The early elementary years expand on the foundation built in our pre-kindergarten grades. More formal instruction is introduced and regular assessments at the end of units are administered to track a student’s academic progress. Continued emphasis is placed on developing the students into contributing members in their church community through our GO Program focused on service learning. The classes are self-contained with one teacher, and the children go to P.E. daily, and library, art, music, and computer weekly. Spanish is taught on a rotation schedule throughout the year.
The intermediate elementary grades are a time of transition. Rigor in the curriculum increases and the students rotate in cycles to teachers for various core subjects. Beginning in 4th grade, the subjects of science and social studies are taught on a daily basis. Children are taught to read for information (students are not “learning to read” as much as they are “reading to learn”) and reading levels increase in difficulty. Students continue to attend P.E. (students begin to dress out in P.E. uniform in 5th grade) and religion daily, and art, music, and computer, weekly.