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His Kids Christian School

650 Saxonburg Road
Butler, PA 16002

(724) 352-8177


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

Two-day sessions are geared to introducing 3- and 4-year old students to a formal school setting. Socialization and general language and pre-literacy concepts and skills are stressed. Three-day morning and afternoon sessions get students ready for more formal academic learning. Pre-kindergarten readiness skills are reinforced. More proficient students (sometimes 3rd-year preschool students) are taught at their own pace and enriched in areas needed.

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
  • Songs, movement activities, library
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
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Physical exploration
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Listening stations
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
  • Many materials and activities to encourage both individual play and group sharing are provided.
Other subjects taught Students are given daily Bible instruction. Lessons are rich with discussion, examples, songs, and movement activties. Students also have weekly access to the school library where they hear stories and borrow books for home use.

From the Director:

Pre-literacy and literacy skills are stressed throughout each session. Stories are read to children and sharing time is given each day. Teachers demonstrate Christian values through their words and examples.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers at His Kids Christian School are very proficient at working with students with both disabilities as well as with those who are in need of enrichment. Small class sizes and continuing professional development make this possible.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Students of all faiths are welcome at His Kids Christian School. Families are encouraged to participate as educational partners all during the school year. Individual differences and learning styles are acknowledged and lessons are geared to assuring academic success for all students. Curriculum is adjusted to help students meet state standards in all areas.

His Kids Christian School offers a unique Kindergarten Plus program. Students start the school year by attending half-day sessions. One full-day session is added at each 9-week grading period. By the end of the school year, students attend Kindergarten Plus for 3 full-day and 2 half-day sessions. In this way, students are gradually made more ready to attend first grade full-day sessions.

A Typical Day

His Kids Christian School serves children from Preschool through Grade 6. The school is located in the South Butler County School District; busing is provided by four local districts: South Butler, Butler, Mars Area, and Freeport Area. Calvary Day Care is located within the His Kids Christian School building. Many students attend Calvary Day Care both before school and after school while attending His Kids Christian School during the school day.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to be involved with their child's daily progress. Through notes, charts, and telephone calls, parents are kept informed about needs or progress. Extra work is sent home when appropriate. Parenting workshops are periodically offered on timely topics. Some examples of parent workshops have been Bullying and "Getting Dads Involved."


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage parents to bring students in for an orientation and visit before school starts. On that day, teachers do activities with students to help them become familiar with what they will do when school begins.