Children learn auditorally, visually, and kinesthetically, by listening, seeing, and doing. We follow the Iowa Core Standards using our chosen curricula and research-based delivery, which accommodates for the different ways in which children learn.
Reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and English language skills are all necessary parts of learning to read for meaning. A solid base of phonics and literature experiences begins in kindergarten. St. Paul’s will incorporate new reading workshop materials at various levels for all students this year.
Saxon Math is an integrated math program that constantly reviews previous learning. Manipulatives are used heavily in lower grades K-4, but they are a valuable teaching tool in all grades. Math facts and algorithms for +,-,x, / are key learning for more complicated concepts like fractions, functions, geometry, etc.
Social Studies and Science
Textbooks, as well as outside print and nonprint resources, online and print sources for research, projects, and experiments are used in these curricular areas. These, like all curriculum, are excellent opportunities to tie in Biblical history and truths.
Art, Music, P.E.
The arts and physical activity are key to keeping the mind engage and the body fit. Art, music (vocal and instrumental) are spread throughout the week to enrich the other areas of the curriculum.
Technology is a part of of our everyday lives. Students at St. Paul's use technology to support their studies. Technology is integrated into the curriculum as a teaching and learning tool. St. Paul's is equipped with a modern computer lab, LCD projectors in every classroom and wireless internet access to support online learning opportunities.