Preschool Curriculum

Pre-K2

The two-year-old program meets the need of the whole child. Organization, habit training, and socialization are balanced with the introduction to many new spiritual and academic concepts during the year. This year is so foundational to the development of your child. As they come to school each morning we want them to learn in a way that is fun, creative, and developmentally appropriate. Westwood Christian uses the ABeka Curriculum. Our classroom time is teacher directed. Here are a few of the areas emphasized during the year:

  • Daily Bible lessons, songs, and storytelling
  • Developing social skills
  • Practicing good manners and habits
  • Identifying colors, shapes, alphabet, and numbers
  • Improving motor skills through physical activities and manipulatives
  • Many themes are covered during the year to develop social awareness of our community and needs

Pre-K3

The three-year-old pre-kindergarten is an academic program. Westwood Christian uses the ABeka Curriculum in the preschool classes. During the class time the children will be introduced to the following:

  • Bible: Themed and Bible Character Lessons, Bible memory, music, and story retelling
  • Development: Motor skills, socialization skills, organization, and good character are emphasized daily
  • Language Development: Listening skills that include, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, and science
  • Language Arts: Letter recognition in upper and lower case, beginning letter sounds
    Recognition: Name, sound, and picture for short vowels and consonants.
  • Numbers: Counting 1-30, number concepts 1-15, concepts of number words - more, less, bigger, smaller, etc.
  • Spanish: Music, vocabulary, and language development

In order to enter the three-year-old program, each child must be potty trained.

Pre-K4

Many children who complete their preschool education at Westwood Christian Preschool go above and beyond the basic capabilities that are required for kindergarten entrance. Many kindergarten programs expect students to enter with the ability to recognize letters and numbers, trace and cut with scissors, and have social skills such as the ability to follow classroom rules and obey authority. In fact, many pre-kindergarten students can read simple one- and two-vowel words and even sentences. Most students can clearly write their name as well as many other words and numbers. Classroom rules are based on Biblical principles such as kindness, respect, and obedience.

Bible

  • Incorporating Bible truths into daily living
  • Prayer, memory verses, and songs
  • Lessons from Old and New Testament
  • Story retelling

Phonics and Reading

  • Recognizing consonants and sounds
  • Recognizing vowels and sounds
  • Learning to blend two letters together (for example: ta, te, ti, to, tu)
  • Learning to sound out one-vowel words
  • Learning to sound out two-vowel words
  • Reading Circles beginning during the second semester

Writing

  • Students learn cursive writing in a program that is correlated with phonics

Numbers

  • Counting 1-100
  • Distinguishing between more or less and before and after numbers
  • Identifying Ordinal Positions (for example: first, second, etc.)
  • Identifying simple combinations
  • Moving from concrete to abstract
  • Recognizing and understanding the concepts of numbers
  • Writing numbers 1-20
Florida VPK voucher is accepted at Westwood Christian School.

Elementary Curriculum

Grades K5-2 use Abeka materials, a Christian curriculum which has a strong emphasis on phonics as well as math facts and skills. In the intermediate and upper grades (2-5), a blend of Abeka and Bob Jones curriculums are used which incorporate higher-order thinking with a Biblical worldview.

Arithmetic
Fundamentals of math: adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, fractions
Art
Bible
Computers
History and Geography
Language Arts
Music
Physical Education
Science
Spanish
Stem Lab
Writing
Fifth Grade Electives

Middle and High School Curriculum

Middle School

Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade Courses
  • Bible: Christian Living
  • Sixth Grade Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Language Arts I
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Electives: Middle School Physical Education, Band, and Chorus
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade

Middle and High School Clubs

2022-2023 Clubs
  • Board Games
  • Brain Bowl
  • Chess
  • Clash Royale
  • Dressing for Success
  • Golfing
  • Hang Out and Read
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kickball
  • Volleyball
  • Wallstreet
  • Wordle
  • Yearbook
  • Yo-Yo

Where Are Our Graduates?

High School

Bible
High School Bible Courses
  • New Testament Survey
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Bible Doctrines
  • Career Research & Decision Making
  • Revelation
  • Philosophy
English
Social Studies
Science
Mathematics
Foreign Languages
Vocational Courses
Fine Arts
Physical Education

Advanced Placement and Honors

Honors
Honors Courses
  • Algebra I Honors
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Anatomy & Physiology Honors
  • Chemistry Honors
  • English I Honors
  • English II Honors
  • Geometry Honors
  • Physical Science Honors
  • Physics Honors
  • Pre-Calculus Honors
  • World History Honors
Advanced Placement

Student Ambassador Program

We are privileged to have a group of Student Ambassadors that represent and demonstrates the greatness of our school. Leadership skills and strong values are two main requirements for those who wish to be evaluated and nominated for this program.

Educational Student Support

Strive

The mission of the S.T.R.I.V.E. program is to equip students with varying learning differences. The student will acquire innovative strategies and tools which will enable them to obtain individual victories in their educational journey.

Fine Arts

Band, choir, and art are an integral part of our students' creative development. They will develop vocal, instrumental, and artistic skills to use professionally, recreationally, or in any other capacity. These abilities are applied in our chapel worship team, band and choir concerts, and art expos. Fine arts enrich our core classes and provide a complete, well-rounded education.

Accreditations

Our Teachers

At Westwood Christian School, we are privileged to have a professional, knowledgeable, and faith-based staff. Our teachers possess the academic experience required to provide a unique and enthusiastic learning environment. Our faculty strives to develop a generation with academic excellence and a strong biblical faith.