Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Upper elementary grades are designed to build on the foundation laid in the lower elementary years and to prepare students for middle school. The program at ECS follows a departmentalized structure, and students rotate classes to each teacher licensed for their specific subject of math, science, social studies, language arts, and Bible. Students also participate in specials classes of art, music appreciation or band, physical education, technology, and library. ECS students score above the national average in Reading, Language, Math, and Science on assessments and perform 1-2 grade levels above their actual grade equivalency in reading, according to STAR assessments.
Key features include a Christ-centered curriculum that is rigorous and relevant and aligned with Indiana College and Career-Ready Standards; a safe, nurturing environment that helps students develop positive peer relationships; and an extensive media and technology emphasis that prepares them with the essential skills necessary to prepare for today’s global landscape. Upper elementary students build valuable critical-thinking and real-world problem solving skills. Students regularly utilize technology labs, numerous devices, platforms, and apps in the classroom, and an extensive Media Center. Cyber safety is addressed in each grade in alignment with the technology tools introduced at each grade level. Students utilize Google Classroom in core subjects.
In addition, students work on projects, individually and in teams, which integrate various subjects across the curriculum. We also focus on character development and guide students as they sharpen the organizational, study, and presentation skills needed to be successful.
Students have opportunities to enhance their leadership qualities, strengthen their level of responsibility to the glory of God. We partner with parents to guide and encourage students to be responsible for their learning and progress.
4th-6th grade students can participate in a wide-range athletics and extracurricular activities as they develop their gifts and talents.