Grade Level Highlights: K-7th

Kindergarten

Kindergarten has a maximum of 18 students per classroom, with a full-time kindergarten teacher and a shared 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 handwriting, grammar, spelling, and composition through Writer’s Workshop.

Specials/Electives

  • 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 everyday.
  • 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 can participate in AEP (Added Experience Program) which offers a variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc.

Pre-1st

This grade level is for students who may need the gift of time to ensure all academic skills are in place OR 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 while establishing strong foundational skills. 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.  Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and fluency are all part of Reading instruction.
  • 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 handwriting,  grammar, spelling, and composition through Writer’s Workshop.

Specials/Electives

  • 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 can participate in AEP (Added Experience Program) which offers a variety of interest, 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 handwriting, grammar, spelling, and composition through Writer’s Workshop.

Specials/Electives

  • 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 each 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 can participate in AEP (Added Experience Program) 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.  Phonics, comprehension and fluency are also a part of Reading instruction.
  • 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, highlighting units of study in Social Studies, Science and Literature.
  • 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/Electives

  • 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 each 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 can participate in AEP (Added Experience Program) 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.  Number sense and math fluency are an integral part of instruction.
  • 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.  Instruction for comprehension is supported by participation in Scholastic Reading Counts.
  • 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 is grammar and Writer’s Workshop.
  • Students change classes for science and social studies.

Specials/Electives

  • 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.
  • Third grade students participate in Chapel by serving as “mini emcees.”

Extra-Curricular

  • An average of 4 to 5 field trips are taken during the school year.
  • Students can qualify for the Spelling Bee and Math Olympics.
  • Students can participate in Storm Theater.
  • Students can participate in AEP (Added Experience Program) 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 worldview.
  • The Language Arts curriculum includes spelling, grammar, and Writer’s Workshop.
  • The schedule includes changing classes for Math and Reading/Language Arts.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers., which will focus on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Fourth graders are considered Chapel Leaders and serve on various production teams throughout the year.

Specials/Electives

  • 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.
  • 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 weekly.
  • 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 can qualify for the Spelling Bee and Math Olympics.
  • Students can participate in Storm Theater.
  • Students can participate in AEP (Added Experience Program) which offers a differing variety of interests, such as Legos, Cooking, etc.

 

5th Grade

Students in 5th through 7th grade are taught through a team approach and share two Teaching Assistants.  The maximum class size is 25 students.  Individualized academic schedules are created for students based on class performance and test scores.

Academics

  • Bible curriculum:  We start the year with a 6 week study on the integration of our school’s Core Qualities from a Biblical perspective.  We move on to include a Biblical overview of the Old Testament and New Testament and an in-depth study of 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.
  • Reading begins to cover a variety of genres and synthesis between text to self, text to text, and author's point of view/purpose.
  • Students participate in a weekly, 1 hour block of enrichment, where they work on free reading, IXL diagnostics and L2 skills.
  • Spelling and vocabulary is inclusive to content areas, where students focus on expanding and stretching their vocabulary.
  • Math curriculum 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.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is incorporated into the Science Curriculum and has a dedicated STEM lab.
  • Each student is assigned a Chromebook to be used at home and in the classroom as part of their extended learning experience.
  • This is the first grade where students receive their own locker.
  • The daily schedule includes switching classes each period between the Middle School teachers.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers.
  • Each student will be assigned to a Tribe, which enhances community and spiritual growth through games, small groups, and service projects.  Tribes meet on Thursdays..
  • Students will take supplemental field trips to enhance their learning experience.
  • 5th grade attends a 3-day “Encounter” trip to Nature’s Classroom in Mentone, Alabama where students study Ecology, Earth Science, and Team Building.


Specials/Electives

  • Students may commit to chorus all year along with an elective’s rotation including Art, Music, Spanish, Drama, Technology, Band Exposure, and Study Skills.
  • Student change clothes for PE Class, which focuses on personal skill development within the context of various sports and games.  

Service

  • Students will participate in various service projects throughout the year with their tribe, grade level, and/or classes.
  • Students and their Elementary “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can apply to be a Library Helper before school.
  • Students can apply to serve on an Impact team.  This can include the Hospitality Team, Art Team, Prayer Team, and more.

