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Elementary

The study of the Bible is foundational to our curriculum. Students study and memorize scripture and develop strong character quality and Biblical Worldview.


Grades 1-5 use an integrative curriculum, Building on the Rock, which combines Bible survey with worldview training, and includes Christian character building education. The worldview study progresses through foundational wisdom, relationships with God, others, and the earth.


Literacy is a primary focus of our instruction. Throughout our school reading, writing, listening, and speaking are modeled, taught, and assessed, following the Readers and Writers Workshop models for instruction.

 

Grades 1-3 uses Wilson Fundations® is our main resource for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency word study, spelling, and handwriting.

Raz-Kids and ReadingA-Z resources help further decoding and fluency skills.

Foundations & Frameworks (F&F) is the basis of our comprehension skills, vocabulary, and public speaking instruction. These are taught intentionally using quality literature, teacher modeling, small group discussions, and group presentations.

Write Source is our main resource for grammar and composition.

ACSI Spelling is our main resource for word study and spelling.


Mathematics is taught through direct teacher instruction and guided and independent practice. Teachers include fact drill practice, mental math, and the use of manipulative as a regular part of daily instruction to reinforce the taught skills and concepts.


Grades 1-5 use McGraw Hill’s My Math and emphasis is given to understanding both the procedures and the concepts of math to harness efficiency along with critical thinking and problem solving.


Students study God's world in Physical, Life, and Earth Sciences developing habits in inquiry, investigation, hypothesis, experimenting, and recording results. Students study God's people in Geography, Civics, Economics, Culture, American and World History learning facts as well as engaging in lively discussions surrounding social, moral, and ethical issues.


Grade 1-5 uses a Christian curriculum (BJU) for Science and Social Studies to support our teachers in implementing strong Biblical Worldview.