ELEMENTARY / 1ST - 6TH GRADE
Elementary curriculum and instruction focuses on providing children with skills needed to read, write, communicate, solve problems, use technology and apply this knowledge to everyday situations. Spiritual growth and development is also a primary focus at each grade, where students learn Bible verses and how to apply them to their daily lives. All courses are taught with a strong Christian perspective based on biblical truth. Students participate in a weekly Chapel which includes worship music, prayer, stories and often a guest speaker.
All elementary teachers possess a Bachelors degree, and in most cases, a Masters Degree in elementary education. They are also certified through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and in most cases, the state of Oregon. Students experience one-on-one, small group, and whole class learning opportunities with these highly qualified teachers who know and understand their students' needs. Class sizes are small, typically no larger than 15-20 students. Specialists provide instruction in art, music, physical education and library media to further enrich the curriculum.
In sports, NCCS offers boys' and girls' basketball for all students in grades 5 and 6. They may also have an opportunity to participate in junior high track, junior high soccer, and occasionally, junior high volleyball.
The academic day for elementary students begins at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. An Extended Day Program (EDP) is available before and after school, up until 5:00 p.m. The school year typically runs from early September through mid-June.