Beyond Core

Because we educate children holistically, specialists classes are an integral part of a student's academic experience. In addition to core subjects, Design Lab, Art, Music, Library, Spanish, and Physical Education cultivate an environment where whole-child education can occur.

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  • Design Lab

    All SK through 6th Grade students engage weekly with our STEM-based makerspace. Design Lab fosters creativity, design thinking, and problem-solving skills through the use of organic materials and technology. From hot glue guns and a myriad of natural supplies to iPads and robots, students pursue ongoing projects -- both individually and collaboratively.
  • Art

    From the biblical framework of Creation‐Fall‐Redemption‐Reconciliation-Consummation, our young artists learn to discern art the way God intended as compared to the effects of sin on modern expressions of creativity. From projects based on early children's literature to replicating masterpieces of Egyptian art and the Renaissance, students incorporate key elements of art when exploring a variety of mediums.
  • Music

    Because we are made in God's image, we can create, compose, and respond to His greatness through song. Central students experience various genres -- including performance, ballet, opera, folk, and spirituals -- during music education. Performing with instruments, bodies, and voices, our students grow in musical literacy throughout their career at Central.
  • Library

    While we integrate technology into many aspects of learning, we intentionally keep most devices out of our library. At Central, students' library experience is meant to deepen their literacy appreciation. From exposure to various genres to hearing complex plots and higher‐level themes to literary analysis with their peers, children are trained to develop their "reading muscles" and appreciate higher levels of literature. 
  • Physical Education

    In recognizing the broad diversity of children, we teach all students life‐long habits of physical fitness. We emphasize character‐building, good sportsmanship, respect for authority, teamwork, self‐discipline, and improving individual and team skills. Students learn a variety of sports in developmentally appropriate ways and are taught the importance of being healthy and fit beyond their years at Central.
  • Spanish

    Our Spanish classroom at Central mirrors our collaborative, hands‐on approach found throughout the entire school. In addition to learning Spanish through conversation and literature, students engage with Latin American culture, too. Our program develops an awareness that this second, most-spoken language in the world exists beyond our Central classroom by examining communities both near and far.