Jr. Kindergarten School Stage
Jr. Kindergarten School Overview
Before students enter the grammar phase, they need to develop some basic skills. Reading, writing, and math are the obvious ones. Of greater importance are the skills of order, cleanliness, self-control, manners, and living in community. Classical Christian education trains young children how to sit still, listen, be kind, follow our code (respect, order, unity, diligence, and honesty) and our rule (obey right away, all the way, cheerfully, every day.)
Junior Kindergarten Curriculum Overview
Jr. Kindergarten School Pedagogy
As Christians, we are people of the word. God reveals His truth to us through the Bible. It contains history, stories, poems, songs, prophetic writing, parables, unique story-telling formats (i.e. synoptic and non-synoptic gospels), theology epistles, and even specialized forms of writing such as apocalyptic literature. To understand the Bible, students need more than a simple understanding of language. True literacy involves knowing how to read these forms to obtain their intended meaning. We call this learning transcendent or poetic truth—truth that transcends the world around us.
Jr. Kindergarten School Curriculum
The Junior Kindergarten stage has the following subjects: Language Arts, Literature, World Culture, Art, Bible, Science, Math, Music, and Physical Education. Students are taught phonics and penmanship, they are exposed to classic literature, different countries, and to the different cycles of life (plant, butterfly, and weather). In Bible, they will begin to memorize verses, songs, and catechism and in Art they will be introduced to elements of art: line, shape, color, and pattern.