At Capitoland Christian School, we see each child as a unique and marvelous gift from God to parents and consider it a privilege to be a part of your child’s education. We admit students of any race, sex, creed, national or ethnic origin, and handicapping condition to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available. In addition, we do not discriminate in any of the aforementioned areas in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.

An application may be obtained by calling, emailing, or stopping by Capitoland. Each classroom is limited to a certain number of students and your child will not have a confirmed spot until the registration fee has been received. We require that a child be 4 years old on or by September 1st for the 4K program and 5 years old on or by September 1st for the 5K program. All kindergartners will be given a screening upon acceptance. Acceptance into other grade levels will require official transcripts from previous schools.

FEES

Registration: $75 per child for grades K4 – primary. NON-REFUNDABLE.

Book Fees: $200 per child for grades K4 – primary due by August 1st. NON-REFUNDABLE.

Tuition: Tuition is due the Wednesday before the billing cycle. There are three different payment options:

  • Annual Payment: $3700 is due by August 22. This is a $90 early payment discount for the school year.
  • Semi-Annual Payment Plan: $1855 is due with one payment by August 22 and the second payment by January 9. This is a $80 early payment discount for the school year.
  • Monthly Payment Plan: $370 is due every four weeks.

If you have multiple children in the school, there is a $35 per month discount for any additional child(ren).

CURRICULUM & OUTCOMES

Capitoland Christian Children’s Center’s school program desires to meet the needs of the whole child and to promote spiritual and moral growth, academic and intellectual progress, and physical and social-emotional development. Our emphasis is high quality education combined with the knowledge that God’s principles are the confirming basis for our actions and understanding. Our school program is operated as a ministry of Capitoland Christian Children’s Center. We are non-denominational and admit students of any background.

Teachers and staff members function as role models for students. The professional preparation of the instructional staff is a part of the school’s testimony and its commitment to parents to provide quality instruction for our students. The low student-to-teacher ratio also allows for more individual attention to each student.

Our school has the responsibility to provide the best education possible. As Christian educators, we desire to teach each student to accept individual responsibility to God for their actions and to challenge them to glorify God in every facet of his life.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Our Language Arts/Reading curriculum encompasses every facet of language. Children will begin their school experience with a reading readiness program which is built on a foundation of meaningful language experiences, sound-symbol relationships and the structure of language. Their skills are acquired through natural learning situations in which reading, writing, speaking, signing, and listening are practiced. As each year progresses, additional bricks of reading comprehension, spelling, phonics and more challenging literature-based activities are laid. Students exercise their increase language skills through activities such as book making, letter writing and dramatic play. Our goal is to equip and prepare your child with the essential skills needed to succeed in school and throughout his/her life.

By the end of 4K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Spell his or her first and last name.
  • Recognize all 26 upper and lowercase letters.
  • Know the relationship between letters and sounds.
  • Recognize and spell some simple words.
  • Know the different parts of a book (i.e. front and back cover, title page).

By the end of 5K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Read sight words.
  • Use letters to make words.
  • Read and write high frequency words with accuracy.
  • Identify short and long letter sounds.

At the end of 1st grade, your child should be able to:

  • Read and answer questions about a text.
  • Write informative or imagined stories.
  • Form grade level words and sentences.
  • Understands sounds in words.  

By the end of 2nd grade, your child should be able to:

  • Ask and answer questions about a text.
  • Read for understanding.
  • Revise and edit work.

MATH

Our mathematics program emphasizes the development of children’s mathematical experiences and stresses the practical application of mathematics to daily life. In order to prepare students for the information age, we integrate the use of calculators into the math lessons. Our goal is to help the students apply their knowledge to solve problems within mathematics and other disciplines.

By the end of 4K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Count from zero to twenty.
  • Identify basic shapes (i.e. triangle, circle, rhombus, and rectangle).
  • Identify basic colors (i.e. red, yellow, blue, green, orange, black, white and pink).
  • Identify patterns.

By the end of 5K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Write numbers to 20.
  • Understand and uses less than, greater than, and equal to.
  • Skip count by twos, fives, and tens.
  • Complete simple addition and subtraction problems (1+3=4, 4-1=3).
  • Sort objects into categories/classes.
  • Identify math symbols (+, -, =) and use positional words (left, right, on, over, under, etc.).

