The Ovilla Christian School Elementary School boasts an excellent faculty, several holding Masters degrees in their teaching fields or in elementary education. All of our faculty members maintain teaching certification from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and many hold state issued lifetime teaching certificates. Several of the lower elementary teachers have been trained in the Academic Language Therapy approach.
All faculty members are born-again Christians from a variety of church backgrounds with a genuine faith in Jesus Christ in common. They have demonstrated their calling and equipping for Christian education in the following three areas: having demonstrated the foundation of genuine faith in Christ, having been called to the ministry of Christian Education, and holding the necessary educational credentials to support that call.
The academic program in elementary includes a comprehensive reading curriculum with a strong emphasis in phonics, spelling, grammar, literature, composition, handwriting, math, science, social studies, and Bible. Students use the skills learned in the previous grade to build on as each new concept is scaffolded, thus ensuring a foundation for future academic success. Elementary students also have daily classes in PE and weekly classes in computer, art history, music, Spanish and library. Eagle Chorus (membership through audition) is an extracurricular choir for students in grades 3-6.
Ovilla Christian School places a strong emphasis on character development. Students in elementary school learn a new character quality each month. They learn the definition of the character quality, a Bible verse that highlights the quality and then learn to apply that quality in their lives. The character of the child determines what kind of student he will be and what kind of behavior he will have. The heart of the character curriculum is that it is more than a subject that is taught; it is a lifestyle that is caught.
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