EDUCATING MINDS & MOLDING HEARTS

By every metric, PCA is a highly performing school. Each spring students are administered the Terra Nova 3 standardized test. The United States Department of Education provides comparative statistics to public and private schools across the country every fall. In every grade level, PCA students scored in the top 15% nationally in both reading and mathematics.

At PCA our goal is to pursue excellence. Our learning objectives include developing students with a strong Christian worldview. Students learn to become effective communicators and analytical thinkers through participation in various classroom activities and after school programs such as Lego Club, Art Club, Science Fair competitions and more. They become creative problem solvers and community contributors. Our students are involved in local outreach opportunities in the community and participate in meaningful off campus field trips that are both fun and educational.

OFFERING OUR STUDENTS:
  • Rigorous Academics
  • Supportive Teachers & Learning Environment
  • Intentionally Small Class Sizes
  • Yearly Academic Trips
  • Balanced Homework Philosophy
  • Firm Academic Discipline
  • Tutoring & Learning Assistance
  • Education that meets & surpasses Kentucky Educational Standards

Enriched Learning





Grade Level Overviews

The Early Education Program offers children an opportunity to experience a gentle, kind and loving introduction into our Christian community. PCA educates the whole child by encouraging initiative in making appropriate choices, solving problems, being creative, and expressing themselves through activities in Language, Art, Music, Math, Science, Movement, and Play.

The PCA Early Education program is designed to serve children ranging in age from 2-4 years old. This is a wonderful time of learning, and at PCA your children will excel in knowledge and grow in a love for Christ.

All students enrolled in the 4-year-old Pre-K program, with intentions to attend PCA Kindergarten, will be assessed mid-year to obtain a measure of their development, to identify progress and achievement levels that will help in the process of Kindergarten readiness.

Developmental and Learning Standards

Children in our 2-year-old program will be introduced to many skills in the five developmental areas of early childhood. Socially they will develop by learning to share, taking turns, following directions and participating in routine activities such as circle time and music/movement class. Physical development will grow during fine and large motor activities. They will be introduced to painting, coloring, working simple puzzles, stacking, hopping, running, climbing and moving to music. Cognitively they will develop by using their senses for listening, following 1-step directions, having compassion for others and demonstrating their own emotions with acceptable behaviors. Language will be developed as they learn words and how to make full sentences. They will verbalize needs and wants in appropriate tones and recite a daily prayer. Our 2 year olds will also work on potty training, as this skill is mandatory to enter the 3-year-old program.


Children in our 3-year-old program will be introduced to many skills in the five developmental areas of early childhood. These skills will be introduced and implemented through activities offered within the classroom learning centers. Cognitive and language skills will be developed through all classroom activities, especially during circle time when the children will have group discussions, songs and stories that relate to weather, time, letters A-Z, Bible, and math and number concepts. In the science and math activities, they will sort, learn all primary colors, the basic shapes, count to 10 and higher and become interested in cause and effect. They will also use their 5 senses for exploring through cooking activities and sensory table materials. Fine and gross motor activities will include proper pencil gripping to draw and color, cutting with scissors, painting, building, working simple puzzles and will include tossing and bouncing a ball, catching a ball, hopping, running, balancing and making rhythmic movements to music. Our three year olds will grow emotionally and socially by sharing, taking turns, verbalizing wants and needs, pretending and by becoming independent in self-care areas such as dressing, washing hands and using the restroom. Pre-math and handwriting skills will be highly encouraged in our 3-year-old classrooms.


Providence Christian Academy’s 4 year olds will advance in the five developmental areas of early childhood and beyond. Our 4-year-old classrooms are print-rich environments. The children will be exposed to letters, numbers and words throughout their entire classroom. Fine motor and cognitive skills develop and improve while using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. The 4 year olds will be taught to recognize, sound out and print the alphabet in capital form. During a daily circle time, the children will advance in cognitive and language skills by learning months and days and about weather conditions and simple concepts of time. In the math/science learning centers, the children will learn to count up to 30 and higher, match and sort by color shape and size as well as compare, predict, plan and test ideas. They will engage in and gain knowledge through science activities that involve environmental elements, animals and nature. Gross motor skills will be developed as the children learn new games that involve catching, throwing, kicking, jumping, hopping, running and skipping. Fine motor skills continue to become more defined as the children learn through art and manipulative activities that involve painting, coloring, drawing, working puzzles, building, lacing, cutting, gluing and creating with clay or play dough. The 4 year olds will be independent with restroom routines, hand washing, dressing and cleaning up toys after use. Socially the children will have the knowledge to share, take turns, use manners, walk in a line, speak at appropriate times with appropriate tones and be compassionate to others. Spiritually they will learn to pray and gain knowledge of God’s love.

Based on the developmental and learning standards listed above, a progress report will be distributed to each student in the Early Education Program three times throughout the year. The 1st time will be in early November, the 2nd time will be in early February, and the 3rd time will be in mid May. These reports will help explain the knowledge the children have in the developmental areas appropriate for their age group at PCA. The reports will also show the areas in which the children are showing progress, as well as the areas in which they need more encouragement and help.

The Elementary School (K-5) academic standards aim at achieving the Kentucky Common Core State Standards. Classes include core curricular instruction in Bible, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Enrichment classes (“Specials”) include Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology. The primary elementary grades (K-2) include a strong emphasis in phonics, reading, spelling, and handwriting. The upper elementary grades include a continued focus on reading, penmanship, spelling/vocabulary, creative writing, and literary analysis. Students will also be introduced to Spanish.

Curriculum
The foundation for your child’s curriculum will be the Bible. Biblical truths will be integrated into the personal lives of our students, teachers/staff, administration and school policies. Other resources used in the classrooms are from a variety of publishers.

Using Common Core Standards and Kentucky’s Program of Studies as a point of reference, the administration and teachers will develop the basic objectives at each level, and the methodology (Scope/Sequence) for obtaining those objectives will be specifically stated in writing. Although the curriculum is planned and structured, Providence Christian Academy’s commitment is to the individual student and his/her true educational needs. The curriculum is centered on the individual student in order to prepare him/her toward maturity—spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Beginning in sixth grade, students enter a full rotation of classes. The academic program is designed to help students meet the rigors of secondary education. A full course load includes Bible, English, Mathematics (Pre-Algebra to Geometry), Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science, World and American History, and Foreign Language. Enrichment courses in physical education and health, technology, art, and music are offered.

Curriculum
The foundation for your child’s curriculum will be the Bible. Biblical truths will be integrated into the personal lives of our students, teachers/staff, administration and school policies. Other resources used in the classrooms are from a variety of publishers.

Using Common Core Standards and Kentucky’s Program of Studies as a point of reference, the administration and teachers will develop the basic objectives at each level, and the methodology (Scope/Sequence) for obtaining those objectives will be specifically stated in writing. Although the curriculum is planned and structured, Providence Christian Academy’s commitment is to the individual student and his/her true educational needs. The curriculum is centered on the individual student in order to prepare him/her toward maturity—spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Learning Outside the Classroom