Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
How do the littlest students at Ad Fontes Academy spend their days? In the joyful pursuit of loving to learn.
In Junior K and Kindergarten, students and teachers begin to construct the building blocks of a classical Christian education, where the emphasis is on discovering beauty and joy in God’s creation. Students develop foundational skills in reading and writing, speaking, listening, and number sense. The classroom is a fun and engaging place where teachers instill a love of good literature, Scripture, poems and prayers.
Young children are blessed with an amazing capacity to memorize and possess a natural desire to soak up information. We nurture that innate desire throughout the curriculum as children memorize everything from grammar jingles and poetry to Bible verses and math facts. Beginning to create this vast storehouse of information is exciting to them and provides a solid foundation for all that is ahead of them!
At the center of a Classical Christian education, however, is the heart of the child. Building the foundation of a character of obedience, knowing God and honoring Him through our best efforts, and loving and serving others is our primary focus.
“The Jr. K program at AFA was such a blessing to our family. Our daughter learned about Christ’s love and how God is the center of all creation. The baby chicks were a big hit as she was able to witness God’s creation come to life in the classroom! The teachers at AFA are truly amazing in how they shepherd and love children. I would recommend this program in a heartbeat!”
Jr. K parent
- Morning program – 8:00 – 11:30
- Focus on fun and building a foundation for:
- Reading, writing and phonics
- Speaking and listening skills
- Number sense through math manipulatives
- Bible stories
- Creative play
- Science exploration
- Small class size (maximum of 10 students)
- Note: Children must be 4 years of age by June 1st of the current school year.
He loves school and I’ve been amazed at how much he’s already learned in such a short time. I appreciate the support in parenting that is given by teaching the children the importance of respect, obedience and responsibility. The focus of the curriculum is not just about ‘reading, writing, and arithmetic.’ It is focused on the character of the child.
AFA Kindergarten Parent
- Full day program – 8:00 – 2:45
- Focus on laying a strong foundation for a classical Christian education and love of learning by:
- Strengthening reading and writing skills through a strong phonics and spelling program
- Understanding the language and the “why” of math, not just the “how”
- With the main focus on animals, fostering a love of science through hands-on discovery
- Learning God’s Word and applying it throughout all the subject areas
- Studying cultures and countries around the world with wonder and delight in God’s creation
- Note: Children must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the current school year.
- Maximum class size is 20.
“We have been so happy at AFA. Our experience in Junior K has really given my son incredible confidence and a love of learning. I love that the goal of the Junior K year is to inspire and promote the love of learning and not intensity. My son has enjoyed learning about the Bible, learning through song and creative projects. He loves books, art and his music lessons. The teacher is wonderful and encouraging. I communicate openly with her on his emotional and intellectual development. I highly recommend AFA for its nurturing, loving environment.”
Junior Kindergarten parent