peaks, 18 miles of trail, a mixed forest of spruce, birch, and maple, wildlife, such as: eagles, moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, fox, wolves, beaver, peregrine falcons and loons.

Students live with their classmates and chaperones in dorms, eat together, in the dining hall, meet for classes, programs, and activities, in classroom buildings and two auditoriums. They visit the
Environmental Learning Center Library, Raptor Aviary, Rock-Climbing Walls, and the Outdoor Ropes Courses. Parent Volunteers and School Staff are prepared to serve as chaperones for the week-long trip.

After participating in the trip, if you ask any middle school student, they will fondly reflect back on their 5th grade Wolf Ridge adventure and tell you how much they enjoyed the week and how much this memorable experience meant to them.

St. Charles school is supported by St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Anthony Village, MN.  At St. Charles we provide a solid foundation of Faith & Knowledge for Life.  To schedule a tour, request more information, or enroll a student, please contact us by email or phone (612) 781-2643Spanish option: Si prefiere una respuesta de alguien que habla espanol, por favor indiquelo en su mensaje.