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Lower Elementary - PK3 - 1st Grade

Lower Elementary Overview


Lower school is the place students begin their academic journey and serves as the foundation for Central Private’s college-preparatory program. During these formative years, we focus on developing the whole child spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. Our goal for lower school is to inspire students in the development of Christ-like character and to be academically equipped to advance to upper school as a confident, responsible, and prepared student.

Our students begin each day honoring Christ in prayer and scripture reading, honoring their country by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and honoring others by reciting the Redhawk Way and character traits.




Instruction and Curriculum:
Our teaching staff uses a variety of teaching strategies that give our students a solid academic foundation and many opportunities for classroom participation. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. Lower Elementary at Central Private utilizes developmentally appropriate curriculum to encourage an atmosphere of learning. Abeka materials are the primary resources used to provide students with a strong phonics and math facts background. All students participate in hands-on and literacy building activities, enjoy daily recess, have access to Chromebooks and tablets, have field trip and campus visitor experiences, and participate in music programs, enrichment showcases, and field day as well as other activities our teachers may create.

Classroom Style:  All classes are self-contained classrooms with one teacher. Students will travel on campus for enrichment (Music, Art, P.E., Technology, and Library) and recess.

Enrichment: Once a day, each classroom will travel to one of our rotating “enrichment” classes. These electives are intended to supplement the traditional core curriculum with new and fun learning experiences. Lower Elementary will visit Technology, Music, P.E.,
Library, and Art once a week.

Lunch: Our kindergarten and 1st grade classes travel to the cafeteria for lunch, while our preschool students enjoy lunch in their classroom. Students may bring lunch from home or preorder a lunch option. Kindergarten and 1st grade students usually have a “hot lunch”, sandwich, and salad option on the cafeteria menu. Preschool students have a “hot lunch” or sandwich option on the cafeteria menu. More information regarding lunch can be found in the Parent Resources portion of the website.

Standardized Testing: Our Elementary students do not complete standardized testing until 3rd Grade. CPS students consistently score 1 - 3 grade levels above their national median grade level.