Grade Level Highlights: K-7th

Kindergarten

Kindergarten has a maximum of 18 students per classroom, with a full-time kindergarten teacher and a dedicated Teacher’s Assistant for this grade.

Academics/Curricular:

  • Bible curriculum for Kindergarten students is “People and Character Traits in the Bible.”
  • The Orton-Gillingham method, as well as Reader’s Workshop, are used to teach reading. This is a multi-sensory approach that engages the student’s senses to associate sounds with letters.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time with guest speakers, songs and scripture that focus on biblical truths for today’s children.
  • Math curriculum for Kindergarten focuses on recognition, one-to-one correspondence, basic geometry, and number sense. Students will be able to use numbers to define everyday situations, solve problems, and estimate within logical parameters. Students will be able to use concrete manipulatives and begin moving towards the abstract understanding of numbers and their relationships to each other. Counting, time, money, addition, and subtraction are all part of this curriculum, which is delivered through Math Workshop.
  • Students begin learning organizational skills and setting routines.
  • Chromebooks and iPads are used as part of classroom learning. 
  • Students begin learning oratory skills to enhance their confidence with public speaking by learning a short poem and reciting in class. 
  • The Language Arts curriculum includes grammar, spelling, and Writer’s Workshop

Specials:

  • Music is taught using the Orff method, which encourages exploration and participation in the listening to and making of music.
  • Basic tenets of art are learned through a variety of artistic methods. 
  • Physical education (PE) takes place in the gym mezzanine with a focus on physical movement, spatial awareness, cooperation, following directions, and healthy activity. Kindergarten also has recess twice a day.
  • Spanish is the foreign language taught.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is integrated into our Science curriculum. Students will go to the STEM lab for weekly STEM sessions.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op, our annual Giving Market, and sending cards to our community helpers.

Extra-Curricular:

  • An average of ten field trips are taken during the school year.
  • Special event performances include the Christmas nativity chapel, Thanksgiving Play and Feast and year-end kindergarten celebration.
  • Students and their upper class “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can participate in ACE (Afterschool Club Experience) which offers a differing variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc. 

Pre-1st

This grade level is for students who are academically ready to move on from Kindergarten, but might not be independent learners quite yet. Pre-First has a parallel curriculum with First Grade, with a focus on building confidence and independence. Pre-First Class has a full time teacher, shares a teacher assistant and a maximum of nine students.

Academics/Curricular:

  • Bible curriculum for Pre-First students is “Highlights of the Old Testament” and “The Life and Miracles of Jesus.”
  • Math curriculum for Pre-first focuses on recognition, one-to-one correspondence, basic geometry, and number sense. Students will be able to use numbers to define everyday situations, solve problems, and estimate within logical parameters. Students will be able to use concrete manipulatives and begin moving towards the abstract understanding of numbers and their relationships to each other. Counting, time, money, addition, and subtraction are all part of this curriculum, which is delivered through Math Workshop.
  • The Orton-Gillingham method, as well as Reader’s Workshop, are used to teach reading. This is a multi-sensory approach that engages the student’s senses to associate sounds with letters.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time with guest speakers, songs and scripture that focus on biblical truths for today’s children.
  • Chromebooks and IPads are used as part of classroom learning.
  • Students participate in an oratory recital that is done on stage in front of a student audience.
  • The Language Arts curriculum includes grammar, spelling, and Writer’s Workshop.

Specials:

  • Music is taught using the Orff method, which encourages exploration and participation in the listening to and making of music.
  • Basic tenets of art are learned through a variety of artistic methods. 
  • Physical education (PE) takes place in the gym mezzanine with a focus on physical movement, spatial awareness, cooperation, following directions, and healthy activity. Pre-First has daily recess.
  • Spanish is the foreign language taught.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is integrated into our Science curriculum. Students will go to the STEM lab for weekly STEM sessions.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op, our annual Giving Market, and makes blankets for others.

Extra-Curricular:

  • An average of 6-8 field trips are taken during the school year.
  • Students and their high school “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can participate in ACE (Afterschool Club Experience) which offers a differing variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc.

1st Grade

First grade has a maximum class size of 18 students with a shared Teacher’s Assistant.

