Elementary School Program
Kindergarten – 4th Grade
How do we approach learning?
Concordia assesses the individual needs of a student and works with them to strive.
Social Emotional Learning
Social and emotional skills are just as important as academic skills for all ages. In addition to our Character classes, Concordia implements social-emotional learning every day through:
- Implementing Responsive Classroom practices (creating school rules, morning meetings, common teacher/students language, quiet times, etc)
- Emphasizing 4 main skills of being: aware (self/social), responsible, self-regulated, and relational, throughout daily experiences.
In addition to the core subjects, students participate in classes taught by specialist teachers:
Fine Arts (Art and/or Music) – 2x/week
Physical Education – 2x/week
Bible Study: 4 times/week + Chapel 1x/week
Spanish: 2 times/week
Character: 2 times/month
Class Sizes & Multi-Age Learning
This ensures that students develop relationships and community with peers at their social-emotional level, are challenged academically whether they are at, below, or above “grade level” expectations, and build self-confidence in a Christ-centered community.
Team Roots, (Kindergarten) – Ages 5-6 Roots students are at a stage of “soaking up” information and experiences that give them grounding for further academic learning, spiritual development, and social relationships.
Team Sprouts, (1st-2nd Grade) – Ages 6-8 Sprouts students start to “sprout” and their academic progress and social development are more visible to others.
Team Hawthorn, (3rd-4th Grade) – Ages 8-10 Hawthorn students are capable of being more independent with the strength comparable to the trunk of a hawthorn tree that is small but supports various branches (academic, social, emotional skills).
After School Care
Within each team, students build community through morning meeting, community builders among other teams, and other activities. As a school, we have school spirit theme dress days and weeks, monthly Team Times (all school community builder games/events), weekly Chapels, and teams will meet with other teams for reading buddies, help with projects, and more.
In the outside community, we connect to the churches we are associated with, work with local organizations in service projects, and serve our neighbors and community often with flower deliveries and other events!