Curriculum

Early Childhood | 3K/JK/SK

The early childhood classrooms provide an interactive environment rich in experiences and resources to aid children in their growth and development. Children actively engage in center-based learning, with guided play and instruction as the foundation of this time. We celebrate emerging literacy—the ability to read, write, speak, and listen. Children work as investigators, authors, mathematicians and scientists as they explore a central theme and discover God’s truth in the world around them. As children mature, we increase the focus on discovering God’s world through math, reading, writing, and science while still providing play opportunities. 

3K

Early Childhood Best Practices | Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs - Revised Edition, Play,The Power of Play, National Association for the Education of Young Children
LiteracyLiteracy Beginnings
Math | National Council for Teaching Mathematics Standards for Early Childhood
BibleThe Big Picture Story Bible, The Jesus Story Book Bible

JK

Literacy | Handwriting Without TearsLearning to Read and WriteApprenticeship in LiteracyPhonics LessonsScaffolding Young WritersKids' Poems
Math | National Council for Teaching Mathematics Standards for Early Childhood
Bible | The Big Picture Story BibleThe Jesus Storybook Bible

SK

Literacy | Handwriting Without Tears, Units of Study for Reading, Writing, and Phonics
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)
Science | FOSS/Delta
Bible | The Big Picture Story BibleThe Jesus Storybook Bible

Lower School | 1st-4th Grades

The Lower School employs a balanced literacy approach which includes shared, guided, modeled, and independent reading and writing instruction. Word study is given specific instructional attention and is embedded in the study of literature and writing. Students explore and analyze truths in God’s world through units that incorporate social studies, science, Bible, and literacy content. Mathematical study includes numeration, geometry, measurement, probability, operations, and algebraic-readiness.

In 4th Grade, our curriculum focuses on advancing literacy learning. Students study rich novels, explore multiple genres of expository writing, analyze the structure and impact of different writing styles, and practice the art of listening and persuasion as they examine contrasting ideas such as Creation Theory vs. Evolution Theory. With an increased emphasis on application of literacy skills across our curriculum, students examine biblical truths through integrated studies of history, science, and Bible. They're empowered to think critically while drawing independent conclusions in all the subjects. 

1st Grade

Literacy | Units of Study for Reading, Writing, and Phonics
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

2nd Grade

Literacy | Units of Study for Reading and WritingGuided SpellingCursive Without Tears
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math), Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

3rd Grade

Literacy | Units of Study for Reading and WritingGuided SpellingCursive Without Tears
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

4th Grade

Literacy |  Units of Study for Reading and WritingGuided Spelling
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Social Studies | Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible


The Summit | 5th/6th Grades

In preparation for secondary school, our 5th and 6th Grades are departmentalized. Five teachers communicate and invest in the growth of each child while viewing him or her as a scientist, mathematician, linguist, historian, and theologian. Teachers instruct within their areas of expertise and passion while collaborating to preserve our signature curriculum across math, science, literacy, social studies, and Bible. Our unique approach provides a nurturing environment for students to build a bridge between the lower and middle school years. We emphasize building skills in interpersonal communication, organization, study habits, and time management.

Mathematical studies in the intermediate grades move into more advanced exploration of mathematical concepts and procedures. This includes work with positive and negative integers, long division, fraction or decimal based operations, geometric work with angles and lines, measurement work in all areas and conversions of units, probability, basic statistics, algebra, and more.

5th Grade

Literacy | Units of Study for Reading and WritingGuided Spelling
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Bible | ESV Following Jesus Bible

6th Grade

Literacy | Units of Study for Reading and Writing
Math | Math in Focus (Singapore Math)Math Reflex
Science | FOSS/Delta
Social Studies | Prentice Hall History of Our WorldThe Story of the World
Worldview | ESV Following Jesus Bible