Elementary School Curriculum

Overview

At Desert Chapel Christian School we have the privilege of providing an excellent education to your children. As a Christian school, we have the added benefit of being able to include God in all we do.

Our curriculum is focused on building a strong foundation in phonics, reading, writing, and arithmetic. Our standards and goals at each grade level meet and exceed currently established standards in California. We take advantage of the benefits of modern technology, but we also remain committed to the best practices of strong, traditional approaches to education.

We provide a well-rounded, Christ centered education for our students. At each grade level, students are challenged academically to “do better than they did yesterday” and reach their full potential. They are spiritually encouraged to grow in faith and love for Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

Our teachers are committed to excellence in education. They plan, implement, review, and revise constantly -- always looking for the best in the kids, and for the kids. We believe education should be purposeful, challenging, and enjoyable.

Classes

At the Kindergarten level, our students are studying the A Beka Curriculum along with some supplementation from Bob Jones Curriculum.
First grade focuses on the study of math, language, reading with a handbook, science based on God's creation, History, and Bible with take home Bible stories.
Second grade focuses on several areas of study including Mathematics, Reading, Spelling, English, Earth Science, American History, and Bible.
Third grade is a transitional year where students start to be graded on a regular A - F scale in preparation for the upper elementary grades.
In fourth grade, we study Arithmetic, Science, California History, Bible, English, Reading, Spelling and Handwriting.
In fifth grade, our subjects include Bible, Math, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, History (focused on American history and the 50 States), and Science.
All students participate in a weekly physical education class.