The curriculum is comprised of a variety of leading publishers approved by the state of California that provide students with an exciting and comprehensive scope and sequence that meet the Content Standards. Thematic units that emphasize meaningful hands-on activities are important components of the curriculum. In addition, effective communication skills in the areas of speaking and writing are a major emphasis. Our primary grades (K-2) focus on phonemic awareness as a key element in learning to read. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective and are integrated with Biblical truths and principles.
Instruction emphasizes exploration and application to real-life experiences.
In addition to the core classes of Math, History/Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts/Reading, we also offer the following Specialty Classes:
Computer Science: Our computer lab hosts 26 networked computers and provides each student with the opportunity for hands-on learning instruction. Multi-media production and the application of a variety of leading software are emphasized.
P.E.: Physical fitness and skill development are emphasized along with group games, cooperation, and good sportsmanship. Students in Grades 1-8 participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program.
Music: Music is an important component in our curriculum. Music theory and appreciation and the development of voice and singing confidence are emphasized in age-appropriate classes. Opportunities for students to perform are offered at chapel and special school events. Students in Middle School have the option to select Handbells or Praise Band as elective classes.
Visual and Performing Arts: Coordinated with the P.E. and Music Departments and emphasizing the development of coordination and gross motor skills, students learn how to express themselves through physical movement, theater, and drama. All students will participate in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts as performers and creators.
Middle School Electives: Middle School students have the opportunity to individualize their schedule by selecting various courses that include Handbells, Praise Band, ASB, Yearbook, Drama, STEM, Home Economics, Spanish, and Teacher’s Assistant. With input from the teachers, the Principal will make the final decision regarding class placement. Grade point average, Citizenship grades, and grade level “seniority” will be taken into consideration when assigning classes. Parent approval by signature for elective selections is required. Elective choices are an annual commitment.