Elementary Curriculum

Mariners Christian School (MCS) offers a wonderful foundational start to a child’s elementary education. Our program is standards based and includes the following:

DeepRoots Bible curriculum website.

Bible – The TK-Kindergarten curriculum focuses on who God is, developing a love for Christ and the Fruits of the Spirit. Teachers utilize the Deep Roots curriculum for 1st-4th grade students. The 5th grade curriculum incorporates Old Testament development and beginning Apologetics instruction as a transition to the Middle School Bible Program.

Language Arts – MCS utilizes a Balanced Literacy approach that capitalizes on Read Alouds, Mini-lessons, One to One Conferring, Strategy Groups, Independent Reading and Writing, and Word Study to develop passionate readers and engaged writers. Curriculum is based upon the Units of Study developed by Lucy Calkins and her team of developers at The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.

Math – The TK-2nd grade team utilizes supplemental resources to develop unit based teaching to small groups of students while the 3rd-5th grade team utilizes supplemental resources to facilitate a Pathway system through all grade level standards taught through Mini-lessons but  individualized through pacing, choice and mastery.

Reading and Writing: Please view by individual grade level, below.

In addition to providing a solid academic curriculum in all core content subjects, MCS offers a well-rounded program which includes:

  • Art Program
  • Performing Arts-Vocal Music (beginning in Kindergarten), Band or Orchestra (beginning in 4th grade)
  • Foreign Language-Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Lab
  • Media Explorers
  • Field Trips are offered at each grade level to enhance the classroom learning.

Mariners faculty and staff desire to teach students about God’s love through Jesus Christ, and encourage them to serve others because of their faith. Bible is taught as a subject area, integrated in all subjects through Biblical Worldview Integration and students participate in grade level chapels. Leadership is fostered as students take part in chapel in many ways, from leading worship to working on the tech team. A focus on missions around the world and service in our communities is a part of every grade level experience. Through the nurturing of our dedicated and professional educators, as well as a close partnership with our families, Mariners Christian School is a place where children grow both academically and spiritually, blossoming into all that God created them to be.