Extra-Curricular

  • Students may participate in academic, Fine Arts, and/or athletic organizations and clubs.  Information on offerings will be communicated throughout the school year.

 

6th Grade

Students in 5th through 7th grade are taught through a team approach and share two Teaching Assistants.  The maximum class size is 25 students.  Individualized academic schedules are created for students based on class performance and test scores.

Academics

  • Bible curriculum for 6th Grade students includes a 6-week study on the integration of our school’s Core Qualities from a Biblical perspective.  We then move on to the Book of John 1-10, Philippians, and a Study on the Christian Mind.Reading continues to cover a variety of genres and synthesis between test to self, text to text, and author’s point of view/purpose.
  • Reading continues to cover a variety of genres and synthesis between test to self, text to text, and author’s point of view/purpose.
  • Students participate in a weekly, 1 hour block of enrichment, where they work on free reading, IXL diagnostics and L2 skills.
  • 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.  We have also added a class of pre-algebra to expand the enrichment of our math program.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers.
  • STEM is integrated into the Science curriculum with a dedicated STEM lab.
  • Middle school spelling is inclusive to content areas, where students focus on expanding and stretching their vocabulary.
  • Each student is assigned a Chromebook to be used at home as part of their extended learning. experience
  • Students will take supplemental field trips to enhance their learning experience.
  • Sixth grade attends a 3-day “Encounter” trip to Camp Westminster in Conyers, GA.
  • Each student will be assigned to a Tribe, which enhances community and spiritual growth through games, small groups, and service projects.  Tribes meet on Thursdays.


Specials/Electives

  • Students may commit to chorus or band all year or an elective rotation including Art, Music, Spanish, drama, technology and study skills.
  • Student change clothes for PE Class, which focuses on personal skill development within the context of various sports and games.  

Service

  • Students will participate in various service projects throughout the year with their tribe, grade level, and/or classes.
  • Students and their Elementary “buddies” interact on several occasions during the year.
  • Students can apply to serve on an Impact team.  This can include the Hospitality Team, Art Team, Prayer Team, and more.

Extra-Curricular

  • Students may participate in academic, Fine Arts, and/or athletic organizations and clubs.  Information on offerings will be communicated throughout the school year.

 

7th Grade

Students in 5th through 7th grade are taught through a team approach and share two Teaching Assistants.  The maximum class size is 25 students.  Individualized academic schedules are created for students based on class performance and test scores.

Academics

  • Bible curriculum for 7th grade students includes a 6-week study on the integration of our school’s Core Qualities from a Biblical perspective, we move on to The Book of Romans, Apologetics, and the Book of John 11-21.  Reading continues to cover a variety of genres and synthesis between test to self, text to text, and author’s point of view/purpose.
  • Reading continues to cover a variety of genres and synthesis between test to self, text to text, and author’s point of view/purpose.
  • Students participate in a weekly, 1 hour block of enrichment, where they work on free reading, IXL diagnostics and L2 skills.
  • 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.  We have added an Algebra 1 class to expand the enrichment of our math program.
  • Students participate in a weekly chapel time, called Impact, with worship and ministry speakers.
  • STEM is integrated into the Science curriculum, with a dedicated STEM lab.
  • Middle school spelling is inclusive to content areas, where students focus on expanding and stretching their vocabulary.
  • Each student is assigned a Chromebook to be used at home and in the classroom as part of their extended learning experience.
  • Each student will be assigned to a Tribe, which enhances community and spiritual growth through games, small groups, and service projects.  Tribes meet on Thursdays.
  • Students will take supplemental field trips to enhance their learning experience.
  • Seventh grade attends 3-day “Encounter” retreat at Teen Valley Ranch in North Carolina to encourage community and spiritual growth among the class.

Specials/Electives

  • Students may commit to chorus or band all year or a Fine Arts rotation including Art, Music, Spanish and drama.
  • Student change clothes for PE Class, which focuses on personal skill development within the context of various sports and games.  

Service

  • Students can apply to serve on an Impact team.  This can include the Hospitality Team, Art Team, Prayer Team, and more.
  • Seventh graders may be chosen to serve as safety patrols that serve during lunch, carpool, and other activities.

Extra-Curricular

  • Students may participate in academic, Fine Arts, and/or athletic organizations and clubs.  Information on offerings will be communicated throughout the school year.

 

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