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Upper School - 10125 Jefferson Hwy | River Ridge, LA 70123 | 504-737-4621
Lower School - 10931 Jefferson Hwy | River Ridge, LA 70123 | 504-737-0208
BUILDING CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE

Curriculum

All teachers post assignments and grades on our web based portal.  It is the responsibility of the parent and student to check this portal on a daily basis.  Each grading period lasts 22 days, therefore each child receives 8 report cards per year. 

 

Pre-School:

Pre-K 2 &3

  •  Development of socio-emotional skills required for interacting positively with peers and adults
  •  Development of language skills by providing the various activities and daily routines that facilitate  
  •  the development of verbal skills
  •  Development of fine and gross motor skills by providing opportunities through a variety of activities

Pre- K 4

  • Learn socialization skills by playing together and sharing
  • Learn to follow 1 and 2 step directions
  • Training in primary mental abilities, verbal meaning, spatial thinking, word fluency, memory motor coordination, and perception
  • Learn responsibility for themselves
  • Gain a positive self image through positive reinforcement
  • Gain problem solving skills, work with math manipulatives, learn positional terms, colors, and shapes
  • Gain phonics skills, left to right orientation, letter names, and letter sounds

Kindergarten

  • Learn to recognize letter-sound relationships, identify and generate rhyming words, recognize grade-appropriate sight words, use phonetic decoding strategies when confronted with an unknown word, express ideas in writing using emergent spelling and known sight words, and story elements
  • Learn to listen effectively and respond appropriately to questions
  • Complete and extend patterns, recognize numbers 0-100, Count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100, solve addition and subtraction problems, recognize a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter, tell time on the hour, and simple place value
  • Learn about living and nonliving things, 5 senses, clouds, life cycles, phases of the moon, sun, internal and external body parts, and how things move
  •  Establish purposes for reading, make predictions, connect important ideas, and link text to previous experiences and knowledge
  • Develop self-help skills
  • Learn about our country, symbols for our country, presidents, maps,  leaders, facts about our state and rules

Grades 1st - 6th:

Language Arts

This includes Literature, Writing, Grammar (usage and mechanics), Phonics, Spelling and Vocabulary.  Students will learn to read critically, interpretively, and literally.  Students are also required to read a novel each month

Mathematics

Students will move from concrete to abstract thinking.  Instruction is focused on developing higher order thinking, problem solving, real world applications and technology

Science

Both the physical and natural sciences are offered.  Students will learn by the examination of materials and experiments in the lab.  Hands on activities, problem solving activities, and math skills activities are used to increase student scientific knowledge.   Science Fair projects are required of each student 

Social Studies

The History Department at John Curtis Christian School provides the student with a comprehensive look into history, geography, and government.  Students are exposed to timelines, geographical maps, political maps, graphs, charts and political cartoons which allows for analytical thinking.  Social Studies Fair projects are required of each student

Computer Science

Student computers are used to supplement the curriculum and are equipped with Microsoft Office software and internet filters.  Students are taught how to use technology safely and effectively

Music, Art, and Drama

Students are exposed to art, music, and drama as we recognize the importance of the arts in young students.  The fine arts department provides a variety of programs that will enhance the student’s formal education

 

Field Trips

Community resources are used to aid in the development of the human personality.  Museums, industrial, banking, manufacturing, and transportation institutions are visited by the classes

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