ECS Profile

School Profile

Mission
Eastwood Christian School is a ministry of Eastwood Presbyterian Church and is a Christ-centered, classical college preparatory school (K4-12). Its educational philosophy is committed to discipling young people through academics so as to foster a love of learning and a passion for Jesus Christ.  The school opened in 1996 and presently enrolls 246 students (K4-12), with plans to grow to 430 students. Eastwood limits itself to class sizes of 14 or less in K4 and kindergarten, 15 or less in first grade through third grade, and 18 or less in fourth through twelfth grades, at the discretion of the School Board.

Academic Program
Eastwood Christian School offers a college preparatory curriculum. This is supplemented by an educational emphasis based on the classical Trivium—grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Eastwood’s Upper School course of study contains four years of History, English, Mathematics, Science, Latin, Theology, and Literature classes covering parallel historical periods each year. Eighth grade students take Logic and Rhetoric is taught in the 12th grade. All seniors are required to present and defend a research paper before a faculty panel.

Tuition (2019-2020) 
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Lower School Curriculum Overview (K4: M, W, F; Kindergarten: M, W,F ; K4 Plus: Add T and/or TH, Kindergarten Plus: Add T and/or TH; Grades K4-6: 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) 
After Care Options: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:00p.m.

K4
Phonics (Sing, Spell, Read and Write), Math (Mathematics Their Way, Center-Driven and Hands-On), Bible (Character Trait Study), Science (theme-centered and center-driven), significant focus on playing to learn.

Kindergarten
Phonics/Reading (Sing, Spell, Read and Write), Math (Hands on Math/Harcourt), Bible, History, Science, Handwriting (Zaner Bloser)

First Grade
Phonics (Sing, Spell, Read and Write), Math (Hands on Math/Harcourt), Bible, History, Science, Handwriting (Zaner Bloser)

Second Grade
Phonics/Reading/Spelling (Sing, Spell, Read and Write), Math (Harcourt), Bible (Old Testament – God’s Promises), History (Old Testament and Ancient Egypt – Veritas Press), Science (Purposeful Design), Handwriting, (Zaner Bloser), Grammar (Rod and Staff)

Third Grade
Math (Harcourt), Bible (The Names of God – New Testament), History (Greece-Rome – The Life and Ministry of Christ- Veritas Press) Literature (Ancient), Science (Purposeful Design), Handwriting, (Zaner Bloser), Grammar (Rod and Staff & Shurley), Spelling (Sitton)

Fourth Grade
Math (Harcourt), Bible (Children’s Catechism), History (Renaissance and Reformation – Veritas Press) Literature (Renaissance and Reformation), Science (Purposeful Design), Handwriting, (Zaner Bloser), Grammar (Rod and Staff & Shurley), Spelling (Sitton)

Fifth Grade
Math (Harcourt), Bible (Shorter Catechism), History (US History 1400 – 1880 – Veritas Press) Literature (Early US), Science (Purposeful Design), Penmanship, (Zaner Bloser), Grammar (Rod and Staff & Shurley), Spelling (Sitton)

Sixth Grade
Math (Harcourt), Bible (Shorter Catechism), History (US History 1880 – Present – Veritas Press) Literature (Later US), Science (Purposeful Design), Penmanship, (Zaner Bloser), Grammar (Elements of Language, Holt), Spelling (Sitton)Upper School Curriculum Overview

Hours: 7:45 am – 2:00 pm) 
After Care Option: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Resources

Seventh Grade
Literature (World Religions and Missions), World Geography, Foreign Language (Intro Latin), Mathematics, Earth Science, Old Testament Overview, Grammar/Composition 

Eighth Grade
Ancient Literature, Ancient History, Foreign Language (Latin I), Algebra I/Pre-Algebra, Logic, New Testament Overview, Grammar/Composition

Ninth Grade
Medieval Literature, Medieval History, Foreign Language (Latin II), Geometry/Algebra I, Physical Science, Biblical Interpretation/Systematic Theology, Grammar/Composition

Tenth Grade
Later European Literature, Later European History, Foreign Language (Latin III), Algebra II/Geometry, Biology, Biblical Themes, Grammar/Composition 

Eleventh Grade
American Literature, American History, Foreign Language (Spanish I, French I), Pre-Calculus/Algebra II, Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, History of Thought, Grammar/Composition

Twelfth Grade
British Literature, Government/Economics, Foreign Language (Spanish II, French II), Calculus/Pre-Calculus, Physics/Anatomy-Physiology, Applied Theology, Rhetoric. An ECS family must understand and be committed to classical, Christ-centered education. Parents should want their children to attend Eastwood Christian School because of what they are taught, how they are taught, and by whom they are taught. Eastwood Christian School is a learning-oriented community, where students are challenged to achieve their individual educational potential for the sake of serving the Kingdom of God.