Being a parent of a rising elementary schooler brings a host of thoughts and emotions. You’re excited and hopeful — but also anxious to get things right. You know that these early foundational years will set the stage for them to thrive in learning, growing, and unlocking their potential. As a parent, you’re looking for a school that will…
Recognize your child’s unique gifts and talents.
Build their faith and deepen their understanding of God.
Challenge and inspire your child in academic excellence.
At East Hill Christian School, we’ve purposefully designed our elementary school program to focus on these things and more. Our goal is to partner with parents to nurture the whole child — intellectually, morally, physically, and spiritually as their distinct strengths develop. Below, you’ll find an overview of our elementary program, including:
Cultivating a safe, Christ-centered environment where your child can grow
As a parent, you know that your child’s learning environment matters. More than just finding any school, your child needs a community immersed in God’s Truth — helping them understand the world in light of His Word. You’re looking for a school that will equip your child to thrive academically, while developing their character to persevere and succeed. East Hill Christian School’s elementary program provides a learning environment that will:
Make your child feel seen and known
Our class sizes are kept small (15-24 students per teacher), allowing teachers to recognize each child’s unique learning styles and areas for improvement.
Integrate your child’s distinct background
EHCS prioritizes a strong partnership with parents. We discover more about your child through open communication with families, events, and parent volunteer opportunities.
Teach God’s Truth
The Bible is central to our school culture and curriculum. Chapel, Scripture reading, and lessons introduce a biblical worldview that lays the pathway for elementary schoolers to grow spiritually in knowledge and character.
We implement safety by keeping our classrooms free from physical hazards with age-appropriate tools, furniture, and electronics. The teachers at EHCS model values such as kindness, respect, and caring for others, to help foster an environment where students feel emotionally safe.
Equipping your child in academic excellence
At this stage of growth, you’ll witness your child balance more responsibilities — as they learn complex subjects, manage their time, and become increasingly independent in their roles at home and school. You want to find an environment that will give your child the strong academic start they need for success today and their next steps toward middle school.
At EHCS, your child will experience a robust curriculum that provides a deep understanding and application of core subjects, including:
Beyond core subjects, students branch out to explore daily specials, such as:
“For the first time, my son is excited about going to school daily. I love the family atmosphere he shares with his classmates. The faculty makes this school complete with constant support and innovative ways to engage the students. This school is focused on sharing God’s word and doing what is best for the students.”
– The McAllister Family
A learning approach that engages every student
Part of our approach to teaching elementary schoolers is providing engaging, hands-on experiences to help in the mastery of core subjects. Your child will become part of reading groups, where they’ll enjoy sharing their thoughts about the learning material. Dynamic assessments, such as oral and written tests, are blended throughout the lesson plan, to ensure students have a firm grasp of every lesson.
Students are nurtured through fun STEM projects and science fairs, whether they are building a house model, observing plant life, or collaborating with classmates to devise a solution for a scientific problem.
Technology is intentionally used within the classroom, with projectors to show media, and Kindle e-readers for e-books and educational games. Teachers also provide dedicated time for elementary schoolers to develop computer skills.
A community that learns and grows together
At EHCS, your child will be in an atmosphere that blends learning with fun and friendships. They’ll have the opportunity to join clubs and activities such as Reading Club, Accelerated Reader Program, Pep Squad, Developmental Basketball League, Running Club, and school-wide events, including cookouts, games, Thanksgiving Feast, field days, and more.
Program Details & Schedule
Elementary school students at EHCS have a full-day schedule, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Families can come as early as 7:30 a.m., and aftercare services are available following class hours.
A day in the life of an EHCS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT
|8:00 a.m.||Students arrive, do their pledges, and have a morning activity.|
|8:20 a.m.||English / Chapel|
|9:00 a.m.||Specials (PE, music, library, computer, chapel, or Spanish)|
|9:30 a.m.||Snack break|
|9:40 a.m.||Restroom break|
|9:45 a.m.||Reading / Spelling|
|11:15 a.m.||Library / Music|
|1:00 p.m.||Restroom, break, reading, or finishing morning work|
|1:20 p.m.||Bible / Social Science / Math|
|1:45 p.m.||Science / Fun Friday|
|2:25 p.m.||Pack up / Game / Story|
Name: Debbie McArthur
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Years of Experience: 20 years
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