Elementary 1st - 5th Grades
The elementary years are filled with excitement, foundational academics and new opportunities to awaken key biblical truths in minds and hearts. Teachers and staff at Columbus Christian are passionate about guiding students during these important transitional years. With advancement, curriculum is expanded, extracurricular activities increase and a solid academic routine is established. Education is a lifelong process. CCS students intentionally encourage and support one another as they achieve these milestones together.
Elementary students attend Bible class daily where God and His Son, Jesus Christ are the focus. Students study big truths about God throughout the Old and New Testaments. Bible navigation, study and memory verses help plan deep truths about God, sin, salvation and service into these young hearts. Elementary students attend a weekly chapel service where they participate in corporate worship, teaching and spiritual encouragement.
Core Academic courses that meet Indiana Academic Standards are taught through the lens of a biblical worldview. This sets students on a path to recognizing God as the source of all skills and aptitude. Younger students benefit from strong phonetic reading and writing programs, science and social studies. Upper elementary students move forward in these subjects with expanding classes in language arts, history and science. All students use an incremental math curriculum which provides deep, long-term mastery of content and skills. Curriculum offerings are expanded as students advance to more rigorous academics through project based learning and participation in STEM.
Elementary students balance academics with further exploration of music, art, technology, library sciences and physical education. Music classes include basic musical theory along with several musical performances. A variety of art projects help stimulate creativity while building important understanding of processes and presentation. All students at Columbus Christian are introduced to the use of technology. Physical Education classes help students learn how to strengthen and care for the body God has given them.