Elementary Program and Curriculum
The elementary curriculum offered at GCS is Christ-centered and progressively developed to meet individual needs.
We offer both half-day and full-day kindergarten programs, each containing a maximum of 16 students. Elementary and middle school classes contain a maximum of 18 students. Small, personal class sizes enhance our high-quality academic program and allow teachers to meet the needs and abilities of each student.
At the elementary level, the curriculum offered to the students provides strong academics in the fundamentals of reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science as well as the opportunity to participate in music, art and physical education. All subjects are taught from a Bible-based perspective. Various classroom activities and school events provide avenues for student creativity. We emphasize critical thinking, decision making and problem solving abilities.
Click to view a complete printable Elementary Brochure.
Detailed Curriculum Description. A detailed description of the curriculum for each grade level is also available in our Scope and Sequence documents for kindergarten, 1st - 3rd grades, and 4th - 5th grades.
GCS has an extraordinary faculty whose commitment is to create a loving, Christian environment in which our students are educated at a standard of excellence.
The Elementary Faculty is selected on the basis of training and experience. All regular classroom teachers have credentials from the Association of Christian Schools International or the Teachers Standard Practices Commission.
Gaarde Christian Day Care, a ministry of Faith Journey Church, is a state licensed Day Care that provides care for GCS students, as well as children in our community. The Day Care hours are 7:00 am - 8:10 am and 11:30 am - 6:00 pm. Registration is required and an hourly rate is charged.