A Beka is the foundation of our Kindergarten curriculum. However, teachers are expected to enhance the curriculum with a variety of meaningful activities and projects. Because of our small class sizes and our high academic standards, we are able to focus on the whole child and expect our students to learn at a high level. It is vital that our teachers be well informed on current issues, research, and developments in the education world. Each teacher will know the academic and developmental milestones their students will be expected to achieve. Teachers will send home progress reports and report cards on a regular basis and offer two conferences a year so that we can better partner with you in your child’s development. The teachers administer the Stanford Achievement Test in May to help gauge the progress of each student. The test report, which we usually receive within six weeks, compares the students’ test results to other students around the nation. GCA students have repeatedly proven themselves to be above target level each year.
All aspects of teaching revolve around the Christian perspective. Jesus Christ is a the heart of all we do. Because we believe that if children are loved, they will learn, our passion is to share the love of Christ with our children and inspire a personal relationship with Him. Teachers conduct daily or weekly Bible lessons in their classrooms, and students and faculty worship together at a formal chapel on Wednesdays. During this time, children will have a chance to pray for each other, sing songs, and learn Bible stories. Chapel will also be a time of recognition where we honor students who have shown outstanding character to their peers and teachers.