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Elementary

Jr. Kindergarten to 4th Grade

 

The Elementary School student at New Covenant Academy learns in an environment that provides a rich blend of strong academics combined with opportunities for individual and social growth, all from a Christian perspective. Emphasis on a basic foundation in fundamental skills incorporates a variety of experiences to enrich each day. In the Elementary School, a student develops a love of learning and explores individual capabilities. Teachers are equipped with the skills to teach, the compassion to nurture, and the creativity to make the academic challenge a road to discovery. Students gain knowledge and an understanding of how all things fit together in God´s plan as revealed in His Word through Biblical integration in every subject taught.

Age requirement for Jr. Kindergarten:  Must be 4 years old by August 1st.

Age requirement for Kindergarten:  Must be 5 years old by August 1st.

 

Program Hours

  • Jr. Kindergarten through 4th-grade full day, 5 days a week:  8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Jr. Kindergarten, half-day, 5 days a week:  8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  (Note:  Half-day Jr. Kindergarten students are integrated into class with full day students and participate in Music Class.  They are dismissed before lunch.  Full-day Jr. Kindergarten students participate in Library, Art, Physical Education, and Lunch in the afternoon).

 

Extended Care Hours

  • Mornings 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Extended care is offered on all regularly scheduled school days.  (Note:  afternoon care is not offered on early dismissal days)

 

Program Highlights

  • Engaging and hands-on learning 
  • Synthetic Phonics, Early Literacy
  • Reading/Literature
  • Thematic Social Studies and Science
  • Math concepts
  • Bible lessons, mission, and Christian service projects as well as weekly chapel services
  • Vocal music class; with participation in Grandparent Day, Christmas, and Spring concert performances
  • Technology integration
  • Physical education
  • Art
  • Library
  • Recess
  • Field trips
  • Hot Lunch Program

 

Curriculum

  • Jr. Kindergarten:  Bob Jones Phonics; D'Nealian style handwriting; Quirkles Science; Thematic units for Science and Social Studies (i.e.: weather, space, transportation, fire safety, community helpers, etc.) and ACSI Bible
  • Kindergarten:  ABeka Phonics; McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Curriculum, Houghton-Mifflin Math; Scott Foresman Social Studies; Thematic units for Science that are cross-curricular; D'Nealian style writing and ACSI Bible
  • First Grade:  ABeka Phonics; Houghton-Mifflin Math; Scott Foresman Social Studies; Purposeful Design Science; D'Nealian style writing and ACSI Bible.
  • Second Grade:  ABeka Phonics; Houghton-Mifflin Math; Cursive Writing; Scott Foresman Social Studies; Purposeful Design Science and ACSI Bible
  • Third Grade:  McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Curriculum; Houghton-Mifflin Math; Missouri History; Purposeful Design Science and ACSI Bible
  • Fourth Grade:  McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Curriculum; Houghton-Mifflin Math; History; Purposeful Design Science and ACSI Bible

A Day in the Life of an Elementary Student at NCA