Christian School Curriculum Guide for Preschool (What Parents Can Expect Their Child to Be Learning)


As a parent, you may be looking for a Christian school curriculum guide for the preschool years. Preschool is a big step for your child. It’s often the first significant time they’ve spent in a classroom setting, and it will start preparing them for the years of school to come. You need to rest assured in knowing that your child is getting the best, most nurturing educational experience possible. Here are the key elements to expect out of your preschooler’s day:

Christian School Curriculum Guide

1. Motor skills development

A preschool curriculum will always include ample development of both fine (painting, drawing, building with blocks, etc.) and gross (running, jumping, climbing, etc.) motor skills. These skills are essential for your child’s overall development and should be incorporated into every part of the school day.

2. Social skills & emotional development

Educators will carefully shepherd students through healthy and appropriate social interaction with one another. This includes learning conflict resolution, sharing, empathy, and channeling big feelings into a healthy response.

3. Music and the arts

Students will learn and participate in painting, drawing, and craft projects. They will listen to music, sing, and experience different simple instruments. They will also be exposed to the dramatic arts,and can participate in activities like dress-up and make-believe play.

4. Academic readiness

Students will be encouraged to build skills in reading, math, writing, speaking, listening, and pattern recognition. All of these skills will prepare them for a more academically intensive format in the future. Preschoolers will receive an excellent foundation for kindergarten and beyond.

5. Self-reliance

Preschoolers will begin to learn self-reliance and independence by following directions, completing tasks, and engaging in independent unstructured play. Self-reliance can be taught in many facets throughout every school day.

6. The Bible

Preschoolers will receive ample, age-appropriate Bible education during the school day. They will begin to set a foundational knowledge of God’s love and compassion for them, for others, and for the world at large.

To learn more about Fredericksburg Christian Academy’s preschool, check out our preschool page. We would love to have you visit and meet our amazing teachers!

High School Curriculum Guide


FREDERICKSBURG CHRISTIAN

HIGH SCHOOL

2017-18

Academic Handbook and High School Curriculum Guide

The purpose of this handbook and high school curriculum guide is to describe in general terms the courses taught at Fredericksburg Christian High School. Students, in conjunction with their parents, should select courses of study that will prepare them for the future.

The handbook covers all of the essential information that you will need to have a positive experience at Fredericksburg Christian School.  In addition to specific class offerings, the handbook covers the many additional opportunities available to further prepare them for their future. High school students can earn additional high school or college credits through a variety of independent study, work-study programs, or dual enrollment programs. These programs of study are available with the recommendation of the guidance counselor, principal or teacher. These programs work best for students who can work well on their own, or who have particular vocational interests and abilities. These programs of study must be coordinated through the Guidance Office.

Information about the advanced placement program is also included in the handbook.  Advanced placement courses give qualified students the opportunity to do college-level work while still in high school. These courses are available to students who meet the following requirements: recommendations from previous teachers, qualifying PSAT scores, and a high motivation level. Upon completion of an AP course, students take a nationally administered examination in May. Based on their score, students may receive college credit or advanced standing for each course taken.

We encourage you to follow the scriptural admonition to be good and faithful stewards of your time and talents for the Lord. As you select courses outlined in this handbook, please consider taking upon yourself the responsibility for continuing your spiritual and intellectual growth.

Pre-K4 Curriculum Guide


Pre-K4 Curriculum Guide Offers More than Motor Skills

This pre-k4 curriculum guide provides an overview of the opportunities each student will have during their time in the Pre-K4 program at Fredericksburg Christian School. Our curriculum is designed specifically for young learners, helping to keep them actively involved throughout the learning process, while also focusing on their individual needs.
Theme based instruction and Bible based curriculum, allows for the combination of a hands-on approach through daily teaching and learning centers.
Teachers work to build an early foundation within the Word of God and Christian concepts, helping each student, build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our Preschool staff is committed to providing a loving and nurturing educational program for every student. We hope the following information is helpful in answering your questions.

A Bible Based Education beginning in Pre-K4

Parents and families are welcome to join chapel whenever possible. Classes take turns sharing a song at chapel and students are awarded chapel awards.
The Bible based curriculum uses age appropriate examples of Biblical truths. Character qualities are integrated into the daily activities and lessons. Each weekly lesson includes a Bible verse that supports the Biblical principles.