Academics/Curricular:

  • Bible curriculum for 1st Grade students is “The Father Cares.”
  • Math curriculum for 1st Grade focuses on recognition, one-to-one correspondence, basic geometry, and number sense. Students will be able to use numbers to define everyday situations, solve problems, and estimate within logical parameters. Students will be able to use concrete manipulatives and begin moving towards the abstract understanding of numbers and their relationships to each other. Counting, time, money, addition, and subtraction are all part of this curriculum, which is delivered through Math Workshop.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time with guest speakers, songs and scripture that focus on biblical truths for today’s children.
  • The Orton-Gillingham method, as well as Reader’s Workshop, are used to teach reading. This is a multi-sensory approach that engages the student’s senses to associate sounds with letters.
  • Chromebooks and iPads are used as a part of the classroom learning.
  • Manipulatives, experiments, and role-play are used in the curriculum (i.e. acting out a historical story, hands-on tactical methods to teach math concepts). 
  • The Language Arts curriculum includes grammar, spelling, and Writer’s Workshop.

Specials:

  • Music is taught using the Orff method, which encourages exploration and participation in the listening to and making of music.
  • Basic tenets of art are learned through a variety of artistic methods. 
  • Physical education (PE) takes place in the gym mezzanine with a focus on physical movement, spatial awareness, cooperation, following directions, and healthy activity. First grade has daily recess
  • Spanish is taught two times a week.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is integrated into our Science curriculum. Students will go to the STEM lab for weekly STEM sessions.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op and make blankets for the needy.

 Extra-Curricular:

  • An average of 6 to 8 field trips are taken during the school year.
  • Students can qualify for the Spelling Bee.
  • Students and their high school “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can participate in ACE (Afterschool Club Experience) which offers a differing variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc.

2nd Grade

Second grade has a maximum class size of 18 students with a shared Teacher’s Assistant.

Academics/Curricular:

  • Bible curriculum for 2nd Grade students is “A Servant Heart.”
  • Math curriculum for 2nd Grade continues in building conceptual knowledge. Basic addition and subtraction facts through double digits are a main emphasis. Borrowing, carrying, elapsed time, money (beginning decimals), basic fractions, graphing, and multiplication are all part of this curriculum, which is delivered through Math Workshop.
  • The Orton-Gillingham method, as well as Reader’s Workshop, are used to teach reading. This is a multi-sensory approach that engages the student’s senses to associate sounds with letters.
  • Chromebooks and iPads are used as a part of classroom learning.
  • Chapter books are introduced in this grade.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time with guest speakers, songs and scripture that focus on biblical truths for today’s children.
  • Students receive an introduction to cursive writing. Composition includes narrative and expository writing as well as information and research through Writer’s Workshop.
  • The school year includes thematic weeks, such as Western Week and Colonial Week.
  • Centers in the classroom are individual as well as small group to enhance skills, apply skills in other ways and to begin to teach how to divide responsibilities with your teammates.

Specials:

  • Music is taught using the Orff method, which encourages exploration and participation in the listening to and making of music. Students can participate in Chorus.
  • Basic tenets of art are learned through a variety of artistic methods. 
  • Physical education (PE) takes place in the gym mezzanine with a focus on physical movement, spatial awareness, cooperation, following directions, and healthy activity. Second grade has a daily recess.
  • Spanish is taught two times a week.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is integrated into our Science curriculum. Students will go to the STEM lab for weekly STEM sessions.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op.
  • Birthday bags for children in need.
  • Annual Giving Market

Extra-Curricular:

  • An average of six field trips are taken during the school year.
  • Second graders are matched as a “reading buddy” with a kindergartener.
  • Students can qualify for the Spelling Bee and Math Olympics.
  • Students can participate in Storm Theater.
  • Students and their high school “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can participate in ACE (Afterschool Club Experience) which offers a differing variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc.

3rd Grade

Third grade has a maximum class size of 18 students with a shared Teacher’s Assistant.

Academics/Curriculum:

  • Bible curriculum for 3rd Grade students is “Following Christ.”
  • Math curriculum for 3rd Grade continues in building conceptual knowledge. Basic addition and subtraction facts through double digits are a main emphasis. Borrowing, carrying, elapsed time, money (beginning decimals), basic fractions, graphing, multiplication, and division are all part of this curriculum, which is delivered through Math Workshop.
  • Third grade students transition from learning to read to reading to learn (reading for comprehension). Reader’s Workshop is an integral part of the Reading experience.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time with guest speakers, songs and scripture that focus on biblical truths for today’s children.
  • Students begin mastering cursive and multiplication. 
  • Georgia history is a large unit in this grade, which usually includes a field trip to Centennial Park, The State Capitol, and The Varsity.
  • Science and Social Studies are a report-card grade and students begin to filter information through a biblical worldview.
  • Chromebooks and IPads are used as a part of classroom learning.
  • Spelling moves into more content driven vocabulary and continues to rely on the application of spelling rules, not just memorization. Also included in the Language Arts curriculum in grammar and Writer’s Workshop.
  • Students change classes for science and social studies.

