Elementary students at DCA learn in an environment that provides a rich blend of strong academics combined with opportunities for individual and social growth, all from a Christian perspective. Students gain knowledge and an understanding of how all things fit together in God’s plan as revealed in His Word. Teachers are equipped with the skills to teach, the compassion to nurture, and the creativity to make the academic challenge a road to discovery.
The elementary program nurtures children in mind, body, and spirit. Students are engaged in learning through a rich array of educational experiences. A carefully aligned academic curriculum, developmentally appropriate enrichment activities, and an experienced, caring faculty and staff create an environment where children thrive in spirit as they grow in knowledge. Elementary students develop higher level thinking skills through a balanced academic curriculum and extracurricular activities.
Elementary School Highlights
*Biblically integrated curriculum
*American Sign Language instruction
*Curriculum-aligned field trips and activities
*Weekly Chapel services and service/mission projects
*Emphasis on written communication
*Strong phonics based program in first and second grades promote better reading comprehension in third and fourth.
*Bible is a core subject
*Engaging thematic units promote an understanding of science and social studies
*Fine Arts focus through music and art classes
*Resource teacher available for struggling students
*Connection to older students who serve as positive role models to build a sense of community
*Use of hands-on and manipulative activities undergirds a strong math curriculum