Topics in the Pre-K4 Curriculum Guide include:

  • The Wordless Book
  • Creation
  • God Helps Me Grow
  • God Gives Me Helpers
  • God’s Promises for Me
  • Heroes of the Bible
  • Old and New Testament stories
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Easter

Skill Building at with Fredericksburg Christian

Fine Motor Skills – In class development of motor skills includes holding a pencil, using scissors, crayons, and glue.
Gross Motor Skills – Opportunities to improve motor skills include balancing, galloping, and skipping.
Practical Skills – These skills include learning how to say first and last names as well as current age.
Social/Emotional Skills – Through teacher guided instruction and example the students are taught appropriate social and emotional skills, such as respect, feelings, and good self-image.
Listening Skills – Classroom interaction, strengthens listening skills and extends attention span responding to questions about stories.
Self-Reliance Skills – Through teacher-guided instruction the students will be encouraged to become more independent.
Speaking Skills – At circle time, story time and with teacher and peer interaction the student will be encouraged to wait for a turn, use sentences, and speak clearly.
Math Readiness – The curriculum provides instruction and practice of math readiness skills including learning numbers, categorizing objects, and rote counting.
Reading Readiness – The reading curriculum is based on a phonemic and phonics approach. The children receive instruction and practice readiness skills to prepare them to be readers.
Work Habits – Through teacher observation the students are evaluated on the development of appropriate work habits.  Following directions, working in small groups, and not disrupting class are all learned within the program.

 

Field trips and special events are used as part of our curriculum and are coordinated with the current units being studied in class.  For fall unit students visit the pumpkin patch and for Fire Safety Month students visit the local fire station. Students visit the Bug Box for the insect unit, and for a mission unit’s students will visit nursing homes.
Special Events offer exciting activities including grandparent’s day, Christmas chapel, and a family picnic.

Learn more about the Pre-K4 Curriculum and Program at Fredericksburg Christian School

Fredericksburg Christian Schools is dedicated to providing the best Bible based preschool program for your student. Interested in learning more about this Pre-K4 program in Fredericksburg, VA? With two preschool locations in Fredericksburg and Stafford, we welcome you and your family to visit.  Please give our admission office a call at (540) 373-5355 to learn more or set up a tour.




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Third Grade Curriculum Guide


Third Grade Learning Experiences

Fredericksburg Christian School is focused on our mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders, we strive to offer them the best academic program possible in keeping with God’s excellent character and expectations. This curriculum guide is intended to provide an overview of the program at each grade level in order for you to understand what students are taught each year at FCS.

As part of our partnership with parents, we desire for you to be informed and involved in your child’s education. We hope that this information is helpful. You are encouraged to talk with the school’s principal or a teacher of a particular grade level for more information.

Curriculum Design

A biblical worldview integration is an important component of the curriculum at FCS. We desire for our students to view every subject area as a way to better know the character of God and learn more about His creation, moral order and purpose for our lives. Both Christian and secular textbooks are used to develop students in a biblical worldview and teach them wisdom, discernment and critical thinking in all things.

Ultimately, the quality of our curriculum rests in the skillful hands of teachers and is an outgrowth of their commitment to Christian education and excellence in academics.  We have an incredible calling to point to Christ in every area, including our school curriculum. Our areas of study include;

A Christian Education in Third Grade

We are committed to the study of God’s Word in all our subjects and its application to our lives as the foundation for living a joyful, victorious Christian life. Daily Bible class is an essential part of spiritual development at FCS. We ultimately desire that every student discovers and strengthens a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and develops a biblical worldview.

Students read and study the Bible, sing Bible songs, memorize Scripture verses and discuss Christian character and missions.

Topics studied during Bible class include:

  • Samuel
  • David
  • Elijah
  • Elisha
  • Esther
  • Daniel
  • Parables
  • Life of Christ
  • Christian Heroes

Core Classes

  • Language Arts
    • Language arts is a foundational subject area, and we commit considerable time and attention to it on a daily basis. Third grade students, with their mastery of phonics and independent reading ability, begin to apply their reading skills in every subject area. Students also maintain their reading skills and explore literary concepts through a class reading and study of The Courage of Sarah Noble, Encyclopedia Brown, Mystery in the Amazon Rainforest, Pocahontas and the Strangers, and Charlotte’s Web. Students complete their first independent book report in third grade.
    • In English, students thoroughly study the structure of sentences, including parts of speech, types of sentences, vocabulary, grammar, usage and mechanics. Opportunities are given regularly for students to write about a variety of topics and experience the complete writing process.
    • Spelling words are learned on a weekly basis, and students are given the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Spelling Bee every year. Handwriting (cursive) is also taught and emphasized daily.
  • Social Studies
    • History, geography, culture, economics, and current events are the foundation of the Social Studies program where students learn about God’s providence in His world. Third grade topics of study include the Constitution, early presidents, Jefferson and moving West, the War of 1812, American democracy and the Civil War. The continent study is South America.
  • Science
    • The basic principles of the scientific method are illustrated during the year. Third graders specifically study several topics including the nervous system, simple and compound machines, plants, ecosystems, vertebrates and invertebrates.
  • Mathematics
    • Third grade emphasis is placed in several key areas: addition and subtraction, data, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, area and perimeter, and shapes.

