Elementary School

Curriculum Overview

Kindergarten

At North Valley Christian Academy, we have created a kindergarten program that encourages young learners at every level. We believe that within a loving and caring environment children will learn and grow because they are being nurtured and feel safe to explore and experience new things.

We desire to work along-side each of our families making them feel welcome and connected to the NVCA family.  We consider you to be our partners as we work together throughout the year.

Small class sizes allow us to individualize our instruction and challenge each child according to their abilities. We give a Developmental Reading Assessment early in the year to allow each child to begin reading on a level that is just right for them. We also use a variety of learning experiences in all subject areas to meet the needs of each child.

We intentionally provide a balance between academic, social, and physical opportunities each day.  Our kindergarteners benefit from having each of these essential dimensions as part of their daily routine. They enjoy learning and have fun. Every child knows that they can succeed and learn and can help others to succeed and learn.

 

Grades 1–5

Our teachers create safe, nurturing environments that give students the opportunity to absorb all that life has to offer.  Childlike faith and enthusiasm for education is channeled in an environment that allows students to excel and become exactly who God has made them to be.

Every day our students are learning and preparing for the future and North Valley Christian Academy provides our elementary students with the strong foundation on which to build.  In addition to core academics such as math, reading, spelling, writing, science, and social studies, students are instructed in Bible, physical education, music, art, and STEM.

As students learn and grow, their gifts and talents are demonstrated in different ways.  Our elementary program provides the opportunity to challenge learners who show giftedness in the areas of math and reading.  Our math program allows students to work one full grade level ahead of their actual placement.  The reading program allows students to be instructed in small groups using text that is at their instructional reading level.  This program also allows for specific support and guidance for those students who struggle with reading.  Our B.E.S.T. program designs special services that provide support and helps students with disabilities as well as gifted traits to reach their highest potential.

 

NVCA Essential Student Skills and Outcomes

The Look of a Lion is a portrait of the essential skills and outcomes that each graduate at North Valley Christian Academy will be learning throughout their education here and will achieve by the time they graduate high school.

 

Elementary Curriculum/Scope and Sequence

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

 

Battle Verses

At each grade level students are learning chapters and/or verses of the Bible to provide scripture that is ingrained in their mind and hearts. The goal is that these verses will provide comfort, strength, and support to each student as they grow in their spiritual walk with God and life.


 

The NVCA Promise

Steadfast in faith, NVCA is committed to a Christ-centered education that can transform lives and touch communities. Our role is to help define and reinforce a deep sense of God-given value, purpose and meaning in the pursuit of knowledge and growth in Christ for a transforming influence on the world. An NVCA education forms the foundation upon which all academic pursuits are built thereby enabling students to reach their full educational potential.