LOWER SCHOOL | K5 – 4TH GRADE
At North Cobb Christian School, young learners from kindergarten through 4th grade thrive in a Christ-centered atmosphere designed to promote academic, spiritual, and social growth. With nurturing teachers and exceptional learning resources, students develop strong foundations as they become well-rounded Christian leaders.
NCCS LOWER SCHOOL DISTINCTIVES
Strong core classes.
Heavy emphasis is placed on the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and Bible, ensuring that Lower School students develop the proficiencies needed for all future learning. Each of these subjects is taught from a biblical perspective, allowing students to see how God’s Word is relevant in every area of life. Learn more Lower School curriculum distinctives here.
The Lower School core curriculum is enhanced by many special subjects, such as Spanish, art, music, technology/STEAM, and physical education. Led by passionate teachers, these enrichment opportunities help students discover their God-given gifts and talents early on.
We believe a complete education provides more than strong academic foundations. Partnering closely with parents, teachers cultivate values such as love, service, personal responsibility, respect, and integrity in the hearts of our students. A variety of leadership and service opportunities encourage meaningful growth throughout the Lower School years at NCCS.
Our curriculum is designed to make the most of students’ natural curiosity during the early years. Hands-on learning experiences foster critical thinking and effective teamwork skills. From reading and writing to science and social studies, students are given the tools to become confident and independent thinkers. A biblical framework encourages a continual pursuit of truth in learning.
RISE program for differentiated learning.
RISE (Research, Investigation, Study, & Exploration) is available to students in 2nd through 4th grade who demonstrate academic giftedness, maintain a high grade point average, and qualify through standardized test scores. Students enjoy 90 minutes per week of enrichment time that involves field trips and higher-level thinking activities.
Junior Kindergarten at NCCS provides a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for young 5-year-olds who may need a little more time to develop a strong beginning foundation. Our Junior Kindergarten program is designed to ensure that all students have the skills and confidence they need to achieve their full potential the following year in kindergarten.
One of the greatest privileges of being a student at NCCS is the opportunity to gather as a school for Chapel each week. Lower School students meet in the gym on Tuesday mornings for a time of worship, teaching, skits, videos, and other elements designed to help our students grow in Christ. Speakers include special guests, teachers and members of our school leadership. Parents and guests are always invited to join us for chapel.
Lower School Chapel is on Tuesday mornings in the gym:
1st – 4th | 8:10 – 8:45
K3 – K5 | 8:50 – 9:20
At NCCS, service is one of our Core Values. Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Our desire is to reach students with the good news of Jesus Christ and to help them become devoted followers of Christ. The best way to be the hands and feet of Christ is to serve others in His name. We provide our Lower School students with many opportunities throughout the school year to participate in service projects, volunteer opportunities, and community events. Our Lower Schoolers are known schoolwide for their hearts and hands that serve others!
Partnering with parents.
Our goal at North Cobb Christian School is to partner with you as the parent in preparing your child to fulfill God’s purpose for his or her life. We consider this partnership a great privilege that allows us to work together to cultivate hearts, challenge minds, and impact culture.