Christ Community School students develop a strong foundation in the core academic curriculum, including reading and writing skills, critical thinking, the ability to apply mathematical concepts and a broad understanding of the sciences and humanities. Our teachers apply a variety of instructional strategies in order to maximize the intellectual, spiritual and academic achievement, and development of each student. Scriptural truths are taught in daily Bible classes and are woven into the fabric of each academic discipline in a very practical, life changing way. Our distinctive education equips our students to be able to learn and grow into who God has created them to be.
Students at Christ Community have the opportunity to attend six enrichment classes each week. Our enrichment program is designed to meet the needs of individual learners by providing creative avenues for expression in an active learning environment, while recognizing biblical truths within each of the following classes.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics integration class is a favorite among our CCS students. Starting at age 3, our students work collaboratively to solve problems, participate in project based learning opportunities and communicate their learning. Students will participate in basic coding and robotics skills, explore simple machines, be encouraged to try new inventions and think outside of the box all while integrating a Biblical perspective. This class allows for hands-on, collaborative learning and equips our students to be leaders both in and out of the classroom.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Students will gain an understanding of our God as a creator while learning art, history and culture. Our students will experience a variety of mediums of artistic expression. Each year, the art curriculum is designed to build on what was learned in the preceding year, while adding new elements. The art pieces become more complex, the coloring becomes shading, and the shapes become 3-D forms. Older students will participate in clay pottery and other creative projects.
A strong emphasis is placed on worship as our students explore the elements of music. Students also take part in general music education including ear training, rhythm, pitch, harmony, and form, to name a few. Students participate by singing, moving, playing instruments and games, and creating music. All grade levels have the opportunity to play classroom instruments such as rhythm sticks, various percussion instruments, and recorders. Students will have multiple opportunities to perform each year including praise and worship celebrations and our school-wide Christmas program.
Our students benefit from the exploration of the Spanish language, starting at age 3. Students are introduced to vocabulary, songs, culture, and history of Spanish language and customs. Learning another language allows our students to build better memory skills, be able to multitask, have a better understanding of people, and encourages our students to see life from a different world perspective.
Students develop an understanding of our bodies as temples, created in God’s image while learning positive self-management and social skills needed to work independently and as a team. Students will experience structured physical play and activities such as games, sports, dance, and cardiovascular exercise as they participate in a variety of elements of physical education.
The Library is designed for students to check out books once a week, meet with the librarian for a lesson time, and enjoy a story time. Throughout the year library activities will include special events such as the book fair, Dr. Seuss week, birthday book club and other reading programs. The CCS library is also open for research and other school projects.