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Lower Elementary - PK3 - Kindergarten

Lower Elementary Overview

Curriculum: Lower Elementary at Central Private utilizes developmentally appropriate curriculum to encourage an atmosphere of learning. Lower Elementary incorporates hands-on activities and field trip experiences to supplement the experience. Abeka materials are the primary resources used to provide students with a strong phonics and math facts background. 

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

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. 

Head of Lower School


Terrie Hodges, Head of Lower School
"The Elementary, PK3-5th, is the foundation of the CP experience — developing the whole child: spirit, soul, mind, and body through an academically challenging Christian education in a safe and nurturing environment that fosters a love of learning.

A look into the classrooms of our elementary displays not only the structured instruction of the academic day but also the confident interaction of our students with their classmates and teachers.

Our experienced teaching staff incorporates multiple teaching strategies and technologies, as well as innovative hands-on activities to address all learning styles, to create a stimulating learning environment and to foster critical thinking skills.

CP has a low student to teacher ratio, which provides ample opportunities for student participation in class discussion and activities."