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Jackson Christian School - Elementary

801 Halstead Boulevard
Jackson, MI 49203

(517) 784-6161


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Although our day includes free play choices, our teachers guide the learning by setting up centers and activities. We are structured, but child centered. Children learn to cooperate with others, follow directions, and use good manners.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • white boards and erasible markers
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Numerous math activities including: calendar, sorting and counting materials, clocks, pattern blocks, measuring tools
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • magnets, and balance scales
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • We enjoy singing to our own piano.
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • outdoor "race cars" and a circular track.
Other subjects taught We have a former missionary to Mexico come into our classroom and teach Spanish, and then we reinforce her lessons during the week. We also visit our wonderful Library weekly to gain an appreciation for books. Our class thoroughly enjoys Physical Education in our full sized gym with a certified Physical Education instructor!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because our environment is so richly diverse, every students is challenged to explore his/her environment. Our teachers have a wealth of experience,
and many opportunities to seek help from other educators within our building.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Kiingdom Kids seeks to provide an excellent academic, spiritual and social atmosphere to help young ones thrive. Every activity we do is centered around the Bible as the foundation for living, and our goal is to "equip our students to impact the world for Christ."

A Typical Day

Our day begins with the Pledge of Alliegiance, Prayer, and calendar time, followed by Bible lessons. We do art and activities that reinforce the letter or emphasis of the week.
We have many learning center stations around the classroom which encourage students to use their senses to explore their environment. Children learn best by doing, so we have activities geared toward making learning fun and enjoyable. We play on our wonderful enclosed playground every day that the weather permits. Our preschool has the privilege of being attached to the Christian elementary school, so we have access to a full library, Spanish class and gym class as well.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our school participates in RENWEB which allows parents to go online to access school information and our weekly newsletters. We have parent/ teacher conferences every fall, and teachers are always willing to spend time with parents to discuss special needs of students. Our school has many Open House opportunities, and encourages parents to get involved in the school life!


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have a "popsicle party" in August to help introduce students to their new classroom and friends, as well as to allow the parents to meet one another.