Elementary Education



Elementary Curriculum

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Elementary art was designed to expose students to various art mediums and explore art. Students are taught color, composition, shading, lines, color wheel, primary and secondary colors, and much more. Students are given the opportunity to grow and develop skills in a non-traditional atmosphere.

Christian Education

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.

Language Arts

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: Increasing students' levels of physical activity. Improving students' memory, attention, and concentration. Helping students stay on-task in the classroom. Reducing disruptive behavior in the classroom. Improving students' social and emotional development.

Social Studies

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.


Technology is taught to students in Third through Fifth grade on a weekly basis. Technology is integrated into the classroom on a weekly basis for grades KP – Fifth through iPads and PC lab. Lessons in technology help students understand the importance of being a positive digital citizen. Students in Third through Fifth grade are taught in a PC lab and use Windows programs. Students are taught the parts of the computer as well as exposed to various programs and lessons that develop technology skills that are required for Middle School and beyond. Media is taught to students in KP – Third grade on a weekly basis. Media is also integrated into the classroom weekly for Fourth and Fifth grade. Lessons in media are designed to help students become familiar with a library and how to effectively use a library. Technology is integrated into the library in the form of android devices.


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.

Program Overview

The elementary program at Parkway Christian School is a Christ centered program with accelerated academics. The faculty of the school holds high expectations of the curriculum as well as the success of the students. Through keeping Christ in our program, and the dedication of staff, we continue to excel year after year. At Parkway, we strive to be a school of academic excellence. Our goal is to meet and exceed our school standards. Our students take the NWEA MAP test twice a year. This test measures a student's growth over the course of time. "It is an adaptive achievement and growth test. It creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring progress and growth for each individual student." Teachers use these results to individualize and differentiate classroom instruction.


"turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding-"

Proverbs 2:2