Differentiated Instruction


At Holy Family Catholic Academy our faculty believes that no two children are alike and that no two children learn in the same way.  The use of differentiated instruction allows teachers to maximize learning for all students.

Differentiated Instruction:

  • is an instructional framework that promotes the use of varied instructional approaches for students in the classroom.  Curriculum is adjusted to meet the needs of many students to maximize learning;
  • allows all students the opportunity to be equally engaged and appropriately challenged;
  •  focuses on the same concepts for all students, with appropriate adjustments made to support or enrich students when necessary; and
  • is a dynamic process.  Students are grouped and re-grouped based on subject matter, ongoing teacher evaluation and student performance.  Groups may be based on ability, learning styles, personality types, and even mixed-ages to mirror a 21st century workplace environment.