Students in the Lower School are taught in self-contained classrooms, while team teaching is utilized in grades four and five. Bible is a core subject in grades Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade. Lower School students attend chapel every Thursday, and daily Bible lessons are taught in the classroom. Components of the Bob Jones curriculum are used to provide the foundation for our reading program along with supplemental materials to enhance reading workshop. Grammar and creative writing are taught using multiple resources from various sources including Bob Jones Grammar.
The math curriculum supports mastery of math skills, understanding of concepts, and integration of problem solving. Social studies and inquiry-based science are the other academic subjects. Classes in art, music, physical education, technology, and library skills are also essential components of child development. Students are tested annually using the TerraNova Achievement Test. Students with learning differences are assisted by certified teachers in the Academic Services Department.
Lower school students participate in an assortment of activities that promote active learning including field trips and service projects. There are opportunities for enrichment through ACSI activities including the speech meet, math olympics, spelling bee, and geography bee. Children enjoy Grandparents’ Day and look forward to field day each year!