Extracurricular

  • Physical Education
    • In Physical Education class, offered twice each week, students learn to appreciate the abilities of the human body and are taught how to care for their bodies. Students also learn and practice skills in a variety of team, individual and lifetime sports.
  • Fine Arts
    • Music and art are held once a week as a way to explore foundational elements of each unique art.  Music teaches skills in the areas of rhythm, melody, tone color, form, style and harmony. Students apply previously learned music skills as they learn to play the recorder. Art works to progress students in line, shape, space, texture and color. Highlighting each student’s work at the end of the year is a Visual Arts Festival.
  • Library
    • Students attend weekly library class where they develop in literary topics such as the parts of a book, authors and illustrators, listening skills, genres, research skills and overall literature appreciation. It also provides them the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the library and gain responsibility through returning and checking out books.
  • Computer
    • Students receive training in hardware and technology basics, digital citizenship, research skills, word processing and presentation application. They explore various venues that are available to create digital projects and the methods they practice are used the classroom to enhance the learning of curriculum. They train and practice using digital resources safely, ethically, and morally to impact our world for Jesus Christ.
  • Field Trips and Special Events
  • Field trips and special events are also a major part of our curriculum and are coordinated with the current curriculum units.  These include Charlotte’s Web Day, ACSI Spelling Bee and Math Olympics, Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Visual Arts Festival, Stratford Hall field trip, Fredericksburg Battlefield field trip, Science Museum of Virginia field trip and Field Day.

All parents are welcome to attend our chapels for worship and sharing about God’s Word and its application to our lives.

Learn more about our Third Grade program at Fredericksburg Christian School

If you’re looking to introduce your student to a bible based education, we believe this is the place for you.  Learn more about Fredericksburg Christian School and their elementary school today!  Give us a call at (540) 373-5355.

Sixth Grade Curriculum Guide


Sixth Grade Educational Pathway at FCS

At Fredericksburg Christian School, we are serious about curriculum. If we are to stay focused on our mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders, it is vital that we offer them the best academic program possible in keeping with God’s excellent character and expectations. This curriculum guide provides an overview of the program at the sixth grade level in order for you to understand what students are taught each year at FCS.

As part of our partnership with parents, we desire for you to be informed and involved in your child’s education. We hope that this information is helpful. You are encouraged to talk with the school’s principal or a teacher of a particular grade level for more information.

Curriculum Design

One of the most important components of the curriculum at FCS is the integration of a biblical worldview. Our desire is for students to view every subject area as a way to better know the character of God and learn more about His creation, mankind, moral order and purpose for our lives. Both Christian and secular textbooks are used to develop in students a biblical worldview and teach them wisdom, discernment and critical thinking in all things.

Ultimately, the quality of our curriculum rests in the skillful hands of teachers and is an outgrowth of their commitment to Christian education and excellence in academics. Luke 6:40 says that one who is fully trained will be like his teacher; this is a sobering challenge for every teacher and reminds us of our incredible calling to point to Christ in every area, including our school curriculum.

Our areas of study include:

A Christian Education in Sixth Grade

We are committed to the study of God’s Word in all our subjects and its application to our lives as the foundation for living a joyful, victorious Christian life. Daily Bible class is an important part of spiritual development at FCS. We ultimately desire that every student discover and strengthen a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and develop a biblical worldview.

At the sixth grade level, students participate in a survey of the Old Testament and discover the themes and characters of the Old Testament.

All parents are welcome to attend our weekly chapels for worship and sharing about God’s Word and its application to our lives.

Core Classes

  • Language Arts
    • Students thoroughly study the structure of sentences including parts of speech, types of sentences, vocabulary, grammar, usage and mechanics. Opportunities are given regularly to write about a variety of topics and improve students’ ability to communicate with words. Effective paragraph writing and research skills are emphasized and often integrated with other subject areas.
    • A variety of literature is read and utilized to develop increased literacy, comprehension and critical thinking skills. The sixth grade studies literary concepts through such novels as Tuck Everlasting, Prince Caspian, and A Christmas Carol.
    • Spelling and vocabulary development are integrated with the study of literature. Greek and Latin roots and their application to word spellings and meanings are studied in sixth and seventh grades. Basic MLA Format is taught consistently in various subjects.
  • History
    • During the middle school years students embark on a chronological study of history in order to recognize God’s providence and sovereignty in world events. Students begin with ancient world history in sixth grade using Bob Jones Heritage Studies. Geography and current events concepts are integrated throughout the year.
  • Science
    • Students explore a variety of topics from the life, earth and physical sciences using Bob Jones curriculum. Creation is taught in accordance with the account in Genesis, and other issues in science are studied in light of biblical principles. Hands-on learning opportunities and emphasis on the Scientific Method are a regular part of science class.
  • Mathematics
    • The study of mathematics provides unique opportunities to learn about God’s orderliness, precision, unchangeableness and absolute truthfulness. Emphasis is placed in several key strands: numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, patterns, algebra and functions, statistics, data analysis and probability, problem solving, communication, mathematical reasoning, and connections. Yearly participation in the ACSI Math Olympics allows an opportunity for students in third through eighth grades to compete with students in other Christian schools and challenge themselves to grow in their math ability. Students in sixth grade use the McDougal Littell curriculum.

