The Washington New Church School offers multi-grade classrooms from Jr. Kindergarten through tenth grade
- Because of our small size each of our classrooms consist of two grades – Jr. Kindergarten are together with Kindergarten, 1st grade together with 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th The upper grades also have two grades in each homeroom but these grades are separated for certain subjects like Geometry or Algebra. For the past 40+ years we have found this to be quite successful and actually to have a number of social advantages over single-grade classrooms.
- We begin each day with homeroom worship or a chapel service. Most of the classes have chapel in their home rooms so that instruction during worship can fit that class’s religion curriculum and be more age appropriate. However, once a week, all of the school children (with the exception of the kindergarten) join in the sanctuary for chapel together. Beginning each day focusing on the Lord and His Word supports all of what we do here.
- Our program is rigorously academic. Students must participate in class and do their work or they will quickly fall behind. We work hard to meet the needs of all students and with the help of parents and a good attitude from the students themselves each student can have success. However, we have limited training and resources for special needs children.
- We offer a full curriculum which includes along with the standard academic subjects – religious studies, performance and visual arts, computer literacy, languages, music and physical education.
- Our church inspired Curriculum chart 2017-2018 integrates national standards with distinctive Spiritual Concepts. Although we use our church inspired curriculum we also use many Textbook List (Standardized) 2017 in subjects like Math and language arts.
- Unlike many of the public schools we do not give frequent Standardized tests and we do not teach to the tests. Yet to insure that our students are at or above the national standard grade levels we use the IOWA Test of Basic skills (a national standardized test) each year for grades 3 – 8.
- Historically our average test results have been consistently outstanding.