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Northwest Christian School

16401 N. 43rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85053

(602) 978-5134


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Teachers have had training in the Reggio-Emilia approach but it is not a formal preschool reflecting all of his philosophies.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Simple memory verses and key Bible stories.

From the Director:

Developmentally appropriate preschool where academics may be introduced in a developmentally approved. School days are approached thematically throughout the year.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All teachers have their CDA and work with students individually and in group activities. NCS preschool is a Quality First program.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Northwest Christian School is to provide a Bible-based program of education that enables students to develop a Christian world view.

The purpose of Northwest Christian School is to provide an educational program which upholds a standard of scholastic and behavioral excellence, furnishes instruction in Biblically-based Christian faith which enables students to develop a Christian world view, and prepares students to fulfill their God-ordained role in the home, the church, their country, and the world."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Each day preschoolers work in centers to complete work jobs, free time activities, outdoor play, and simple development PE activities. Emphasis is placed on corporative learning and developing a Christian world view from a preschool perspective.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year