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Campbell Christian School

1075 W. Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

Phone:
(408) 370-4900

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

"Educational research indicates that preschool-aged children are in the 'preoperational stage' of learning-needing to learn from actual objects-and are on the threshold of the 'concrete operational' stage-being able to learn from symbols and signs (sign/symbol based skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic). Children are also on another kind of threshold-the threshold of participation in the formal school setting. Curriculum CCS employs the High/Scope Curriculum, which recognizes these critical thresholds. The curriculum relies heavily on active, child-initiated learning experiences during which children plan, or express their intentions; carry out their intentions in play experiences; and then reflect on their accomplishments. This is opposed to learning by rote or memorization. Outcomes of such key active learning activities include the development of dispositions important to lifelong learning-initiative, curiosity, trust, confidence, independence, responsibility, and divergent thinking." Extracted from http://campbellchristian.org

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught "CCS employs the High/Scope Curriculum, which recognizes these critical thresholds. The curriculum relies heavily on active, child-initiated learning experiences during which children plan, or express their intentions; carry out their intentions in play experiences; and then reflect on their accomplishments. This is opposed to learning by rote or memorization. Outcomes of such key active learning activities include the development of dispositions important to lifelong learning-initiative, curiosity, trust, confidence, independence, responsibility, and divergent thinking." Extracted from http://campbellchristian.org

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Campbell Christian Schools is governed by a Board of Directors under the oversight of the elders of the Campbell Church of Christ, an independent non-denominational church that is committed to 'a non-sectarian concept of God, total dependence on God and His grace, a truth-seeking spirit of open inquiry, a Christ-centered daily life, and a spirit of radiant love for all men, women, and children.'

Campbell Christian School commits to educational excellence in conjunction with biblical values. In the spiritual area, we desire that each child develop a Christian world-view, a love for God and a greater understanding of His attributes as God develops faith in them. In the socio-emotional area, it is the goal of the school to develop a child who realizes who he is and how he relates to authority, family, and peers. In the intellectual area, our philosophy emphasizes an active learning environment where each child is challenged and an enthusiasm for learning is developed. In the physical area, we are committed to teaching skills and teamwork as well as healthy care and appreciation of their bodies."

Extracted from http://campbellchristian.org

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school