Grades K-5 consist of exciting learning communities that emphasize student choice and individualized instruction while maintaining some of the best features of a traditional approach to education. We are proud of the program we’ve put together and think you’ll like it too!
Our literacy program features the Reading and Writing Workshop, a system of instruction that is highly engaging with the goal of creating lifelong readers and writers. MCA Junior Lions grow in their love of literacy as they explore our robust classroom libraries and enthusiastically share their writing pieces throughout the year. With grammar and spelling instruction throughout as well as phonics instruction in the early grades, we ensure that our students have a strong foundation that utilizes a balanced literacy approach.
We adopted Singapore Math during the 2014-2015 school year with great results. Using a hands-on approach when needed and innovative methods of tackling word problems and other difficult elementary math concepts, we strive to reach students with multiple learning styles and needs through our math program. Taking the best of modern methods of teaching math and pairing them with the tried and true ways of the past has proven to be effective in helping our students think like mathematicians.
Science and social studies
Instruction covers a broad range of topics and incorporates book learning with hands on experiences and projects that deepen students’ understanding. Our core academic program also incorporates Bible class wherein students are exposed to an overview of the Bible that emphasizes a personal relationship with Jesus and the basic tenets of our faith. In the other disciplines we learn about the world God created, his order and patterns, the history of what he’s done and is doing in the world, and the many marvels of his creation.
In addition to these “core” academic subjects, students enjoy Spanish, P.E., computer, art, music, chorus, and band (4th & 5th grade elective) with “specials” teachers each week. All subjects are taught by certified, Christian teachers who integrate faith and learning.