Welcome to the Elementary Division of Our TCA Family!
Welcome to the TCA elementary school! What a privilege it is to serve alongside a dedicated, professional staff where creating a Christ-centered community is integral in all facets of the educational process. It is our goal to provide the highest quality education that challenges and supports students with a focus on academic, spiritual, emotional and social growth. We create a safe environment for the students where we strive to reflect Christ’s love in our relationships through respect, compassion, and integrity which is taught and modeled.
We will love your children and desire to develop their gifts and talents that God has given them.
We look forward to partnering with your family.
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)|