Lake Worth Christian School is committed to Growing Christian Leaders already at the Kindergarten level. We recognize the need to nurture the whole child, combining academics with spiritual, emotional, and personal growth.
Our program strives to be personalized. This requires a delicate balance avoiding the extremes of either a lockstep-workbook or an individualistic child-determined approach. The personalized approach allows for group and individual learning, creativity, and purposeful teacher directed strategies, which bring out student strengths. This approach allows advanced students to progress while also meeting the needs of those who develop more slowly. Being part of an elementary and high school system, we pay careful attention to sequenced program development.
In an interdenominational setting, children are taught to apply traditional Biblically Christian values in our contemporary world, the children are taught by caring, certified, Christian teachers.
The Kindergarten program is a Christ-centered, developmentally based program that further develops each child's academic and social skills. A child must be 5 by September 1 to enter Kindergarten. The program emphasizes reading attack skills and continues to develop spoken vocabulary, and basic math concepts and computation. Specialists in music, Spanish, physical education, and library enhance their weekly program. Weekly field trips are taken to develop an understanding of their community.
Elementary Program (Grades 1 - 5)
Students in the Lake Worth Christian Elementary Program build on the foundation laid in the early childhood program. Emphasizing Christian values and principles, the elementary program continues growing Christian leaders. The academic programs are designed for the average to above average student with emphasis placed on a traditional approach to the various subject areas. Students are nurtured by caring, certified teachers in a loving atmosphere.
The standard curriculum includes Bible, Reading, Language Arts, Spelling, Penmanship, Math, Social Studies and Science. In Bible, emphasis is placed on the memorization of Scripture and on applying Biblical principles to everyday living. A strong phonetic program including oral reading and comprehension is emphasized in the lower elementary classes. Strong emphasis is placed on grammar skills in the upper elementary classes. Computational skills in math are drilled, including memorization of math tallies. Emphasis is also given to critical thinking skills. Study skills are taught in the upper elementary grades, particularly in the areas of social studies and science. Grades are based on homework, class work, group projects, reports, quizzes, and tests.
Specialists in a variety of areas enhance the elementary program as well. Music classes include singing and musical instruments. Lower elementary students use rhythm instruments, while upper elementary students learn to play the recorder and bells. Fifth grade students learn to play a band instrument. In Spanish, students continue to learn vocabulary and conversation skills. Physical education enhances fine motor skills and teaches good sportsmanship and skills for team sports. During library time, students are introduced to a variety of types of literature, research and library skills, and are encouraged to take books out to read. Computers are found in each of the classrooms. In the lower elementary classes, computers are used in centers, while in the upper elementary classes they enhance reading and other subject areas.
Extra-curricular events also augment the elementary program for students in the upper elementary grades. Academic contests are held in math, spelling, and social studies each year. During each quarter, a different sport is emphasized in an after-school intramural program for students in grades 4 and 5. All students participate in the science fair, social studies fair, and fine arts.