Message from the Principal
Thank you for visiting our website! We are deeply committed to helping ICS students develop their individual potential intellectually, academically, socially, and spiritually. Fully accredited and based on ICS’s approach to curricula, our program integrates the best of American academic content standards and child development theories. Our curriculum is also anchored in Biblical Worldview Integration (BWI).
With high expectations and a deep love for learning, our qualified and dedicated teachers provide a safe and nurturing student-centered community. Our classrooms reflect a low student-teacher ratio and students from over 26 nations. ICS teachers regularly collaborate in preparing students to negotiate the demands of living in an ever-changing world effectively.
Additionally, our Related Arts programming helps students and society better interpret and understand the world around us, and is an essential part of the ICS elementary learning experience. The six-day rotation schedule allows Elementary School students to often access the benefits of a quality Related Arts education experience at an early age. Furthermore, academic rigor is balanced with our team’s commitment to instilling the "Knight" pride, respect, and responsibility within every student. We want them to learn how to contribute productively in their growing roles as members of a global society.
We invite you to visit our Elementary School web pages, or better yet, schedule a visit to our classrooms to learn more about our wonderful program and school. We believe you will discover a journey that allows your child:
- to create and reflect upon his/her work
- seek and construct meaning
- establish a sound cultural and historical understanding of the arts and
- discover both the personal value and significance of their education
We are on a journey to educate your children. We strive to cultivate a learning process that is positive and engaging for our inquisitive students instilling a love for lifelong learning and pursuits of excellence.
Please contact me if you have questions about our Elementary School, or visit our calendar for the latest information about our school and all things uKNIGHTed.
Blessings to you and your family throughout this 2019-2020 school year!
Once a Knight, always a Knight,
Elementary School Principal
Partnership with Parents
We are excited to get to know you and your child! The elementary years are critical times of development for students. We want your child to have the best educational experience possible, and we know that this only happens through a partnership between home and school.
Small Class Sizes
As we cater from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5 with an average class size of 16 and a teacher ratio of 10:1, our dedicated staff of professionals are passionate about teaching and are here to help support your child through their educational journey.
Fostering a Love of Learning
As a Christian school, we are able to spend time focusing on integrating a Biblical worldview into every subject we offer. This allows us to give students the opportunity to ask questions and figure out the world in a place where Christ is the center and those around them genuinely care about their development. We hope to foster a love of learning in each student we have in our care. We encourage opportunities for students to gain responsibility, to be well-rounded, and to reach their highest potential.
At ICS, elementary school teachers use the Journeys program to teach these standards at all elementary grade levels. Each week students focus on a reading skill, vocabulary development, a writing construct, and a grammar skill.
At ICS, our math program focuses on helping students think about how numbers work, rather than simply memorizing math facts. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 follow the Envision 2.0 Mathematics program. This curriculum introduces topics and then provides students with opportunities to master those topics.
ICS uses the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for science instruction in the elementary school. Students have the opportunity to experience science through asking questions, modeling the world around them, and investigations. More information on the NGSS standards can be found here.
Students will discover how to be empowered in their learning, making decisions to best share their ideas and solutions in safe and age-appropriate ways. Through a series of projects allowing students to curate, explore, and engage with both print and digital information tools, young designers will create artifacts that demonstrate their learning with an emphasis on inquiry and design thinking to build quality products. Various types of technology will be explored, emphasizing that technology is a tool for creating and contributing to society, not simply a form of entertainment