Curriculum

Our programs and curriculum are designed to integrate biblical truth and to help students learn and grow in knowledge, wisdom, and grace.

Preschool Curriculum

The preschool program at Stillwater Christian School provides a Christ-centered, individualized experience for our youngest learners. Children ages three-five are given multiple opportunities to grow and learn from caring, competent teachers. The program uses Montessori methods to meet each child where he or she happens to stand academically and developmentally, encouraging all aspects of a child’s growth. Along with Bible stories, music time, and several outdoor playtimes, students work in the classroom, engaging in practical life skills, sensory exercises, academic readiness, and socialization activities.

 

Daily Bible and music time

Caring, Christian teachers

Well-equipped, bright, clean classrooms

Before and After School Care for working families

Montessori-based philosophy which provides individualized instruction and assessment

Encouragement for children to grow in independence as they learn to work and play with others

Nurturing environment with boundaries to ensure safety for all students

Options for full and part-time enrollment

Sense of belonging with the PK-12 community

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Kindgergarten Curriculum

Kindergarten at Stillwater Christian School serves families as their children move further into the academic world. Nurturing teachers provide support and instruction while also recognizing the need for play and socialization. Students participate in weekly chapel services with the rest of the elementary students, and teachers incorporate biblical principles into every subject area. Teachers utilize music and movement as well as hands-on materials and exercises to instruct students in a developmentally appropriate manner.

 

Daily Bible lessons

Weekly chapel services

Enthusiastic, caring, certified teachers who consider the needs of the whole child

Developmentally appropriate instruction in Phonics, Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Bible

Safe, clean spaces to ensure student well-being

Specialty enrichment classes in Music, Physical Education, Art, STEAM

Before and After School Care for working families

Sense of belonging with the PK-12 community

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Elementary School Curriculum

The elementary program at Stillwater Christian School engages students to provide a rich, comprehensive educational experience. Collaboration with Intermediate and Upper School administrators and faculty purposes to create smooth transitions and prepare students for future academic success. Teachers take advantage of the developmental capacity students have to acquire knowledge at this age level by focusing on the skills and tools they will need to be successful students, while also seeking to encourage spiritual growth and create a love for learning.

 

Daily Bible lessons

Weekly chapel services

Specialty enrichment classes in General Music (1-3), Band (4th grade), Physical Education, Art, Latin (3rd and 4th) and STEAM

Skilled, caring, certified teachers who emphasize biblical worldview teaching in all subject matter

Technology used as a tool to supplement learning, providing devices which include one-to-one Chromebooks in third and fourth grade and Smart Boards in all classrooms

Title Services to support students with learning differences

Before and After School Care for working families

Safe, clean spaces to ensure student well-being

Sense of belonging with the PK-12 community

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Intermediate School & Junior High School Curriculum

Together, these two divisions of our school (Junior High - grades seven and eight) and (Intermediate School - grades five and six) serve as the bridge between elementary and high school. The Intermediate School division is designed to be a step up from the self-contained classrooms of elementary and a step down from the demands and rigor of junior high school, providing a smooth transition and setting a strong foundation for students as they prepare for high school.

 

Daily devotions and weekly chapel/House group meetings and discussions

Departmentalized instruction by teachers leading classes in their areas of expertise

Advanced math courses starting in grade 7

Extra Instruction program after school to assist students who need individual academic support

Outstanding music program offering Band and Choir with multiple performances, as well as the opportunity to participate and compete in the annual spring Music Festival

Top-notch Visual arts program that is a core part of the curriculum through grade 6, then offered on an elective basis starting in grade 7

Competitive athletic teams in Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track

7th & 8th grade bring-your-own chromebook policy; Class sets available for grades 5 and 6

Computer design program that covers essential basic skills through grade 6 then moves into more advanced concepts in robotics, 3-D design, and more during the elective years of grade 7 and 8

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High School Curriculum

Accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Stillwater Christian School offers a strong college preparatory program. Thoughtful, caring, and well-qualified instructors teach their subjects while encompassing a Christian worldview. In addition to being part of  a challenging and stimulating academic setting, Stillwater high school students are given an abundance of opportunities to engage in the arts and athletic experiences during their four years in our program.

 

Four years of pre-college preparation in Bible, English, History, and Rhetoric

Senior year Apologetics Study

Senior Thesis Program

Engaging Math opportunities that extend to Advanced Placement Calculus enrollment

Physics-first Science approach and honors level opportunities during junior and senior years

Winter and Spring Seminar programs

Elective courses in Spanish, Art, Computer & Design

Outstanding music programs: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert various Honors Choirs

SCS Conservatory of Music for serious music students

Student Leadership Opportunities

Extra Instruction Program offered after school for students seeking academic support

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