How do first graders spend their day at Ad Fontes Academy?

In the Joyful Pursuit of Loving to Learn!

First Graders at Ad Fontes construct the building blocks of a classical Christian education in a fun and engaging environment where the heart of the child is front and center.

Young children are blessed with an amazing capacity to memorize and a natural desire to soak up information. We nurture that innate desire throughout the curriculum as children memorize everything from grammar jingles and poems to Bible verses and math facts. Beginning to create this vast storehouse of information is exciting for them and provides a solid foundation for all that is ahead!

The Building Blocks of a Classical Christian Education

Our First-Grade, integrated curriculum covers the core areas of mathematics, phonics, spelling, grammar, science, the Bible, and history. Also offered are music, art, and physical education to create a rich experience filled with opportunities for students to explore new skills and ideas. Our curriculum aims at mastery of the building blocks of knowledge in each academic area with methods and content that are based upon proven educational research. We are consistently amazed by what our students can accomplish.

An example of our integrated curriculum for first graders is their study of the chronological cycles of history – beginning with the ancient civilizations and continuing through the fall of the Roman Empire. They hear fun stories about sea monsters from the Odyssey and build upon this in the higher grades when they read the Odyssey and the Iliad. When they learn about ancient civilizations in history, they also learn what the ancients studied in science such as the stars, geology, and weather.

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“When people ask us why we send our children to Ad Fontes, I have so many wonderful reasons that I can’t usually get them all out in one conversation. It’s about intentionally pouring life-giving truths into their hungry spirits every day. ”
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First Grade Overview

Our focus lays a strong foundation for a classical Christian education, learning God’s Word and applying it in all subjects.

  • Reading, Writing, Grammar, Math, Science, and History
  • Devotions, chapel, and Bible classes
  • Physical education, poetry, art, field trips, music, and special events
  • A fun and engaging curriculum

What you can expect:

  • Weekly and often daily communications from teachers.
  • Full day program from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with a small class size of not more than 20 students.
  • After school care available through the Schole Club.

“As you’re making decisions for your child’s future, listen to Him. He guides, directs and provides.”
AFA Parent

Open Enrollment

We encourage all First Grade applicants to apply as soon as possible because space is limited. Learn about our applications process and timing.

Ready to start learning more about starting your student at Ad Fontes? Fill out this form and we will contact you. You can also register for an Open House to learn more about the classical Christian education at Ad Fontes Academy.

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What Makes Ad Fontes Different?

An Ad Fontes education nurtures students’ hearts, souls, and minds. Our faith in Jesus Christ shapes every aspect of our curriculum and culture. Our classical model of education is a rigorous, relational, and time-honored approach designed to equip students with the tools they need to think for themselves and to communicate articulately.

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