Your child’s kindergarten year is an important year. This year begins their academic career. It is our privilege and blessing at Maryville Christian School to partner with parents. The kindergarten year should be a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical, and academic growth. Our program strives for just that. Psalm 139:14 states, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” During the kindergarten year, we see exactly that come to life.
In partnering with Maryville Christian School during your child’s kindergarten year, parents and teachers will work toward the following foundational goals: a Biblical worldview and principles to live life, a love of learning, and a solid academic foundation to build upon in preparation for first grade and beyond.
Our first goal is to foster your child’s natural curiosity about how to explain our world, relationships, and life, which begins with a Biblical perspective or worldview. Our kindergarten program offers daily Bible time, prayer, scripture memorization, application, and weekly chapel programs. Our entire academic curriculum is Biblically integrated.
In continuing the goal of fostering your child’s curiosity, our second goal is to add to and build upon their prior knowledge to grow a natural love for learning. When learning is nurtured in the early years, a lifelong love of learning follows as a child grows. Our program offers many opportunities to learn and explore, such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities, field trips, Spanish, music, specialized gym classes, computer, art, and library.
Lastly, our program is designed to allow for sufficient learning and academic skill development to help students progress to first grade. We offer a comprehensive and balanced language arts, reading, and math curriculum. We offer an introduction to science and social studies that is developmentally appropriate for kindergarten students. Both enrichment and intervention opportunities are offered to meet student’s differing needs.