Elementary school is a crucial and foundational stage in a child's educational journey, catering to students between the ages of 5 (Kindergarten) and 12 (Grade 6). This vital period marks the beginning of formal education and lays the groundwork for academic, social, and emotional development.
At Mountainview, elementary school is designed to provide a nurturing environment that fosters learning and growth. The curriculum is carefully crafted to introduce fundamental subjects such as mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies, building a solid academic foundation for future learning combined with a Christian foundation, an intentional integration of the biblical worldview within all content areas, and uses materials from both Christian and secular publishers.
The United States’ Common Core State Standards are used to guide learning objectives in English / Language Arts and Mathematics. The Next Generation Science Standards contain the learning objectives for science courses. The framework for social studies’ learning objectives is based on the Aero Social Studies Standards. In addition to the core curriculum of English, Math, Science, Social Studies and the Bible, we offer fine arts, physical education, computer and various elective classes to broaden our students’ knowledge and experience.
Mountainview seeks to foster the following attitudes and behavior in all of their interactions with students—in the classroom, in extracurricular activities and in disciplinary and counseling situations. We desire that each student will learn…
- To have an awareness of his/her identity in Christ, with an appreciation of his/her own culture, racial background, and family.
- To have sensitivity and respect for others, their background, abilities, and values.
- To attain self-discipline and a sense of responsibility for his choices and actions.
- To develop the ability to think logically for himself/herself, neither blindly accepting nor emotionally rejecting what he/she is taught.
- To understand the principles of Christian truth and to find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- To desire knowledge, to enjoy discovery, and to search for truth in all areas of life.
- To feel appreciation and some responsibility for the physical world in which we live.
- To master the English language sufficiently to be able to communicate his/her own ideas effectively.
- To gain a broader perspective of time and places through literature and history.
- To gain mastery of a certain amount of math and the other tools of science through which he/she can discover and understand more of our physical universe.
- To develop some satisfaction in creativity through art, music, writing and appreciation of the artistic work of others.
- To develop foundations on which he/she can build to earn a living and contribute something worthwhile to his world.