The Bible Curriculum is designed to give elementary students a complete overview of the Bible through Bible lessons, discussions and Bible stories. The Bible lessons begin in KP with the Creation story and various stories of God’s Love throughout the Old Testament. Students in Fourth and Fifth grade begin in the New Testament and are challenged through the story of Jesus life, death, and the start of the church to build a relationship with Christ.
The Language Arts curriculum was designed to start students in KP with basic language skills and develop understanding of written and expressive language. Students are taught letter formation, spelling patterns and grammar skills. Students are encouraged to express themselves through writing as young as four years old. The program is designed to grow with students and challenge students to express their thoughts, ideas and creativity through writing. Language Arts includes grammar, writing, spelling, and handwriting.
Physical Education (P.E.)
Physical education in KP through Eighth grade educates, challenges and encourages physically active and healthy lives. The students are taught the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for physical fitness and team sports. The goal of the program is to promote regular, enjoyable physical activity and sportsmanship.
Recess and play are very important aspects of the learning experience. KP-Fifth grade students are given an opportunity for free play every single day. According to the CDC, recess helps:
Lessons are taught to help engage the students in making a difference in our family, community, country and the world today. Concepts begin with 'my family' and expand to 'our nation'. Students are taught to view the world from a Christian perspective and how our past impacts our future. Family, Community, Nation, Culture, Government, and much more is taught. Each class works on projects both individually and collaboratively.
The Science curriculum begins in KP with exposing students to the Scientific Method through various hands-on, thematic units. Students grow and learn about various scientific themes, such as plants, animals, planets and basic physics. The curriculum is developed to plant seeds of questioning, observation and investigation in the students. “Hands on” lab work and engaging classroom activities broaden their learning.
The Reading curriculum was designed to start students in KP with basic reading skills, phonemic awareness, sound/symbol association and much more. Students are taught letter identification, phonics skills, word attack skills, reading, phrasing, vocal expression, fluency, comprehension, literary skills, genres, vocabulary, etc. The program is designed to grow with students and challenge students to read for both enjoyment and knowledge. Reading encompasses vocabulary, reading, and phonics (KP-1).
Math computation and concepts are taught using an integrated approach. Students in KP
through Fifth grade are taught foundational math skills that allow students to enter Middle
School with a strong mathematical foundation. Mastery of basic math concepts as well
as higher level thinking are emphasized in each class.
The Spanish program develops and advances proficiency while promoting basic language acquisition principles. The course explores the Spanish-speaking cultures and total physical response strategies to motivate and engage the students. The students develop immediate language skills and are equipped with lifelong language acquisition strategies.
Elementary music was designed to expose students to music, music theory, rhythm, instruments and much more. Students are introduced to music in various forms and are taught to enjoy and appreciate music. All elementary students participate in a musical program that incorporates singing, sign language and acting.
"turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding-"