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Curriculum Survey

Instructional methods in the grammar school include direct instruction, memorization, and a variety of multi-sensory approaches to reading and

Spalding Phonics, Shurley Grammar, and Excellence in Writing along with early Latin instruction, provide a foundation in language arts.

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 & ReadingExcellence in Writing &Language ArtsExcellence in Writing & Language ArtsExcellence in Writing & Language ArtsExcellence in Writing & Language Arts
Sattler Latin
Sattler Latin
Sattler Latin
Sattler Latin
Latin - Classical Academic
Shurley GrammarShurley GrammarShurley GrammarShurley Grammar
Saxon Math
Saxon Math
Saxon Math
EnVision 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 &
Middle Ages
Physical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical Education
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel