Lower School (Grades 1–5)
We strive to educate the whole child – spiritually, socially, and physically.
Our curriculum has been chosen and developed to meet these goals and our teachers have been hired because they are equipped for and committed to nurturing the whole child.
The elementary grades number 15 to 25 students per self-contained classroom. Strong emphasis is placed on studying and memorizing God’s word, on the basic skill areas of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and mathematics, and on specialized areas of Art, Music, and Physical Education.
Each lower school teacher is a qualified Christian educator with at least one degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Some classes also have a skilled aide.
ODCA is characterized by order and friendliness in its lower school classrooms. Students are taught respect for one another, value individual differences, for personal property, and for those in authority.
A close relationship is maintained between parents and teachers for the benefit of each child.
Subjects taught are Bible, Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, and Physical Education. All students attend weekly Chapel.
Middle School (Grades 6–8)
The middle school student is in a period of transition.
This transition includes physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual changes. He/she also is in the midst of academic change. He/she is moving from an elementary level education to secondary level education. Open Door Christian Academy’s middle school program seeks to minister to the special needs of students at this crucial stage in their development. It is our goal to provide a program that will help children of Christian parents develop Academic excellence as well as a Christian world view.
Students in grades 6–8 leave the self-contained classroom for the “homeroom system” in which academic subjects are taught by specialists. As in the lower school, classes are small to allow for efficient teacher-student interaction.
Necessary courses include Bible, English, Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Computer, Physical Education, Art, Music and Foreign Language. All students attend Chapel once a week.
Extracurricular activities, including music and sports, are important to promote Christian character and moral fitness, lifetime interest in other areas, and school spirit. Activities for both boys and girls include: choir, band, soccer, field hockey, basketball, softball, track and field.