Extracurricular

  • Physical Education
    • Students attend Physical Education class for half the year. They learn to appreciate the amazing abilities of the human body and are taught the importance of care of the body. Students also learn and practice skills in a variety of team, individual and lifetime sports.
  • Band and Orchestra
    • The main emphasis of the instrumental program at FCS is to provide a medium through which musicianship and social skills can be formed through a well-rounded music education. This full-year class encompasses a basic knowledge of music history and music theory in addition to technical and expressive skill in the student’s respective instrument. Other benefits of the program include the pride of accomplishment, self-discipline, leadership and morale. Students may participate in the 6th Grade Band or 6th Grade Orchestra. Concert performances, competitive festivals and other opportunities to share and grow in musical ability are experienced throughout the year.
  • Art
    • Students attend art class for one quarter and explore the foundational elements of line, shape, space, texture and color. An annual Visual Arts Festival highlights each student’s artwork.
  • Choir
    • Choir for middle school students is an opportunity to develop their musical talents and honor the Lord by sharing them with others. Students in choir meet every day to explore basic techniques of singing and vocal production, expand their score reading skills and understanding of musical elements, develop personal vocal range, tone, control and listening skills, and perform a variety of types of music. The choir performs concerts, competes in festivals and sings in other venues during the year.
  • Computer Class
    • Students attend computer class for a portion of the year and use a variety of programs to complete projects in technology basics, digital citizenship, presentations, and word processing. Students also continue keyboarding which includes learning correct fingering and daily practice to improve proficiency.

 

Learn more about our Sixth Grade program at Fredericksburg Christian School

If you are interested in learning more about a biblically-based education in northern Virginia, where students can live their faith while growing in their education, give us a call at (540) 373-5355.

 

Seventh Grade Curriculum Guide


An Effective Seventh Grade Educational Pathway

At Fredericksburg Christian School, our mission is to train the next generation of Christian leaders, therefore it is vital that we offer them the best academic program possible in keeping with God’s excellent character and expectations. This curriculum guide is intended to provide an overview of the program at each grade level in order for you to understand what students are taught each year at FCS.

As part of our partnership with parents, we desire for you to be informed and involved in your child’s education. You are encouraged to talk with the school’s principal or a teacher of a particular grade level for more in- formation.

Curriculum Design

Authentic biblical worldview integration is central to the curriculum at FCS. Our desire is for students to view every subject area as a way to better know the character of God and learn more about His creation, mankind, moral order and purpose for our lives. Both Christian and secular textbooks are used to develop in students a biblical worldview and teach them wisdom, discernment and critical thinking in all things.

Ultimately, the quality of our curriculum rests in the skillful hands of teachers and is an outgrowth of their commitment to Christian education and excellence in academics. Luke 6:40 says that one who is fully trained will be like his teacher; this is a sobering challenge for every teacher and reminds us of our incredible calling to point to Christ in every area, including our school curriculum.

Our areas of study include:

A Christian Education in Seventh Grade

We are committed to the study of God’s Word in all our subjects and its application to our lives as the foundation for living a joyful, victorious Christian life. Daily Bible class is an important part of spiritual development at FCS. We ultimately desire that every student discover and strengthen a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and develop a biblical worldview.

At the seventh grade level, students participate in a survey of the New Testament and discover the themes and characters of the New Testament.

All parents are welcome to attend our weekly chapels for worship and sharing about God’s Word and its application to our lives.

Core Classes

  • Language Arts
    • Students thoroughly study the structure of sentences including parts of speech, types of sentences, grammar, usage and mechanics. Opportunities are given regularly to write about a variety of topics and improve students’ ability to communicate with words. Effective paragraph writing and research skills are emphasized and often integrated with other subject areas.
    • A variety of literature is read and utilized to develop increased literacy, comprehension and critical thinking skills. Literature concepts studied and novels read at the seventh grade level include The 21 Balloons, short stories, poetry, Shakespeare, and Through the Gates of Splendor and Early Thunder.
    • Spelling and vocabulary development are integrated with the study of literature. Greek and Latin roots and their application to word spellings and meanings are studied in sixth and seventh grades.
    • Students are also given the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Spelling Bee and Creative Writing Festival every year.
  • History
    • During seventh grade students complete a chronological study of world history using Bob Jones Heritage Studies in order to recognize God’s providence and sovereignty in world events. Geography and current events concepts are integrated throughout the year.
  • Science
    • Students explore a variety of life science topics using Bob Jones curriculum. Creation is taught in accordance with the account in Genesis, and other issues in science are studied in light of biblical principles. Hands-on learning opportunities and emphasis on the Scientific Method are a regular part of science class.
  • Mathematics
    • The study of mathematics provides unique opportunities to learn about God’s orderliness, precision, unchangeableness and absolute truthfulness. Emphasis is placed in several key strands: numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, patterns, algebra and functions, statistics, data analysis and probability, problem solving, communication, mathematical reasoning, and connections. Yearly participation in the ACSI Math Olympics allows an opportunity for students in third through eighth grades to compete with students in other Christian schools and challenge themselves to grow in their math ability. Students in seventh grade use the McDougal Littell curriculum.

