Elementary School Academics
Scappoose Adventist School offers hands-on, developmentally appropriate programs that fosters a child's development in physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, and spiritual growth.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Our Kindergarten program is designed to provide a caring and nurturing environment. The love of learning is initiated with an academic curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for the young child. The curriculum includes Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Bible. We believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged and enjoying themselves. This atmosphere allows for the growth and development of the whole child. Enrichment activities include separate instruction in music and physical education.
In Kindergarten the joy of learning is rooted in the process of discovery. It is our purpose to attend to each child's spiritual, mental, physical, social and emotional well being.
Grades 2, 3, & 4
Here, students begin to leave behind some of the dependency they clung to in Kindergarten and are encouraged to take a more active role in deciding what paths they will take. They are given choices and are encouraged to behave in a responsible way toward others and their environment.
The teacher fosters an atmosphere of caring, open communication and trust. In addition to educating scholastically, teachers also focus on each student's spiritual, emotional, ethical and physical life. Units are generally taught with a central theme in mind that is woven throughout the curriculum. Technology is introduced as a learning and research tool while being integrated into various areas of the learning process.
More emphasis is placed on independence, ownership and responsible behavior choices. Students in these grades have more opportunities to make choices about what they learn within the curriculum structure. Teachers facilitate learning as much as they direct the learning. Much of the learning for these students is accomplished through project-based thematic instruction
The core subjects in the middle school program include Religion, English, Math, Science, and Social Studies as well as ongoing instruction in Music and Physical Education.