Wonder, Excitement, Adventure
At this stage of student development, our focus is on instilling a solid foundation of facts, from which all other learning will extend. Building blocks, such as phonics rules, math drills, parts of speech, history timelines, Bible stories, and eventually cursive writing and Latin, provide a necessary and strong basis for continued learning. Utilizing techniques well suited for children at this stage in life, including rhymes, songs, memory motion, and visual aids, our teachers invite them to understand their world in new and exciting ways!
Abiding Savior Academy offers the only full-time Classical Christian educational approach in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. At its core, Classical Christian Education (CCE) trains students to be life-long learners who reason clearly, think critically, and speak eloquently.
Each of our classes are centered on the principle that God is the Creator of all that exists, and therefore all knowledge is interrelated and ultimately points back to Him. Biblical standards of conduct are applied in all areas of classroom life, acknowledging that Jesus Christ is Lord of all.
Our smaller class sizes (relative to other nearby school options) allow for our teachers to work more closely with students individually. This school environment also offers greater interaction with students from different grades, through which students learn in unique ways from each other.
DEVELOPMENTAL TRAITS OF A GRAMMAR SCHOOL STUDENT
- Curious about the world around them
- Able to quickly memorize chants, songs, and rhymes
- Intrigued to learn new facts
- Interested in figuring out and explaining how things work
- Excited to collect and organize items
DEVELOPMENT MIRRORED IN THE CLASSROOM
- Hands-on experiences
- Data collection
- Model creation
- Field trips
- Fact drills
- Teacher read-alouds
- Phonics-focused language instruction