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Whitefish Christian Academy

820 Ashar Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937

Phone:
(406) 862-5875

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Whitefish Christian Academy, grounded in Christian excellence, is dedicated to assisting parents in the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of their children for the purpose of sending out Christian thinkers and doers of the Word to engage and transform our culture for Christ.

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 more

More Information

  • Calendars and clocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Pre-K students also participate in a formal art and music instruction, as well as P.E. Our program takes place in a school setting, the children wear uniforms and our immensely talented veteran teaching staff gives personalized instruction to children in preparation for Kindergarten. 3 & 5 day programs available.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
1. God, the Creator of the family, has given parents the overall responsibility for training their children (Eph. 6:4). Therefore, we desire to operate a school of high academic quality that will support the training that children receive in their home and church. The school will consult directly with parents about all major decisions affecting their child, except as required by law.
2. Reverence for the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Ps. 111:10) and that in God's Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col. 2:3). Therefore we desire to operate a school that will promote reverence for the Lord and
encourage inquiry into all areas of creation and culture for a Christ-centered perspective, guided by the divine truths of the Bible.
3. The influence of teachers as Christian models is essential in the educational experience of our children. Therefore we desire to operate a school that employs only dedicated Christian teachers, who are called by God to relate all areas of the curriculum to God's truth, who model mature Christian character, and who have used their God-given abilities to acquire superior academic training.
4. Christian education should encourage the "whole-person" development of students who learn to love the Lord God with all their hearts, souls, and minds. Therefore we desire to operate a school that produces students who are committed to Christ, who are able to analyze issues with biblical discernment, who are developing creative, artistic, and academic skills under
the lordship of Christ, who are committed to maintaining their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit, and who are maturing in their ability to live the Christian life and be "salt" and "light" in the culture and society in which God has placed them."
Excerpted from the school's website.

A Typical Day

8:20-8:30 Students arrive and begin centers.
8:50-9:15 Devotion & Prayer, flag & calendar, songs & warm-ups, Letter-of-the-week, theme story, "Super Star" student sharing.
9:15-9:40 Center Time #1, plus Activity Table
9:40 Recess
10:00 Bathroom break, Snack & Story
10:15-11:00 Center Time #2, plus Activity Table
11:20 Clean up & get ready (for 1/2-day students)
11:30 Dismissal in front of building (for 1/2-day kids)
Lunch, Recess
Afternoon Enrichment (for full-day students)

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on