K-5: Academics and Adventure!

St. John Lutheran School uses the abeka® curriculum with hands-on activities, experiments, field trips and real-world learning opportunities.

The abeka® Curriculum

The abeka® curriculum offers many benefits:

  • It’s structured on a Christian foundation.
  • It’s broad and will help your child build skills in a variety of subjects, from art to engineering.
  • It’s exciting and keeps children engaged and entertained using a variety of activities including coloring, singing, poetry, puppetry, and more!
  • It’s proven through research to be effective for children with all different learning styles and abilities.

 

Within the abeka® curriculum, there are three main focuses of learning:

  • Intellectual: The abeka® curriculum approaches learning from a practical, traditional approach and helps students develop on an intellectual level.
  • Moral: This curriculum will instill good character, teach students to display integrity and discern right from wrong, and provide them with a strong moral foundation.
  • Spiritual: St. John Lutheran School believes that spiritual growth comes by loving God with all one’s heart, soul, and mind and loving one’s neighbor as oneself. The abeka® curriculum reflects this core teaching of Christianity by incorporating scripture with modern examples of application.

Homeschool-Like Environment

At StJLC School you will often see students of different ages/grades sitting together on couches learning side by side, like you would see in a home.  Friendships are easily formed between children of different ages/grades just like siblings.  Teachers participate in each child’s education, not just the children in their class.  As you walk down the hall, visitors can feel the extended family culture.

Mixed Grade Classrooms

How often do people divide by age group in the real world? Not too often! Mixed-age classrooms better prepare children for the “real world,” in which they’ll interact with other people of a range of ages, experiences, and abilities.

Benefits of mixed grade classrooms include:

  • Increased social and emotional understanding
  • Collaborative and independent learning with greater ease
  • Positive peer interactions
  • Development of social, emotional, and verbal skills and self-esteem
  • Learning at their own pace
  • Improved student attitudes toward school and school work
  • Improved academic outcomes

Differential Learning

The teachers at StJLC personalize the learning for each individual student based on their interests, needs, and strengths.The curriculum and teaching styles employed at St. John Lutheran School accommodate students with disabilities with much success.