Student/Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1 with Educational Assistant
School Day: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (Fridays 2:00 pm)
The goal of Zion Lutheran School is to help students develop a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. At the elementary grades we realize positive socialization, Christian empathy for one another and classroom relationships support much of a student’s school success. In order to prepare students for a rewarding Christian relationship, teachers implement self-help strategies that provide structure, teach organizational skills, and encourage successful performance.
Religion: Through the use of One in Christ, children enjoy daily devotions, Old and New Testament studies, and Easter and Christmas events. The students learn each day to apply Biblical principles to their lives.
Chapel: As a class the students attend our all-school chapel every Wednesday morning. Our worship service includes prayer, music, Christian mission opportunities and age-appropriate talks. Parents are welcome to join us each week for this special time. A pastor also makes weekly presentations in class.
Language Arts & Reading: Through integration of the Benchmark Literacy curriculum and additional resources, emphasis is placed on grammar, creative writing, poetry, spelling, handwriting, study skills, literature and sentence structure.
Mathematics: Through the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math! curriculum, students learn addition and subtraction facts to 20 and regrouping in addition and subtraction. Time, money, measurements and geometry are also emphasized. Daily math activities provide for critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Science: Using the Studies Weekly Trailblazer, the students are fascinated by God’s creation when they study earth and physical science as well as life science to include such areas as animals and plants in various habitats.
Social Studies: In addition to class works with Studies Weekly to develop map skills understand communities, the United States and other cultures. This curriculum is supported with online resources that allow the students see the concepts in action in God’s world. Children work in whole group and small discussion groups to explore concepts, build knowledge and transfer learning to lasting comprehension and understanding.
Computers: The children have access to iPads in the classroom.
Physical Education: Physical Education is a class designed to develop coordination and large motor skills. Various exercises, games and group activities provide learning and practice.
Music: The students participate in singing and creative expression in order to give a basic understanding of rhythm, melody, music appreciation and instruments.
Art: The child’s creative side is developed through numerous collages, crayon resist painting, special projects and a wide variety of other mediums to make cross-curricular connections.
Literacy Center: The children use the school library as a resource for projects and to check out books for their own personal enjoyment.
Field Trips: In order for the children to appreciate our community and the world that God has made, the students take a number of field trips that may include the Pied Piper Theatre (literature live on stage), Cougar Mountain Zoo, Animal Encounters (live animals visit the classroom), Snohomish Public Library and Remlinger Farms.
Christmas or Easter Program: The students alternate their musical program each year between these two church seasons.
Special Activities: Each learning unit integrates special activities via field trips and projects.
Piano Lessons: Lessons are available throughout the school day for an additional charge.