Welcome to the Elementary Division of Our TCA Family!
Let our program be the beginning of an awesome educational experience for you and your child. We not only educate academically but spiritually as well. We believe that if we can teach the students to have a heart for the Lord, we can help produce students that the Lord would be pleased with. Learning to love and honor the Lord at such a young age can lead to an ever-growing personal relationship with Him. Here at TCA, we have been blessed with awesome teachers who dedicate their time and talents to pouring into the lives of the students. We spend time as a faculty and individually in prayer for the students and their families. Many of the relationships that are built between the teachers and students last long after the students leave the school.
We hold our students to high academic standards and we work hard to help them achieve their goals. Often, after 5 or 6 years with us, we are able to watch our 5th graders walk down the aisle on their Step-Up Day, with hearts filled with joy. Our goal is to send our students on to middle school well-educated, successful witnesses for the kingdom. We cannot thank the Lord enough for allowing us to be a part of their growth process. We would love for you to come and visit us. Please consider making our family a part of yours.
Elementary School Dean
Elementary Division Introduction
This outline may help answer some questions you have regarding our classical elementary program. There are two main differences between a “traditional” program and a classical one, addressing the how and what of education. To understand how lessons are taught one needs to look at how the Lord made each and every one of us. We believe that young children were created to naturally absorb information. Memorization and the dissection of words and their sounds are enjoyable and come easily to this age group. TCA’s elementary curriculum continues to instruct in the basics of math, spelling, and grammar, but the real difference lies in the execution of the content. Chanting and fun memorization drills are used constantly to take advantage of the student’s innate ability to take in a multitude of facts, figures, and sounds.
Latin is a singular field of study that addresses what is unique to our elementary curriculum. Instruction begins in the third grade and continues through fifth grade. By introducing children to the language at an early age, we take advantage of their vast capacity for learning vocabulary and their love for rhythmic chanting. Latin is taught for its development of analytical skills, for ease in learning foreign languages and as an aid for understanding English grammar and vocabulary.
Extra Curricular Activities
|Operation Christmas Child||Play Day|
||President’s Fitness Test|
|Grandparent’s Day (alternate years)||Rollerskating Nights|
|Reach for the Stars Reading Program||Movie Night|
|Six Flags 6 Hour Reading Club||Service Projects|
|Scholastic Book Club||Spirit Week|
|Classrooms Care||Storybook Day|
|Math Week (alternate years)||100th Day of School Celebration|
|Reading Week (alternate years)||Field Trips|
|Individual Class Dramas||Kids Under Construction (character qualities)|