Elementary Program

ELEMENTARY PROGRAM – Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

CLA’s Elementary Program is characterized by a rigorous academic program presented from a Christian worldview. We foster students’ intellectual and spiritual development using instructional methods such as inquiry, problem solving, project based learning and collaboration. Our curriculum program and resources are designed to engage students’ interests, leading them to become independent learners.

Kindergarten Eligibility

Students must be 5 years old by September 1st.

Kindergarten Schedule

The core K5 program schedule consists of M-F mornings from 8:15-11:15. Half-day students may also stay through lunch and recess.

Beyond the core program schedule, families may choose additional afternoons that fit their schedules, with the potential of a 5 full-day schedule option. Students are engaged in the core academic subjects (Bible, math, language arts, music) during the mornings, and additional subject areas (science, social studies, etc.) and enrichment activities during the afternoon.

Spiritual Formation

Morning devotions, daily Bible classes, classroom worship and weekly chapel services foster each child’s spiritual development. Chapels are led by children’s pastors, teachers and students. Each morning begins with devotions and prayer.

Curriculum

Our curriculum encompasses many instructional methods and resources designed to reach students’ varied interests, talents, learning styles and abilities. Our curriculum encourages students to develop their problem solving skills, explore their interests and ask questions about the world around them.

Small Classes 

CLA is committed to a traditional small classroom model with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Teachers and instructional specialists are able to cultivate relationships with each child, and provide personalized attention to each learner.

Fine Arts Offerings

  • Our music instruction specialist employs an integrated PreK through 6th grade curriculum. Students learn music theory, history and appreciation.
  • Our 3rd and 4th graders are introduced to instrumental instruction by learning to play the recorder.
  • We partner with Encore Ensembles to offer private band and orchestra lessons and ensemble rehearsals on-site beginning in second grade.
  • Music and band students participate in our annual Christmas and Spring Programs
  • Classroom art projects foster students’ creativity and imagination.

Service Opportunities

Students learn to serve others around the world through their participation in Operation Christmas Child and Feed My Starving Children.

Elementary students play a part in serving and supporting their school through an annual fundraiser. Funds raised help to provide needed classroom resources and technology

Before and After Care

We offer a flexible Before and After Care Program to work with your schedule. Before Care begins at 6:30 AM and After-Care is available until 6:00 PM during regular school days. Before Care includes a continental breakfast, and After Care includes a snack.