Specials:

  • Music is taught using the Orff method, which encourages exploration and participation in the listening to and making of music. Students can participate in Chorus.
  • Basic tenets of art are learned through a variety of artistic methods. 
  • Physical education (PE) takes place in the gym mezzanine with a focus on physical movement, spatial awareness, cooperation, following directions, and healthy activity. Third grade also enjoys a daily recess.
  • Spanish is the foreign language taught.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is integrated into our Science curriculum. Students will go to the STEM lab for weekly STEM sessions.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op and our annual Giving Market.
  • Third grade leads the Green Team which is in charge of recycling.
  • Students will visit residents at the Sunrise Assisted Living center.

 Extra-Curricular:

  • An average of 4 to 5 field trips are taken during the school year.
  • Students and their high school “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can qualify for the Spelling Bee and Math Olympics.
  • Students can participate in Storm Theater.
  • Students can participate in ACE (Afterschool Club Experience) which offers a differing variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc.

4th Grade

Fourth grade has a maximum class size of 18 students with a shared Teacher’s Assistant.

Academics/Curriculum:

  • Bible curriculum for 4th Grade students is “God and His Love.”
  • Math curriculum in 4th Grade progresses to more abstract concepts. Basic operations and math facts are essential to the success of algebraic concepts being introduced. Relationships between numbers include the knowledge of decimal, fractions, and percentages. Algebraic rules begin to be applied in problem solving. Rules of operations, automaticity, and real-world application are typical milestones. Math Workshop is the instructional model.
  • Chromebooks and IPads are used as part of classroom work learning.
  • Social studies moves from civics to history with a biblical world view.
  • The Language Arts curriculum includes spelling, grammar, and Writer’s Workshop.
  • The schedule includes changing classes for Math and Reading.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers., which will focus on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Specials:

  • Music includes lessons on the recorder. Students may participate in Chorus or Hosanna (which includes voice or percussion), performing at different times during the school year.
  • Art is a focused study of specific art elements and various artists. Students may participate in Art Club, which sells pieces at the schools’ annual fine arts extravaganza and donates proceeds to charity.
  • P.E. focuses on personal skill development within the context of various sports and games. Students apply skill, strategy, and sportsmanship as they develop their concepts for healthy, active living and discovering their potential.
  • Spanish is taught twice a week in extended periods.
  • Fourth graders may audition for drama productions.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is integrated into our Science curriculum. Students will go to the STEM lab for weekly STEM sessions.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op, our annual Giving Market, and visiting Assisted Living facilities.

Extra-Curricular:

  • An average of 4 field trips are taken during the school year.
  • Students and their high school “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can qualify for the Spelling Bee and Math Olympics.
  • Students can participate in Storm Theater.
  • Students can participate in ACE (Afterschool Club Experience) which offers a differing variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc.

5th Grade

Fifth grade is considered the first year of Middle School at Providence. It has a maximum class size of 22 students and a shared Teacher’s Assistant. Academic schedules are based upon class performance and test scores.

Academics:

  • Bible curriculum for 5th Grade students is the Book of James.
  • Reading begins to cover a variety of genres and synthesis between text to self, text to text, and author's point of view/purpose.
  • Math curriculum in 5th Grade progresses to more abstract concepts. Basic operations and math facts are essential to the success of algebraic concepts being introduced. Relationships between numbers include the knowledge of decimals, fractions, and percentages. Algebraic rules begin to be applied in problem solving. Rules of operations, automaticity, and real-world application are typical milestones.
  • Chromebooks and iPads are used as part of classroom learning.
  • This is the first grade where students receive their own locker. 
  • The daily schedule includes switching classes each period between the 3 teachers.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers.
  • An overnight “Encounter” trip to Nature’s Classroom in Mentone, Alabama where students study Ecology, Earth Science, and Team Building.

 Specials:

  • Music includes lessons on the recorder and guitar along with voice lessons. 
  • Art is a focused study of specific art elements and various artists. Students may participate in Art Club, which sells pieces at the schools’ annual fine arts extravaganza and donates proceeds to charity.
  • Students change clothes for physical education (PE) class, which focuses on personal skill development within the context of various sports and games. Students apply skill, strategy, and sportsmanship as they develop their concepts for healthy, active living and discovering their potential.
  • Robotics is introduced in their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum. Students will go to the STEM lab for weekly STEM instruction.
  • Students may audition for drama productions and will enjoy Drama Class as part of the Fine Arts curriculum, which also includes Music and Art.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op.
  • Students can apply to be a Library Helper before school. 
  • Students will adopt a family from the Lilburn Co-Op Organization every year at Christmas.