Extracurricular

  • Physical Education
    • Students attend Physical Education class for half the year. They learn to appreciate the amazing abilities of the human body and are taught the importance of care of the body. Students also learn and practice skills in a variety of team, individual and lifetime sports.
  • Band and Orchestra
    • The main emphasis of the instrumental program at FCS is to provide a medium through which musicianship and social skills can be formed through a well-rounded music education. This encompasses a basic knowledge of music history and music theory in addition to technical and expressive skill in the student’s respective instrument, while participating in various concert performances and competitive festivals throughout the year.
    • Students with knowledge and experience in a musical instrument may participate in the Middle School Orchestra or the Middle School Band.
  • Art
    • Students can attend art class for either a portion of the year or the full-year. They explore the foundational elements of line, shape, space, texture and color. An annual Visual Arts Festival highlights each student’s artwork.
  • Choir
    • Choir for middle school students is an opportunity to develop their musical talents and honor the Lord by sharing them with others. Students in choir meet every day to explore basic techniques of singing and vocal production, expand their score reading skills and understanding of musical elements, develop personal vocal range, tone, control and listening skills, and perform a variety of types of music. The choir performs concerts, competes in festivals and sings in other venues throughout the year.
  • Computer Class
    • Students attend computer class for a portion of the year and use a variety of programs to complete projects in technology basics, digital citizenship, presentations, and word processing. Students also continue keyboarding which includes learning correct fingering and daily practice to improve proficiency.
  • Foreign Language
    • Students have the opportunity to attend foreign language classes. Students learn basic vocabulary words and phrases in a semester each of Introduction to French and Introduction to Spanish.

 

 

Learn more about our Seventh Grade program at Fredericksburg Christian School

If you are interested in learning more about a biblically-based education in northern Virginia, where students can live their faith while growing in their education, give us a call at (540) 373-5355.

 

Kindergarten Curriculum Guide


Kindergarten Experiences and Education

This curriculum guide is intended to provide an overview of the program at each grade level in order for you to understand what students are taught each year at FCS. We are serious about curriculum at Fredericksburg Christian School! If we are to stay focused on our mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders, it is vital that we offer them the best academic program possible in keeping with God’s excellent character and expectations. As part of our partnership with parents, we desire for you to be informed and involved in your child’s education. We hope that this information is helpful. You are encouraged to talk with the school’s principal or a teacher of a particular grade level for more information.

Curriculum Design

Authentic biblical worldview integration is an important component of the curriculum at FCS. Our desire is for students to view every subject area as a way to better know the character of God and learn more about His creation, mankind, moral order and purpose for our lives. Both Christian and secular textbooks are used to develop in students a biblical worldview and teach them wisdom, discernment and critical thinking in all things. Areas of study include;

A Christian Education in Kindergarten

We are committed to the study of God’s Word in all our subjects and its application to our lives as the foundation for living a joyful, victorious Christian life. Daily Bible class is an important part of spiritual development at FCS. We ultimately desire that every student discovers and strengthens a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and develops a biblical worldview.

Students read and study the Bible, sing Bible songs, memorize Scripture verses and discuss Christian character and missions.

Topics studied during Bible class include:

  • Gospel message through the Wordless book
  • Creation
  • Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua
  • Life of Christ
  • Paul
  • Missionary stories

Core Classes

  • Language Arts
    • Kindergarten begins the year with practice in listening, rhyming and sentence concepts. Students are then exposed to new letters and sounds every week and learn how to recognize, write, sound out and blend with other letters in order to read and write words. Students practice reading skills in small groups during the second part of the year. Vocabulary-building and comprehension skills are integrated throughout the program.
    • Daily objectives and activities are designed to give students opportunities to practice reading, speaking and writing in order to become effective communicators.
  • Social Studies
    • Students study foundational concepts in American culture, including Pilgrims and Native Americans, Patriotic figures, community helpers, and geography and maps skills. The continent study is Australia.
  • Science
    • The study of God’s world through science is exciting and full of opportunities for us to know our Creator and Lord.  Units studied include light; matter; the underground; plants; sun, moon and stars; animals; nutrition; senses; and care of the body.
  • Mathematics
    • Students learn about the following concepts using Addison-Wesley Mathematics: position and sorting, graphing and patterns, numbers and number patterns through 100, measurement, time and money, geometry and fractions, and basic addition and subtraction.

