Instruction in God’s Word and Lutheran doctrine based on the Word is a daily class. Bible stories and historical lessons using the Christ-Light series are taught in all grades. Instruction from Dr. Martin Luther’s Catechism begins in grade five. In preparation for Confirmation, the pastors teach the seventh and eighth grade Catechism classes. Memorization of Bible passages, the Chief Parts of the Catechism,
and selected hymns are also part of the curriculum.
The students progress from readiness in kindergarten, through reading instruction, to the study of literature in grades 5-8. Instruction in English grammar and composition, as well as spelling, is included in the curriculum.
Social Studies classes begin with the basic relationships of family, neighbors, and communities. World Geography, Western and Eastern Hemispheres and United States History comprise the content in grades 5-8.
Instructions begin with the basic principles of nature. They progress through the areas of Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and the Human Body.
Instruction in mathematics provides a balanced emphasis on recall of facts and definitions, the use of algorithms, and strategies for problem solving. At all grade levels real life problems are presented for solving.
Grades 1-4 receive some basic instruction in Spanish by the homeroom teacher, or parent volunteer. In grades 5-8 the Spanish teacher conducts formal classes, progressing through two textbooks. Students may, after four years of instruction, test out of high school Spanish I.
The kindergarten through eighth gradeprogram has been designed to provide a progressive education that is aimed at helping boys and girls to build fitness, learn a broad variety of neuro-muscular skills, acquire a body of knowledge about physical activity, and develop God pleasing attitudes and behaviors.
The students receive training in basic computer functions, such as keyboarding, presentations, multimedia, and other beneficial applications. Our computers, in connection with assorted other technology, are also used for instruction across the curriculum.
Art activities at every grade level are planned to offer instruction in the basic art principles and to provide a broad range of outlets for creative self-expression. Students use a variety of media in projects appropriate to developmental levels.Various master artists are introduced, along with other studies in art history.
Regular music classes include instruction in theory as well as active singing. Groups of studentsregularly sing in worship services.
Concerns about a child’s achievement and ability may be referred to the resource teacher by parents, teacher or principal.Children have the opportunity then for special help. Arrangements are made with the regular teacher, resource teacher, and parents. Parents, teacher, and students work together closely as the child strives for academic competence at his/her level.