The Lower Elementary grades (Preschool - 1st grade ) uses developmentally appropriate curriculum and incorporates hands-on activities and field trip experiences. A BEKA materials are the primary resources used to provide students with a strong phonics and math facts background. The Harcourt StoryTown Reading series is used to begin developing critical thinking skills. All classes are self-contained classrooms.
All students in K-5 are tested each spring using the Stanford Achievement Test 10 which compares our students with students on a national basis. CPS students consistently score 1-3 grades levels above their national median grade level.
Lower elementary students enjoy many enrichment activities throughout their day. Mrs. Connie's music class is always a favorite.
Terry Hodges, Elementary Administrator
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.