Extracurricular

  • Physical Education
    • Offered twice each week, students learn to appreciate the amazing abilities of the human body and are taught the importance of caring for the body. Also, students build skills in team and individual sports.
  • Fine Arts
    • Including music and art, our fine arts programs are held weekly. Music builds skills in the areas of rhythm, melody, tone color and harmony.  Art students develop the foundational elements of line, shape, space, texture and color.
  • Library
    • Students attend weekly library class where they learn how to use a library as well as explore many literary topics such as the parts of a book, authors and illustrators, listening skills, genres, research skills and overall literature appreciation.
  • Computer
    • Students receive training in hardware and technology basics, digital citizenship, research skills, word processing and presentation application. They explore various venues that are available to create digital projects and the methods they practice are used the classroom to enhance the learning of curriculum. Students train and practice using digital resources safely, ethically, and morally to impact our world for Jesus Christ.
  • Field Trips and Special Events
    • Field trips and special events are also a major part of our curriculum and are coordinated with the current curriculum units.  These include Visual Arts Festival, Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Field Day, and Flat Stanley projects.  Field trips includes Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and the fire station.

All parents are welcome to attend our chapels for worship and sharing about God’s Word and its application to our lives.

Interested in learning more the best kindergarten program in Fredericksburg, VA? Fredericksburg Christian School is the place for you, providing the best bible based education for every age.  Give us a call at (540) 373-5355 to learn more.

Second Grade Curriculum Guide


Education for Second Grade

We are serious about curriculum at Fredericksburg Christian School! If we are to stay focused on our mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders, it is vital that we offer them the best academic program possible in keeping with God’s excellent character and expectations. This curriculum guide is intended to provide an overview of the program at each grade level in order for you to understand what students are taught each year at FCS.

As part of our partnership with parents, we desire for you to be informed and involved in your child’s education. We hope that this information is helpful. You are encouraged to talk with the school’s principal or a teacher of a particular grade level for more information.

Curriculum Design

A biblical worldview integration is an important component of the curriculum at FCS. Our desire is for students to view every subject area as a way to better know the character of God and learn more about His creation, mankind, moral order and purpose for our lives. Both Christian and secular textbooks are used to develop students in a biblical worldview and teach them wisdom, discernment and critical thinking in all things. Ultimately, the quality of our curriculum rests in the skillful hands of teachers and is an outgrowth of their commitment to Christian education and excellence in academics. Areas of study include:

A Christian Education in Second Grade

We are committed to the study of God’s Word in all our subjects and its application to our lives as the foundation for living a joyful, victorious Christian life. Daily Bible class is an essential part of spiritual development at FCS. We ultimately desire that every student discovers and strengthens a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and develops a biblical worldview.

Students read and study the Bible, sing Bible songs, memorize Scripture verses and discuss Christian character and missions.

Topics studied during Bible class include:

  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • Jonah
  • Life of Paul
  • Life of Christ
  • Study of Prayer
  • Books of the Bible
  • Missionaries

Core Classes

  • Language Arts
    • Language arts is a foundational subject area, and we commit considerable time and attention to it on a daily basis. A review of phonics as a key to sounding out and reading words is completed in second grade. Students practice reading skills in small groups throughout the year, and vocabulary-building and comprehension skills are integrated throughout the program. Novels are read during the year and used to teach foundational literary concepts.
    • In English, students thoroughly study the structure of sentences, including parts of speech, types of sentences, vocabulary, grammar, usage and mechanics. Opportunities are given regularly for students to write about a variety of topics and experience the complete writing process.
    • Spelling words are learned on a weekly basis, and students are given the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Spelling Bee every year. Handwriting, manuscript and cursive, is also taught and emphasized daily.
  • Social Studies
    • History, geography, culture, economics, and current events are the foundation of the Social Studies program where students learn about God’s providence in His world. Second grade topics of study include exploring our past; the New England, Southern, and Middle colonies; the Revolutionary War; the early nation; and patriotism. The continent study is Asia.
  • Science
    • The basic principles of the scientific method are illustrated during the year. Second graders specifically study several topics including insects; rainforests; personal health and nutrition; gravity, force, and friction; solar system and Arctic regions.
  • Mathematics
    • Second grade emphasis is placed in several key areas: addition and subtraction, numbers and place value, measurement, data analysis, time, money, and geometry.

Extracurricular

  • Physical Education
    • In Physical Education class, offered twice each week, students learn to appreciate the abilities of the human body and are taught the importance of caring for their bodies. Students also learn and practice skills in a variety of team, individual and lifetime sports.
  • Fine Arts
    • Music and art are held once a week as a way to explore foundational elements of each unique art.  Music develops rhythm, melody, tone, style and harmony. Art works to progress students in line, shape, space, texture and color.
  • Library
    • Students attend weekly library class where they develop in literary topics such as the parts of a book, authors and illustrators, listening skills, genres, research skills and overall literature appreciation. It also provides them the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the library and gain responsibility through returning and checking out books.
  • Computer
    • Students receive training in hardware and technology basics, digital citizenship, research skills, word processing and presentation application. They explore various venues that are available to create digital projects and the methods they practice are used the classroom to enhance the learning of curriculum. They train and practice using digital resources safely, ethically, and morally to impact our world for Jesus Christ.
  • Field Trips and Special Events
  • Field trips and special events are also a major part of our curriculum and are coordinated with the current curriculum units.  These include a zoo field trip, ACSI Spelling Bee, Visual Arts Festival, Colonial activities, Field Day, and Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day.

