Our students' individual needs are met with a balanced blend of phonics and whole language. Our Project Based Learning (PBL) units utilize a multi-subject base. Students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to topics and/or questions that are of particular interest to them.
The latest research shows that children who participate in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs do much better academically than students who don’t. Students who are given SEL experiences also demonstrate greater social skills, success in relationship building and teamwork, less emotional distress, better attitudes, and fewer behavioral problems. C.S. Lewis Academy Kindergarten combines their SEL program with the Christian character traits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22) to prepare their students for success as they continue their studies.
Successful students are students who can solve problems both in the classroom and in life. In the C.S. Lewis Academy Kindergarten, learning problem-solving skills can be as simple (and as difficult) as learning how and when to share, or how and when to take turns. However, in mastering this problem-solving strategy, kindergartners internalize the process of problem solving and, as they grow older, will apply their “problem-solver” thinking to become critical thinkers and successful students.
"My daughter comes home from kindergarten excited to tell me about her day, a far cry from her preschool answer of, "I did nothing today." I've appreciated the support from Ms. Cavanaugh and other faculty with the occasional growing pains we've had as she adjusted to kindergarten. She has become confident and enthusiastic about learning. C.S. Lewis Academy is very good about teaching respect and honor while maintaining a fun educational environment." Rachel, CSLA Kindergarten Parent