Curriculum Overviews

Early Childhood (Preschool-Kindergarten)

          Highlights of Learning

  • Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum which follows the Illinois State Early Learning Standards
  • State certified teachers with classroom teachers aides
  • Phonics: Jolly Phonics & Haggerty Phonics
  • Reading/Writing/Literacy: Harcourt Treasures Literacy
  • Math: Envision Math
  • Religion- Concordia One in Christ
  • Technology: Smartboards, iPads, digital photography, and other current technology tools
  • Age-Appropriate, Engaging Worship
  • Take-home learning activities , bags, and buddies
  • Spanish language/cultural instruction
  • Technology integration through the use of Smartboards, iPads, digital photography, and other current technology tools
  • Aimsweb benchmark testing three times per year (Kindergarten)
  • Indoor and outdoor play in two gyms, a motor room, and two playgrounds

          Field Trips

  • Community Helper Visits and Field Trips:Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Dentists, Veterinarians , Nurse, and others
  • Thematic Field Trips:Pumpkin Patch, Apple Orchard, Marriott Theater, Long Grove Confectionary,Francesca’s Restaurant
  • Children’s Museums/Zoos:Kohl Children’s, DuPage Children’s, Lego Land, Brookfield Zoo

          Special Events

  • Enrichment Events: Preschool Pumpkin, Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, Family Reading Night, Grandparents/VIP Day,Restaurant Night
  • Thematic Days: P.J. day, Sports Day, Super Hero Day, Wild West Day, Turkey Trots
  • Family Service & Fellowship Events
  • Cultural Arts Assemblies
  • National Lutheran Schools Week
  • Week of the Young Child
  • Preschool Road Rally
  • Spring Fine Arts Festival

     Elementary (Grades 1-5)

    Highlights of Learning

  • Pathways to Learning Differentiation Program in Math and Reading
  • Reading/Writing/Literacy: Harcourt Treasures
  • Phonics: Haggerty
  • Math: Envision
  • STEM Science program
  • Science: McMillan-McGraw Hill
  • Religion- Concordia One in Christ
  • Social Studies: Scott Foresman
  • Technology - Smartboards, iPads, digital photography, & other current technology tools
  • Music- Recorder instruction- 3rd Grade and Band- 4th & 5th Grades
  • Academic and Fine Arts Competitions
  • Weekly Chapel Services
  • Aimsweb benchmark testing three times per year in Math and Reading
  • Spanish & French language/cultural instruction and experiences
  • School Library and Computer Lab

    Field Trips

  • The Grove, Rolling Meadows Historic House, Cantigny, Chicago History Museum, Concordia University, Morton Arboretum, Lutheran Home, Shedd Aquarium, River Trails Nature Center, Microsoft, Art Institute, Marriott Theater, Kline Creek Farm, Metropolis

     Special Events

  • Enrichment Events: Family Reading Night, Grandparents/VIP Day
  • Family Service & Fellowship Events
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Cultural Arts Assemblies
  • National Lutheran Schools Week
  • Animal Museum
  • Spring Fine Arts Festival
  • Field Day

     Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    Highlights of Learning

  • Advisory Groups
  • Multi levels of Math Instruction
  • Math- Glencoe Math &Littell Algebra
  • Science-Pearson/Prentice Hall
  • Religion- Concordia One in Christ
  • History-Prentice Hall
  • Literature- Prentice Hall
  • English- Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary
  • Technology - Smartboards, iPads, digital photography, &other current technology tools
  • Academic and Fine Arts Competitions
  • Weekly Chapel Services
  • Science Fair
  • Aimsweb benchmark testing three times per year in Math and Reading
  • Spanish language/cultural instruction and experiences
  • School Library and Computer Lab
  • Leadership Opportunities in student organizations
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Spring Musical

    Field Trips

  • Walcamp Outdoor Education Week
  • IMAX
  • Chicago Architectural Boat Trip
  • Bowling
  • Ski Trip
  • Washington DC
  • Mission Trips: South Africa

    Special Events

  • Grandparents Day
  • Family Service & Fellowship Events
  • Classroom Holiday Parties
  • Cultural Arts Assemblies
  • National Lutheran Schools Week
  • Winter & Spring Fine Arts Concerts & Festivals
  • Field Day