Instructional methods in the grammar school include direct instruction, memorization, and a variety of multi-sensory approaches to reading and
arithmetic. Students learn to read through an intensive phonics program developed by the linguist, Romalda Spalding. By the end of the fourth grade, tudents have learned and can apply the twenty nine spelling rules that govern the English language. English grammar is taught through oral and written diagramming of sentences. In middle school English and Latin grammar are taught together.
New Covenant kindergarten is a “reading-readiness” year; all New Covenant students begin reading with basic fluency by October of the first grade year.
Basic arithmetic and math skills begin in kindergarten with incremental progress and looping review built in. Overall, the emphasis is on the mastery of basic skills in the context of a teacher-centered classroom, and our curricular choices reflect this emphasis.
|Kindergarten||First Grade||Second Grade||Third Grade||Fourth Grade|
|Spalding Phonics||Spalding Phonics||Spalding Phonics||Spalding Phonics||Spalding Phonics|
|Language Arts & Reading||Language Arts, Reading & Excellence in Writing||Language Arts, Reading & Excellence in Writing||Language Arts, Reading & Excellence in Writing||Language Arts, Reading & Excellence in Writing|
|Sattler Latin||Sattler Latin||Sattler Latin||Sattler Latin||Latin - Classical Academic Press|
|Shurley Grammar||Shurley Grammar||Shurley Grammar||Shurley Grammar||Shurley Grammar|
|Saxon Math||Saxon Math||Saxon Math||Saxon Math||Saxon Math|
|General Music||General Music||General Music||General Music||Band or Violin|
|Art Media||Art Media||Art Media||Art Media||Art Media|
|History Time-line (NCS)||History Time-line & Americana||History Time-line & Ancient Egypt||History Time-Line & Greece and Rome||History Time-line &
|Unit Studies in Science||Unit Studies in Science||Unit Studies in Science||Unit Studies in Science||Unit Studies in Science|
|Physical Education||Physical Education||Physical Education||Physical Education||Physical Education|