Grace Christian Academy uses carefully selected Christian curriculum from sources such as A Beka and Bob Jones. We use a combination of educational programs, in addition to daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services, and library services to meet the needs of the total child.
Grace Christian Academy uses a combination of educational programs selected especially to meet the needs of the total child. A complete curriculum guide containing a detailed scope and sequence, educational objectives, course textbooks and evaluation methods has been developed for each grade level and subject area.
Below we have listed a general overview for each grade. If you would like more detailed information, contact us at (314) 837-8283.
Preschool (Ages 3 and 4)
Students will learn about God and start to learn their letters and numbers.
Students spend a lot of time working on social skills, like sharing and obeying their teachers.
Students will get to enjoy Bible/Worship time, Art (the Art teacher visits the classroom), PE, and of course lunch and nap time too!
Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4 and 5)
Students learn about God, letter sounds, and how to write their names.
During the second semester, students will be able to read some sight words and put together three letter words in order to prepare them to read in Kindergarten.
There will be a BIG event at the end of the year — Pre-K graduation!
Students learn phonics blends (Reading), numbers in relationship to Math through the use of educational games, books, crafts and manipulatives. Health and Science are introduced as well.
Students will go outside the classroom for specials, such as Music, Art, Library and PE.
Students learn to read skillfully and smoothly.
Students learn to add, subtract, tell time, and much more!
A computer class is introduced in 1st grade using state of the art laptops.
Reading is still very important in 2nd grade. The books become harder, but more interesting!
In Math, students continue to learn addition and subtraction with more advanced concepts including renaming.
2nd graders do a lot of creative writing and learn to think out of the box.
In February, 2nd graders focus on Black History and learn about our past Presidents, along with the great African Americans that changed history.
Students learn multiplication, division and much more.
Cursive is the only way to write!
Science in 3rd grade includes a study of the planets. Students visit an Observatory in the evening to see the stars and planets.
One of the 3rd grade field trips is a visit to the Daniel Boone Home. This is an excellent learning adventure and great fun for the students.
Students learn to use a Bible concordance, glossary, and other tools to study the Bible.
The 4th grade class does mini government and economics units.
Students do a report on Native American tribes, and make a model of an actual Native American dwelling.
Students visit the Thornhill Farm where they experience what it was like to be a homesteader in the 1800′s. Students cook their own meal, cut up vegetables and make their own butter. Candle making is also a fun activity.
5th graders are prepared for Middle School.
Students learn leadership skills and responsibility by taking care of various jobs around the school, and being part of a special program which involves reading to Kindergarten students.
5th grade puts a lot of emphasis on reading comprehension by doing fun projects.
5th grade students participate in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.
5th grade students are required to earn 10 hours of community service per school year.
6th grade is the beginning of our Middle School program. Students change classes instead of staying with one teacher all day.
6th grade students are required to earn 12 hours of community service per school year.
Fun activities for Middle School students may include Impact Day, Student Council, Spirit Weeks, and Lock-Ins.
7th grade students are required to earn 14 hours of community service per school year.
Students learn how to write a scientific research paper.
8th graders are viewed as the leaders of the school. Usually the Student Council President is chosen from the 8th grade class.
One of the most exciting things about being an 8th grader is graduation, a very special celebration just for them!
8th grade students are required to earn 16 hours of community service per school year.
Music, Art & P.E.
Elementary Students attend Music, P.E. and art classes two times per week
Middle School students attend P.E. three times per week. They attend Music and Art two times per week.
Various Athletic programs are available for students in 3rd – 8th grade. We offer Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer. Athletic program availability is dependent upon interest.