Academics at ECA
On this page: Curriculum, Bible, Seatwork
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ECA offers an academically challenging curriculum with flexibility to meet the needs of individual students. Our teachers work to instil a feeling of self-worth and self-confidence in each student while also requiring that he or she recognise and be tolerant of the needs of others. The atmosphere is a balance between formal and informal, freedom and discipline.
There are 21 classes at ECA. Individual class sizes range from two teachers for every twenty-four students in the kindergarten to one teacher for every twenty-four students in grade school classes. In addition, we have specialist teachers in the areas of Physical Education, Music, Library, Computer and Spanish.
The God-given ministry of Christian schools is to lead young people to Christ and train them in the Bible, Christian character, language, and traditional subject matter. Today’s students need to be taught the accumulated wisdom of the past from God’s point of view and trained in the way they should go (Prov. 22:6) so they will have a firm foundation from which to evaluate the present and make proper decisions for the future. (A Beka Book©)
At Emmanuel Christian Academy, we recognize that Jesus Christ is the source of all knowledge and that according to Proverbs 10:4, "Wise men lay up knowledge."
We believe that the deliberate, specific and systematic teaching of the Bible is the foundation for all other learning.
The Bible is the guide for life; therefore, Bible study is a recognised part of the curriculum of Emmanuel Christian Academy. Bible time is the most important half hour of our school day. "From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures", 2 Timothy 3:15. All students have General Assembly once a week and a Bible class each day which includes Bible study, Scripture memorisation, and practical Christian teaching. In the Bible classes and Assembly, students use the King James Version of the Bible.
The lessons flow from the Word of God, through the heart of the teacher, to the heart of the student.
Seatwork is a period during the school day when students do pages of independent work in various subject areas. During this time, skills of self-discipline, independence and good work habits are reinforced and concepts taught are reviewed.