Bay Area Christian Elementary consists of kindergarten through sixth grade. We strive for a biblically based and rigorous academic program balanced with fine arts and physical education. Our desire is to partner with parents to train students in kingdom education—a life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child to Christ, building the child up in Christ and equipping the child to serve Christ. Knowing that God cares how we educate the next generation, our goal is to be intentional and generationally-focused (according to Psalm 78) about our teaching, our students, our learning environment, our curriculum, our educational aims, and our methods. We hope to foster a learning community where we consciously and consistently evaluate what we teach, why we teach, and how we will teach within the framework of a biblical worldview (Deuteronomy 6:4-7).
The elementary school consists of kindergarten through grade six. Kindergarten classes are structured and students are taught academic skills according to school-set standards. Students in grades one and two are given more instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, and Bible than in fine arts, social studies, health, and science. More attention is given in the older grades to science, language arts, and math. Throughout all elementary grades, the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics are stressed. Various curriculum materials are implemented in grades K-6. Textbook publishers include ABeka, Bob Jones Press, Institute for Excellence in Writing, and Association of Christian School International. We believe, no matter what text is used, that the teacher is the main point of biblical integration and the living curriculum in the classroom.
We are delighted that you have chosen Bay Area Christian School for your child’s educational training. We look forward to partnering with your home to provide a quality, Christ-centered classroom environment, in which your child will be nurtured for academic and spiritual growth. Our elementary faculty has provided the following readiness areas, which we hope will be beneficial for children preparing to enter our school for the first time. The Abeka curriculum is used in grades K-6. It is an excellent academic curriculum having Christian principles and values taught throughout all subjects. If you have any questions after viewing the following link, please contact our school office.
The curriculum in the French Section of the Lower School is designed to foster an interest in foreign language, as well as establish a foundation for further study.
Students have the opportunity to study French or Spanish for one semester during their Fine Arts rotation and Art and Music for the other semester.
Introductory and Intermediate French classes are offered to second through sixth grade students. Introductory Spanish classes are offered to third through fifth grade students.
Before and after school supervision, known as Extended Care, is provided to assist parents who need additional supervision for children outside of the supervised 7:40 am - 3:35 pm school day.
Morning Extended Care for all K-6 students begins in the Kids' Commons at 7:00 am. 7:40 to 8:00 am is not a charged supervisory time. During this time, supervision is provided by teachers as a portion of their morning duty before students are released to class at 8:00 am.
In the afternoon, we will provide supervision to Extended Care students beginning at 3:15. Students who are in car line and not picked up by 3:35 will be checked into Extended Care and billing will be activated from 3:15.
Rates are per hour at $5.00 per child. Late fees will be assessed after 6:00 pm at a rate of $1.00 per minute.