FAQ- Grades K-5
Frequently asked questions? Elementary School
Does my child need to wear a uniform every day?
Yes, all students are required to wear the approved uniform Monday-Thursday of each week. Students may wear street clothes appropriate for a Christian environment on Fridays.
How often are report cards sent home?
Students receive report cards every nine weeks.
How will I know how my child is doing in class?
Students take home a weekly communication folder that includes graded papers, a classroom newsletter from the teacher, and other school correspondence. Interims are sent home at the mid-point of each nine weeks.
How can I keep abreast of classroom news?
Each teacher sends a weekly classroom newsletter outlining the curriculum to be covered and other important information such as upcoming test dates and events.
What sports programs do you offer?
All students (grades K-5) may participate in the fall soccer program. Students in grades 3-5 may participate in the winter basketball program or cheerleading. Both sports teams compete against other local private schools.
What Bible will my child need?
All classes use The NIV Adventure Bible by Zondervan Publishers.
Will my child take any Virginia SOL tests?
No, private schools are not required to take the Virginia SOL tests, but our students in grades 3 and 5 do take the Terra Nova Achievement Test in the spring of each year.
Is the school accredited?
Yes, the school has been accredited since 2000 by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Where do I drop my child off in the morning?
All students arriving between 6:30 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. would report to morning care in the gym. Between 7:50 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. students must be dropped off in the car line. After 8:15 a.m., a parent must accompany the child to the office to receive a tardy slip before the child may enter his/her classroom.
What is car line?
As you arrive in the morning between 7:50 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. there is a teacher stationed by the side door of the main building to assist your child out of the car. Enter the car line by proceeding straight back to the right of the main building instead of making the left turn. It is a required safety standard issued by our accrediting agency (ACSI) as it is a peak drop-off time.
What is the afternoon pick-up procedure?
Students in kindergarten and first grade can be picked up in the afternoon car line that forms in front of the main buildings after 2:45 p.m. The child’s teacher will escort he/she to the car. Parents should not leave their cars unattended during this time.
Who may pick up my child from school?
Children will only be released to parents, or adults approved by the parent, with appropriate photo identification as per our policy.
Are there any enrichment programs offered for my child?
Chapel, community service projects, art classes, music lessons with instruments, movement activities and song, physical education classes, National Elementary Honor Society, fall soccer program, winter basketball program, cheerleading, Christmas Program, ballet and tap (additional charge), fitness training (additional charge)
Do you have a cafeteria?
No, students eat snacks and lunches in their classrooms. Some hot food items, milk, juice, snacks and ice cream are available for purchase.
What is the average class size?
The average class size is currently 8-12 students per class. We prefer to keep our class sizes to 17 students or less.
Will my child participate in any field trips?
As part of our program, children will participate in grade-appropriate off-site learning experiences. In the past, these have included; Pumpkin Patch, Pope’s Farm, Carpenter Theatre, Empire Theatre, Indian Pow-Wow, Science Museum of Virginia, Aviation Museum, Jamestown, Williamsburg, State Capitol, York River State Park, Pamplin Park, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Sight and Sound Theatre in Pennsylvania
How can I volunteer?
Parents may assist with the planning and implementation of class parties, chaperone field trips, share a career, be a guest reader, volunteer at the Fall Festival, help to prepare lunches, and prepare resources for the classroom.