We believe that students are created with varying gifts and needs. We also believe that God has made each person in His image with rational, emotional, and social abilities. The following programs are examples of how these beliefs have been integrated into our elementary curriculum.
In a developing global community, students need to be aware of the different cultures in God’s world. Reviews of current events plus our regular social studies curriculum, all help students develop a global perspective.
Current teaching methods and curriculum are consistently evaluated to provide the best opportunities for students to learn important mathematical skills. The ability to solve problems and to explain one’s thinking is emphasized. Small-group tutoring or work with a teacher assistant may be used to help students with special needs in math.
God speaks in His Word and has spoken in His creation. Science gives students the opportunity to see, study, and wonder as they view plants, sea life, or cells. Our classroom programs, as well as outdoor educational experiences, promote those opportunities. Each grade level has a particular science focus for the year, which is supported through the use of hands-on kits and classroom or homework projects.
Gym classes are an opportunity for students to care for their bodies and use their motor skills to interact with others in wholesome activities
U.V.C.S has a worship band that performs at the weekly chapel and for special events.
Weekly classes with an art specialist help students learn to see God’s creation in a whole new way. Various media such as drawing, painting, sculpture and photography are part of the adventure as the students explore the visual frontier.