Curriculum Outline

In Language Arts and Math, students work in small groups to receive individualized instruction and to ensure that concepts are mastered completely before advancing. This mastery of information builds self confidence and allows children to develop their knowledge base in an orderly manner. Independent seat work is also an important component of each child’s educational program. This helps children learn to focus and to build stamina for larger and more complex projects as they progress.

Combination Classroom

In a combination class younger students are provided with a preview of the upcoming year and older students are provided with a review of the previous year. The Carden method is a highly individualized approach to teaching. This allows all children of all learning levels to thrive to their fullest potential.


The Curriculum

Teaching To The Whole Child

  • Emphasizes interrelationship of the content of subject presented
  • Assures comprehension by unifying the language arts – reading, spelling, composition, and paragraph analysis
  • Releases teaching time for a broadened curriculum because of success the children achieve in language arts
  • Awakens mental image
  • Develops rhythm in speech and reading
  • Aims for independence in study skills
  • Appreciates every individual
  • Avoids pressure and rivalry
  • Spares the child nervous strain and tension because competition is not a part of the learning experience
  • Maintains a cheery, calm atmosphere in which the child develops powers of concentration and works in a relaxed manner


Age appropriate lessons focus on fundamentals of the faith and Bible principles providing a strong docternal foundation.

Abeka Bible program presents the Bible in narrative style as it was written.

Study of the lives of godly people presenting lessons drawn from their lives. 

Old and New Testament stories presented in systematic order.

Basic Bible doctrines are studied and guidance to life management from a christian perspective.



Excellence of diction and enunciation. 

Clarity and fluency of expression.



Vocabulary development to assure an accurate, vivid mental image of words in context.

A phonic basis to provide essential tools for decoding words.

Rapidity of reading with rhythm and understanding.

Comprehension Techniques

Rhythmic grouping of words within sentences.

Emphasis upon key word of sentence to indicate understanding

Classification of key words to express the main idea of the sentence

Summarization of sentence, paragraph, and chapter

Questions to ascertain literal understanding and to cultivate critical thinking ability

Recall of materials read

Organization of material read



The phonic basis used in reading utilized in encoding, or spelling 

Application of rules of grammar

Dictation of paragraphs fo beneficial exercise of spelling skills




Avoidance of confusion through clarity and sequence of presentation of printing skills.

Construction, not copying, of letters for development of mastery and self-confidence

Cursive writing, penmanship



Functional grammar that serves as a tool of comprehension 

Communication of ideas – verbal and written



The United States

The World- studies of every continent

Outlines for study of countries



American History

Background of western civilization

Ancient times

Modern history

Biographies of outstanding persons



Study of elements within the branches of science, earth science, life science, physical science, chemistry and more. 

Practical experiments to enhance understanding and clarify concepts 

Observations of natural phenomena


Forign Language

Basic vocabulary 

Fundamental grammar





Guided – to achieve mastery in logical presentation of ideas

Free – to foster creativity in an artistic sense






Classical literature to be read by the students

Classical literature to be read to the students by the teacher

Enrichment program to enable child to develop in proportion to capability and potential



Saxon Math builds on prior concepts from every math strand woven together throughout each year. 

Concepts are reinforced throughout each year.

Every lesson builds on previous lessons and are continuously reviewed. 

Continuous word problems allows for application in real life situations.

Develop foundational understanding

Ensure retention of mathematical concepts

Demonstrate measurable, sustained improvement


Physical Education

Development of the individual

An individual as a member of a team

Good sportsmanship

Posture exercises


Music and Drama

Fundamentals of sightseeing

Variety of songs

Major and minor keys

Rhythm and phrasing

Appreciation of  beauty of music 

Games to enrich understanding and awareness of subjects studied

Plays according to grade and maturity level

Participation by all pupils



Experience with different media

Periods of instruction

Periods of self-expression

Appreciation of beauty of art