Our rigorous curriculum conforms to all state standards and prepares children for the demands of the 21st century. We foster an environment that recognizes varying levels of ability and enables all students to reach their highest God-given potential.
(This page offers a general overview of the school's curriculum; for a more in-depth look at our Kindergarten program, please have a look at our Kindergarten curriculum.)
Students are instructed in God's Word on a daily basis through regular classroom devotions, a weekly school-wide chapel service, and daily lessons in Bible History.
Students receive daily instruction in mathematics. In the primary grades (K-2), students learn about our number system and how to relate it to our daily lives. They also learn classification, basic facts, basic geometry, counting money, and word problems. In the intermediate grades (3-8), students begin working with more complex mathematics. They work with multiplication and division, fractions, geometry, data analysis, word problems, and algebra.
Students receive daily instruction in language arts. In the primary grades, students begin gaining confidence in their knowledge of our alphabet and phonics. They can relate letters with sounds and pictures. They also read and listen to stories for basic comprehension. In the intermediate grades, students continue to read for comprehension by exploring different genres of literature and novels. Instruction in grammar begins in grade 3. Writing is a key component in which all students are encouraged to be creative and explore their gifts.
Students in the primary grades learn about communities, holidays, places, and cultures. In the intermediate grades, students learn about the different regions of the United States, study the history and geography of California, understand the process of government and the foundation of the United States, and have a knowledge of the basic geography of North America.
Students in the primary grades learn about the classification of plants, animals, and objects. They learn about habitats and traits of animals. In the intermediate grades, students receive a mixture of instruction in life, earth, and physical sciences. They also perform experiments as they learn about different topics.
Students in all grades receive regular instruction in music. In the primary grades, students are taught basic rhythm and singing using Sing and Make Music curricula. In the intermediate grades, students receive basic music theory instruction. Private piano lessons are also available for children as early as kindergarten.
Students in the primary grades hone their motor skills by playing games and doing simple exercises. In the intermediate grades, students participate in various activities to promote good health and fitness.
Students have regular instruction in art. Students are able to express their creativity through various projects. Other teachers will come to the classroom to spend extra time with the children and their art projects.
Students in all grades receive instruction and work with technology on a regular basis. In the primary grades, students use computers to enhance their understanding of letters, math, and reading. In the intermediate grades, students are instructed in word processing, spreadsheets, basic presentations, and use the computer for communication of thoughts. All classes make use of computers and iPads to enhance instruction when appropriate.