Elementary School

Curriculum Overview

Children learn best by doing. Experiencing learning through a wide variety of activities is the focus of our elementary program. When young students learn this way, they make deep connections to concepts and better understand the world around them. Our relational class environments have a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, ensuring each individual is seen, heard, encouraged, and challenged. 

Kindergarten is foundational to a child’s educational journey. Our experienced, licensed educators create an environment that feels like play, but is actually building foundational skills and promoting a culture of lifelong learning. Our first and second-grade students continue building upon their skills through developmentally-appropriate methodologies and pedagogy. Students participate in hands-on learning that involves critical thinking, resilience, and cooperation. 

Students in Grades 3-5 transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” At this level, students are more independent, better able to understand concepts, and can begin to make deeper connections with people and ideas. Project-based learning and hands-on activities make learning engaging and relevant.    

Homeroom Shepherd

In the elementary grades at CCA, each student is paired with a Homeroom Shepherd, a faculty member dedicated to their holistic development. Homeroom Shepherds steward the social, emotional, and spiritual growth of our students. This role is designed to support, nurture and inspire students to develop habits of mind, a foundation of scripture, habits of prayer, and a love for God. Homeroom Shepherds also partner with educators to help individualize learning and meet the educational needs of each student.