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Excel Christian School

1125 N. Stanford Way
Sparks, NV 89431

(775) 356-9995


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Students will find joy in the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. They will . . . Understand that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom; Value intellectual inquiry and engage in the open, honest exchange of ideas; Discern, understand, and appreciate fine literature; Express themselves creatively and intelligently through writing; Value the mental development of thinking mathematically; Stand in awe of God’s creation as discovered through science and implemented through technology; Enjoy the drama of human history and relate it to the events of the world today; Appreciate quality in all forms of music and visual arts; and Discover their innate talents and abilities and maximize them in their chosen life's work. Be so fascinated with the joy of discovery that they commit themselves to lifelong learning through college, career training, and personal enrichment.

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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
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
Music more

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  • Plenty of singing!
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We use a mix of various publishers. Our goal is to find the best curriculum for each subject and each grade. Teachers have input as to which curriculum fits their teaching style and the needs of their students.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Mission of Excel Christian School is to motivate students to find joy in the pursuit of spritual, moral, relational, and intellectual excellence.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Excel has an active Parent Teacher Fellowship as well as open houses, school-wide activities, and community service events.