All parents are welcome to attend our chapels for worship and sharing about God’s Word and its application to our lives.

Learn more about our Second Grade program at Fredericksburg Christian School.

Ready to learn more about Fredericksburg Christian School and their second grade program? If you’re looking to introduce your student to a bible based education, we believe this is the place for you.  Give us a call at (540) 373-5355 to learn more.

Fourth Grade Curriculum Guide


The Fourth Grade Journey

We are serious about curriculum at Fredericksburg Christian School! We stay focused on our mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders. For us, it is vital that we offer them the best academic program possible in keeping with God’s excellent character and expectations. This curriculum guide provides an overview of the program at each grade level in order for you to understand what students are taught each year at FCS.

As part of our partnership with parents, we strive to keep you informed and involved in your child’s education. We hope that this information is helpful. You are encouraged to talk with the school’s principal or a teacher of a particular grade level for more information.

Curriculum Design

A biblical worldview integration is an important component of the curriculum at FCS. We help our students to view every subject area as a way to better know the character of God and learn more about His creation, moral order and purpose for our lives. Both Christian and secular textbooks are used to develop students biblical worldview and teach them wisdom, discernment and critical thinking in all things.

Ultimately, the quality of our curriculum rests in the skillful hands of teachers and is an outgrowth of their commitment to Christian education and excellence in academics.  We have an incredible calling to point to Christ in every area, including our school curriculum.

Our areas of study include:

A Christian Education in Fourth Grade

We are committed to the study of God’s Word in all our subjects and its application to our lives as the foundation for living a joyful, victorious Christian life. Daily Bible class is an essential part of spiritual development at FCS. We ultimately desire that every student discovers and strengthens a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and develops a biblical worldview.

Students read and study the Bible, sing Bible songs, memorize Scripture verses and discuss Christian character and missions.

Topics studied during Bible class include:

  • Gospel message through Wordless book
  • Attributes of God
  • Bible study and prayer
  • Faithfulness
  • Contentment
  • Love
  • Easter and Christmas
  • Christ and His people
  • Eternal promises

Core Classes

  • Language Arts
    • Students maintain their reading skills and explore literary concepts through a class reading and study of Cricket in Times Square, Farmer Boy, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The Magician’s Nephew, McBroom’s Wonderful One Acre Farm, and Where the Red Fern Grows. Vocabulary-building and comprehension skills are integrated throughout the program. Book reports in a variety of formats and literary genres are completed throughout the year.
    • In English, students thoroughly study the structure of sentences including parts of speech, types of sentences, vocabulary, grammar, usage and mechanics. Opportunities are given regularly for students to write about a variety of topics and experience the complete writing process.
    • Spelling words are learned on a weekly basis, and students are given the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Spelling Bee every year. Handwriting (cursive) is also taught and emphasized daily.
  • Social Studies
    • History, geography, culture, economics, and current events are the foundation of the Social Studies program where students learn about God’s providence in His world. Fourth grade topics of study include VA history, rebuilding the nation, the Wild West, the growth of cities, American expansion, and problems and progress.
  • Science
    • The basic principles of the scientific method are illustrated during the year. Fourth graders specifically study several areas including insects & spiders, forces & machines, electricity & magnetism, water & oceans, the moon, and Earth’s resources.
  • Mathematics
    • Emphasis in fourth grade is placed in several key areas: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, geometry, measurement, perimeter and area.

Extracurricular

  • Physical Education
    • In Physical Education class, offered twice each week, students learn to appreciate the abilities of the human body and learn how to care for their bodies. Students also learn and practice skills in a variety of team, individual and lifetime sports.
  • Fine Arts
    • Music and art allow students to explore foundational elements of each unique art.  Music teaches skills in the areas of rhythm, melody, tone color, form, style and harmony. Art works to progress students in line, shape, space, texture and color. Highlighting each student’s work at the end of the year is a Visual Arts Festival.
  • Library
    • Students attend weekly library class where they develop in literary topics such as the parts of a book, authors and illustrators, listening skills, genres, research skills and overall literature appreciation. It also provides them the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the library and gain responsibility through returning and checking out books.
  • Computer
    • Students receive training in hardware and technology basics, digital citizenship, research skills, word processing and presentation application. They explore various venues that are available to create digital projects and the methods they practice are used the classroom to enhance the learning of curriculum. They train and practice using digital resources safely, ethically, and morally to impact our world for Jesus Christ. Fourth graders also learn keyboarding skills.
  • Field Trips and Special Events
  • Field trips and special events are also a major part of our curriculum and are coordinated with the current curriculum units.  These include a VA Capitol Building tour; Port Royal One-Room Schoolhouse field trip; downtown Fredericksburg field trip, ACSI Spelling Bee, Creative Writing Festival, and Math Olympics; National Geographic Bee; Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Visual Arts Festival and Field Day.

