Curriculum - Lower School

Lower School Curriculum Overview 

Hours: 7:45am – 12:30pm

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)