Kindergarten – Grade School

20150903_113011The Glenview New Church has a picturesque campus with two school buildings set on 26 acres of land, much of it open fields and clusters of trees.  The classrooms themselves are all spacious, with plenty of natural light, and a warm welcoming learning environment.  Please select a grade below to read more about your child’s classroom experience.

 

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten program is designed to meet the needs of the 5 year old learner as he or she prepares to enter 1st grade the following year. Caring teachers use the Envision Math program and Wilson Fundations Reading program to introduce and teach kindergarten concepts in a developmentally appropriate way. Play-based and student centered activities help them to develop a love for learning, as they explore the world around them both inside our spacious classroom and outside in our outdoor learning space. Students start each day with a short worship circle that teaches them age-appropriate stories from the Word that helps them gain an affection for the Lord and His loving care of each one of us. Junior kindergartners and senior kindergartners are combined in a classroom that allows for individual growth and learning in a supportive and differentiated classroom which meets the needs of all students. Weekly music classes, opportunities to move and play in our big gym and outdoor play space, and creative projects and activities allow our students plenty of opportunities to expand their learning experience and develop their skills.

 

Grade 1 & 2

Our first and second grade classroom teacher takes the students to the next level in their learning using the Fundations Reading program and Misc pics 072Envision Math program and a social studies and science curriculum that engages students in hands-on activities and develops an affection for learning more about the world around them. Regular morning worship allows them to become more familiar with the teachings of the Word in a gentle and loving way; music, PE, and art classes taught by experienced teachers focus on their development in these areas; and attention to the individual needs of each students creates an educational experience that is solid and fun for the students. The small classes allow for lots of individual attention and appreciation of each student.

 

Grade 3-6

In a combined classroom setting, students continue to focus on core academic skills using the Envision math series – a reading/language arts program that focuses on national reading standards – as the students explore reading and writing content and skills that prepare them for middle school. Continuing a focus on engaging student interest and affection for learning, the teacher guides them through an experience that is meaningful, fun, and relevant to their lives. Students also receive expert instruction in areas of specialty including music, art, PE, and religion classes. Our small classroom size allows for individualized instruction and an opportunity for students to develop as leaders in the school. Students participate weekly in a Community Learning class in which students practice service to the school and greater community, prepare for performances and build upon STEAM learning. This time is also used for whole school trips to fun locales like Pump It Up and Brookfield Zoo as well as longer trips to destinations like Starved Rock, Detroit and Dubuque. Community Learning helps the students to put what they learn about helping others to good use through learning experiences that help them to integrate their skills with real world issues. A valuable outcome is that students not only learn in a traditional way, but also learn from each other in a meaningful way.

Kaylee and Max HR
Schedule a school tour with our team at admissions@glenviewnewchurch.org or call at 847-724-0057
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