All parents are welcome to attend our chapels for worship and sharing about God’s Word and its application to our lives.

Learn more about our Fourth Grade program at Fredericksburg Christian School

Introduce your student to a bible based education, where they can live their faith while growing in their education. Learn more about Fredericksburg Christian School and our elementary school today!  Give us a call at (540) 373-5355 to learn more.

First Grade Curriculum Guide


The First Grade Year

We are focused on our mission of training the next generation of Christian leaders and we know it is vital that we offer them the best academic program possible in keeping with God’s excellent character and expectations. This guide is intended to provide an overview of the curriculum at the first grade level in order for you to understand what students are taught during this year at FCS.

As part of our partnership with parents, we desire for you to be informed and involved in your child’s education. We hope that this information is helpful. You are encouraged to talk with the school’s principal or a first grade teacher for more information.

Curriculum Design

A biblical worldview integration is an important component of the curriculum at FCS. Our desire is for students to view every subject area as a way to better know the character of God and learn more about His creation, mankind, moral order and purpose for our lives. Both Christian and secular textbooks are used to develop in students a biblical worldview and teach them wisdom, discernment and critical thinking in all things. Areas of study include;

A Christian Education in First Grade

We are committed to the study of God’s Word in all our subjects and its application to our lives as the foundation for living a joyful, victorious Christian life. Daily Bible class is an essential part of spiritual development at FCS. We ultimately desire that every student discovers and strengthens a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and develops a biblical worldview.

Students read and study the Bible, sing Bible songs, memorize Scripture verses and discuss Christian character and missions.

Topics studied in Bible class include:

  • Gospel message through the Wordless Book
  • Patriarchs
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Life of Christ
  • Forgiveness: Whiter Than Snow

Core Classes

  • Language Arts
    • At the first grade level, students learn phonics as a key to sounding out and reading words. Students practice reading skills in small groups throughout the year, along with vocabulary-building and comprehension skills.
    • In English, students study the structure of sentences including parts of speech, types of sentences, vocabulary, grammar, usage and mechanics. Opportunities are given regularly for students to write about a variety of topics and experience the complete writing process.
    • Spelling words are learned on a weekly basis, and students are given the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Spelling Bee every year. Handwriting is also taught and emphasized daily.
  • Social Studies
    • History, geography, culture, economics, and current events are the foundation of the Social Studies program where students learn about God’s providence in His world. First grade topics of study include My Family, Community, State and Country; Christopher Columbus; Native Americans; Jamestown and Plymouth. The continent study is Africa.
  • Science
    • The basic principles of the scientific method are illustrated during the year. First graders specifically study several subjects including tame & wild animals, air & weather, magnets, simple machines, sound, and teeth.
  •  Mathematics
    • First grade emphasis is placed in several key area: addition and subtraction, numbers and place value, measurement, data analysis, time, money, and geometry.

Extracurricular

  •  Physical Education
    • In Physical Education class, offered twice each week, students learn to appreciate the abilities of the human body and are taught the importance of care of the body. Students also learn and practice skills in a variety of team, individual and lifetime sports.
  • Fine Arts
    • Music and art are held once a week as a way to explore foundational elements of each unique art.  Music develops rhythm, melody, tone, style and harmony. Art works to progress students in line, shape, space, texture and color.
  • Library
    • Students attend weekly library class where they explore literary topics such as the parts of a book, authors and illustrators, listening skills, genres, research skills and overall literature appreciation. It also provides them the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the library and gain responsibility through returning and checking out books.
  • Computer
    • Students receive training in hardware and technology basics, digital citizenship, research skills, word processing and presentation application. They explore various venues that are available to create digital projects and the methods they practice are used the classroom to enhance the learning of curriculum. They train and practice using digital resources safely, ethically, and morally to impact our world for Jesus Christ.
  • Field Trips and Special Events
  • Field trips and special events are also a major part of our curriculum and are coordinated with the current curriculum units.  These include ACSI Spelling Bee, Visual Arts Festival, Maymont Park, Richmond Children’s Museum, George Washington’s Ferry Farm, Field Day, Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day and a nursing home visit.

All parents are welcome to attend our chapels for worship and sharing about God’s Word and its application to our lives.

Learn more about our First Grade program at Fredericksburg Christian School

Interested in learning more about Fredericksburg Christian School and their first grade program? If you’re looking to introduce your student to a bible based education, we believe this is the place for you.  Give us a call at (540) 373-5355 to learn more.  Ready to learn more about applying to Fredericksburg Christian School?