Extra-Curricular:

  • Students and their high school “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Various field trips take place throughout the school year to supplement curriculum, such as Stone Mountain for Civil War history, Lake Lanier for watershed, and the Symphony for Fine Arts.
  • Students may participate in Chorus or Hosanna (which includes voice or percussion), and performs at different times during the school year.

6th Grade

Students in both sixth and seventh grade are taught through a team approach. There are six core teachers who teach classes for both grades, as well as a shared Teaching Assistant. The maximum class size is 22 students. Individualized academic schedules are created for students based on class performance and test scores.

Academics:

  • Bible curriculum for 6th Grade students include: The Book of John 1-10, Philippians, and a Study on the Christian Mind.
  • Math curriculum in 6th Grade progresses to foundational skills that are used at a higher, more complex level that extends into algebra. Most would consider this two-year cycle a focus on pre-algebra standards that incorporate all five strands in application and problem solving. Sixth grade math utilizes the Seventh grade Math book.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers. Sixth graders are eligible to be chapel helpers.
  • Curriculum includes a research paper, current events in social studies, projects and experiments in science. STEM is integrated into the Science curriculum.
  • Middle school spelling is inclusive in content areas, and students focus on Wordly Wise to expand and stretch vocabulary.
  • Sixth grade attends a 3-day “Encounter” trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

Specials:

  • Middle school students will commit to a Fine Arts schedule that focuses on Band, Chorus, Drama or Art. 
  • Art is a focused study of specific art elements and various artists. 
  • Music includes lessons on the guitar along with voice lessons. 
  • Drama class explores all facets of theater including set, costumes, lighting, and acting. 
  • Students change clothes for physical education (PE) class, which focuses on personal skill development within the context of various sports and games. Students apply skill, strategy, and sportsmanship as they develop their concepts for healthy, active living and discovering their potential.

Service:

  • Students participate in the “Stack it for Jesus” food drive for the Lilburn Co-Op.
  • Students and their high school “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students mentor elementary students at local public schools on Valentine’s Day.
  • Sixth grade collects hats, gloves, and scarves for Christmas for a local shelter.

Extra-Curricular:

  • Middle school athletics include football, basketball, cross-country, track, swimming, cheerleading, volleyball, softball, and soccer. 
  • Students may participate in Chorus or Hosanna which performs at different times during the school year.
  • Students may participate in Art Club, which sells pieces at the schools’ annual fine arts extravaganza and donates proceeds to charity.
  • Sixth grade can audition for the school drama productions.

7th Grade

Students in both sixth and seventh grade are taught through a team approach. There are six core teachers who teach classes for both grades, along with a shared Teaching Assistant. The maximum class size is 22 students. Individualized academic schedules are created for students based on class performance and test scores.

Academics:

  • Bible curriculum for 7th grade students include: The Book of Romans, Apologetics, and the Book of John 11-21.
  • Math curriculum in 7th Grade progresses to foundational skills that are used at a higher, more complex level that extends into algebra. Most would consider this two-year cycle a focus on pre-algebra standards that incorporate all five strands in application and problem solving.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers.
  • Curriculum includes a research paper, current events in social studies, projects and experiments in science. STEM is integrated into the Science curriculum.
  • Middle school spelling is inclusive in content areas, and students begin to focus on Wordly Wise to expand and stretch vocabulary.
  • Students receive a Google Chromebook to take home and use the entire school year.
  • Seventh grade attends 3-day “Encounter” retreat at Kanuga in North Carolina to encourage community and spiritual growth among the class.

Specials:

  • Middle school students will commit to a Fine Arts schedule that focuses on Band, Chorus, Drama or Art. Drama class explores all facets of theater including set, costumes, lighting, and acting. 
  • Art is a focused study of specific art elements and various artists. 
  • Music includes lessons on the recorder and guitar along with voice lessons and Band.
  • Students take physical education (PE), which focuses on personal skill development within the context of various sports and games. Students apply skill, strategy, and sportsmanship as they develop their concepts for healthy, active living and discovering their potential.

Service:

  • Students serve as “buddies” to younger students.
  • Students are eligible to be part of the Impact team.
  • Seventh graders may be chosen to serve as safety patrols for carpool.

Extra-Curricular:

  • Students may participate in Chorus or Hosanna, which perform during the school year.
  • Students may participate in Art Club, which sells pieces at the schools’ annual fine arts extravaganza and donates proceeds to charity.
  • Seventh grade can audition for the school drama productions.
  • Middle school athletics include football, basketball, cross-country, track, swimming, cheerleading, volleyball, softball, and soccer. 
  • Seventh grade takes a field trip to see “A Christmas Carol” as they study this time period in history as well as the English attributes to how it was written.