PreK-8th Grade Curriculum
Our goal is not just to teach children to read, but to form life-long, confident readers. We know that one size does not fit all. Teachers work hard to address each child’s individual learning needs through careful assessment and program placement. Proven curricula, such as Reading Mastery, Reading A-Z, Corrective Reading, and Sadlier Phonics are utilized to teach literacy skills to students. Reading instruction takes place during a daily workshop, where students work one on one with the teacher to receive personalized instruction and support.
Science at IC is taught using the Science Fusion program. Science fusion offers students lessons using dynamic content and rich media components. In addition, the program is geared for hands-on, minds-on learning. Science Fusion helps immerse our K–8 students in the wonders of the world around them as they build science literacy, engineering ability, and STEM skills.
The writing program at IC focuses on creating a community of engaged writers. Students are explicitly taught the writing process and produce published pieces in the genres of expository, persuasive, and narrative writing. Fundamental writing skills are also taught and practiced, including instruction in grammar and mechanics, spelling, and handwriting. Programs such as Handwriting Without Tears, High Performance Writing, and Spelling Mastery provide the resources and methods students need to become fluent and confident writers.
Becoming a good citizen often starts at home, but IC believes it is important that those lessons extend into the classroom. While studying social studies, students connect with their community, their country, and beyond. Here, they begin to understand what it means to be a contributing member of society.
IC places a strong emphasis on developing strong math competencies in all students. The TouchMath program is the school’s core mathematics curriculum in grades K-5. TouchMath is a multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts appealing and accessible for students who struggle to understand grade-level content. In middle school, the student begin to prepare for high school by completing a basic math course followed by
Teaching students to know, love, and serve God is the foundation of our mission at IC. Students take an active role in understanding and participating in faith formation. Engaging in meaningful tasks and service projects, students learn to recognize and live their lives as Disciples of Christ.