Grades K-5 Information
Liberty Christian School serves children in kindergarten through grade 5. We have been providing a Christian education to the children of our community since 1951. The instructional program at Liberty Christian School is predicated on the belief that every child should receive educational experiences appropriate to his or her individual abilities, interests, and learning styles. Individual uniqueness is respected and provided for and every effort is made to adapt learning experiences to the wide variety of student needs. Greater emphasis is placed on creative effort, intellectual initiative, critical thinking, social adjustment, social responsibility, and spiritual and moral growth. Liberty Christian School seeks to teach the whole child: mind, body, and spirit.
Using theme-based teaching is typical of the lower elementary grades. All classes involve hands-on experiences while providing the students with valuable information. The principles of developmentally appropriate practices are applied to the instructional process. Biblical principles are integrated into the curriculum in a very natural way.
- School-wide safety measures to provide for the security of all students and staff
- CPR/first aid certified staff
- Small student-teacher ratio
- Reasonable pricing
- Full accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
- State certified teachers
- National Elementary Honor Society
- Weekly chapel service
- Computer technology lab
- Music, art and physical education programs provided by state certified teachers
- Art and music classrooms
- Gymnasium (this ensures your child receives opportunities for movement even on a rainy day)
- Fall soccer program (with opportunities for all students to participate in various age-appropriate teams)
- Winter basketball program (with opportunities for all students in grades 3-5 to participate)
- Winter cheerleading
- Before and after-school care (beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.) (Click here for more information about our extended care program)
- On-site dance (ballet/tap) program (available for an additional cost)
- On-site strength and conditioning classes (available for an additional cost)
The students are immersed in quality children’s literature and are encouraged to respond to the curriculum in a variety of ways. The reading program is driven through the use of literature-based materials. We strive to expose our students to Christian-based literature that teaches moral values. Phonetic skills are systematically developed through literature so students learn to decode individual words while building comprehension skills. Reading instruction at the kindergarten and first grade levels is phonics based. Students in grades 1-5 are engaged in word study using the Words Their Way program of study. Each student is assessed individually and placed in the program based on his ability.
The math program is designed to meet the Standards of Learning issued by the state of Virginia. These standards, including problem solving and reasoning, are incorporated into the daily lessons through questions and activities using manipulatives. Drilling the basic math facts is an important part of the students’ learning, as well as an approach toward developing higher-order thinking skills. The McGraw-Hill textbook series is used in grades 2-5. Kindergarten and first grade utilizes the ACSI math curriculum which is manipulative based.
Science is a hands-on program which encourages students to become actively involved in scientific investigation and experimentation. Students are equipped to discover the infinite complexity and the amazing orderliness of God’s world through an exciting study of life, earth, and physical science from a Christian perspective. Concrete, creative learning experiences enrich the students’ knowledge of creation, affirm their faith in the Lord, and enable them to use science for the glory of God. The Virginia Standards of Learning were used as the framework for the development of each unit of study in grades 2-5.
Students gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed for the pursuit of productive citizenship through studies of their world, country, state, community, and home. Students will understand and know how to analyze chronological relationships and develop a sense of historical perspective. The school’s approach guides students to understand God’s redemptive plan for mankind through the unfolding of various events. As the units of study were written, the Virginia Standards of Learning were used as a framework.
Through the teaching of the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our teachers can demonstrate the love the Lord has for us. The Bible curriculum focuses on strong character development. The students participate in weekly scripture memorization. It is the goal of Liberty Christian School to teach our students to love God with all of their heart, soul, and mind. We teach directly from God’s word. Our approach aims at training and developing students to become knowledgeable and dedicated servants of Jesus Christ.
Each Wednesday morning students attend chapel services in the Activity Center. Classes share their memorized scripture passages, sing praise and worship songs, and listen to a message from a guest speaker.
All students participate in physical education classes, art classes and music classes each week. Students in grades 2-5 also participate in the choir which performs at school programs throughout the year and goes out into the local community for performances. All students participate in musical performances at Christmas and in the spring.
Students in grades 4-5 may be eligible to join the Soaring Eagles chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. Students must meet eligibility requirements based on academics, community involvement and behavior.
All students may choose to participate in the after-school soccer program in the fall. Students in grades 2-5 may participate in the winter basketball program. Our teams compete with other teams from local private schools and home-schooling groups.