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Academics

Academics at The Academy


The academic program at The Academy strives for integration of curriculum, an overlap of all developmental areas and allows ample time for children to play.  As children play, they master motor development, learn and use language, develop social skills, think creatively and grow in cognitive knowledge.  This (un)curriculum is all about supporting child-led play and trusting children as capable and engaged learners.  Our goal is growth and mastery in the following domains/subjects:  Spiritual, socio-emotional, English language arts, Mathematics, science, history-social science, physical and fine arts.

The Academy offers the A Beka curriculum to our students. This curriculum was developed by Pensacola Christian Academy, one of America’s largest and most respected Christian day schools. The A Beka approach to Christian education keeps learning lively, interesting, and memorable. The materials reflect sensible theory that is firmly anchored to practical application. The purpose of this curriculum is to lead young children to Christ and train them in the Bible, Christian character, language and traditional subject matter. It will give our students a solid academic foundation while emphasizing Christian character and patriotism.

In addition to their curriculum, students engage in the following activities as part of their morning routine once a week:

// Chapel

Every Monday morning all students (2 years through Kindergarten) come together in the Church Sanctuary for a morning of Chapel services. During this time, the children will learn the teachings of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. The teachings are introduced in story form so it is more understandable to our young friends.

We sing songs and praise the Lord with all of the children and teachers. The teachers continue their worship in the classrooms by providing a set time in their daily lesson plans for “Bible Time”.

// Sign Language

Students learn basic sign language motions and songs from a special teacher who comes to their class each week. Class is fun and interactive, and the kids love to learn to communicate with their hands!

// Music

Our music teacher is full of energy and gets the children up and moving.  They explore sound through singing, moving, listening, and playing instruments.  The children perform twice a year for our Christmas program and Mother’s Day Tea.  

// Library

All Pre-K and Kindergarten classes go to the library for story time and students are able to check out books.  

// Computer Education/Technology

Students visit the computer lab, where they learn to effectively use a computer, mouse and headphones.  They explore educational games that build upon what they are learning in class.

// Spanish

Children learn basic Spanish such as colors, family, community helpers, body, seasons and holidays.  They also read stories and sing songs in Spanish.

// Christian Education

Our school incorporates recognition of our students’ unique attributes, physical wellbeing, and need for healthy social relationships. Weekly classes in Christian education are taught by the Christian Education teacher in Pre-K and Kindergarten. Students are exposed to the Bible as the history of the Judeo-Christian heritage, the teachings of Jesus as the basis of the Christian faith, the awareness of the needs of others, our relationship with God, and the concept of God’s unconditional love for each of us. Further, students learn about the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, justice, and compassion, as described in scripture. These values are discussed and related to current happenings in the students’ lives. Development of tolerance, personal integrity, self-esteem, good sportsmanship, and a respect for the rights and interests of others is considered essential to the growth process.

 

After school Activities


We offer afterschool activities to our students at an additional cost. Click here for more info & a sample schedule.

  • Golf
  • Cooking
  • Drums
  • Dance
  • Soccer