The Elementary Program is considered to be students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Students in these grades are taught in a self-contained classroom by a certified teacher who specializes in teaching the broad spectrum of topics needed to provide students with the tools for success in Junior High, High School, College, and after.
Students receive daily instruction in Literature, Grammar, Phonics, Writing/Composition, Mathematics, and Faith. Bi- or tri-weekly lessons in Science and Social Studies follow, and weekly enrichment in Foreign Language, Art, Library Science, Music, and Physical Education round out the schedule.
All learning styles are addressed as teachers prepare lessons that vary between interactive, project-based, visual, auditory, kinesthetic, inter-personal, and intra-personal.
Grading for younger students is based on progress indicators which allow parents to better understand their child’s strengths and challenges. These progress indicators have been shown to be helpful to parents wishing to understand their child’s learning process and interested in learning how to best support their child through his or her elementary school career.
Beginning in third grade, students receive traditional numerical percentage grades which are easy to understand, as well as comments that continue to inform parents about their child’s learning style as they support their young learner.
Teachers collaborate as a team as children progress to ensure a smooth and happy transition each year.