By the end of 1st grade, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Use strategies to add and subtract within 20.
  • Measure lengths.
  • Use mathematical thinking for reasoning.

By the end of 2nd grade, your child should be able to:

  • Solve problems within 100.
  • Use place value.
  • Plot graphs.

SCIENCE

Our science curriculum consists of hand-on activities, experiments and field trips. We teach the children to use scientific processes such as observation, prediction, and recording any analyzing information. We model a love and respect of God’s earth and His many creatures. Through science activities, children will gain knowledge about how plants, animals, and people are interdependent.

By the end of 4K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Know the different seasons and describe weather.
  • Know basic parts of the human body, such as head, hands, feet, etc., and will learn about the five senses.
  • Learn about plants/animals and demonstrate knowledge of animals and their habitats.
  • Understand the concepts of measurement and motion (i.e. push/pull, weight).

By the end of 5K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Know what body part is used to gather sensory information.
  • Use the words never, sometimes, and always to describe the chance of things happening.
  • Talk about observations using new vocabulary.
  • Compare measures of distance, weight, and height (longer, higher, heavier, etc.).

By the end of 1st grade, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Recognize motion and predictable patterns.
  • Understand plant structures and regeneration processes.

By the end of 2nd grade, your child should be able to:

  • Identify different life stages.
  • Identify states of matter.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Our social studies curriculum is comprised of the study of family, community, geography, current events, history, and social skills, field trips expand what we learn in the classroom. Special speakers come in and share their experience with the students.

By the end of 4K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Know about different institutions and public service officials in the community (firefighters, librarians, teachers, police officers, etc.).
  • Understand that rules help to keep us safe and follow rules and directions.
  • Know that everyone is different in their own way, including language, traditions, areas in which we live, foods we eat, ability levels, body types, etc.
  • Know that God made all people the way they are and that we should be kind to everyone and show God’s love.

By the end of 5K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Identify and explain community symbols (traffic signs, traffic lights, etc.).
  • Locate water and land using a globe or map.
  • Give examples of authority figures and describe their roles in daily life.

By the end of 1st grade, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Read and create maps.
  • Have an understanding of the relationship between goods and services (money).

By the end of 2nd grade, your child should be able to:

  • Make decisions about money/cost.  
  • Utilize resolution skills.

EXPLORATORY CLASSES: ART, MUSIC, HEALTH, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Our goal is to promote innovative thinking, creative expression, and develop social competency. Through the exploration of a wide variety of media, musical activities, and actively engaging in activities promoting overall physical fitness and health, the children will become more widely aware of different ways of expressing themselves. They will build new skills which can be applied in many different activities. We build healthy, lifelong learners.

By the end of 4K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Separate from caregivers with ease.
  • Recite address and phone number from memory.
  • Trace and cut different types of lines.
  • Keep a steady beat.
  • Establish right or left hand dominance.
  • Exhibit different movements (running, skipping, walking, etc.)
  • Continue developing balance and hand-eye coordination.

By the end of 5K, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Hold pencil and scissors correctly.
  • Speak clearly.
  • Listen without interrupting.
  • Know the musical alphabet.
  • Understand the healthy benefits of exercise and movement.

By the end of 1st grade, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Predict and respond to others’ feelings and nonverbal emotions.
  • Verbalize different feelings and states of mind.

By the end of 2nd grade, your child should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Recognize differences and commonalities.
  • Utilize conflict resolution skills.
  • Develop a feelings vocabulary.  

BIBLE

The Bible is an important part of our teaching. We share stories from the Bible and integrate them into our overall curriculum. We model and practice the moral principles found in scripture. Our goal is for the children to attain the following knowledge bases while attending Capitoland Christian School:

  • God loves us. He sent His Son to die on the cross and come back again to save us from our sins.
  • We can ask Jesus to come into our heart and help us.
  • God wants us to do good things and be kind to others. He will help us if we ask Him.
  • Be familiar with Old Testament stories, including Moses, Noah, and creation, as well as New Testament accounts.