Elementary instructional approaches at Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School are varied to meet all learning abilities, styles, and individual needs of the students and to help them integrate new concepts, skills, and ideas.
The faculty continually reviews and evaluates the content and instructional materials in each subject area taught. Textbooks are supplemented with appropriate technology, audio-visual material, and manipulatives as well as many opportunities for creative expression. MSPCS utilizes curriculum published by Harcourt Publishers and correlates each core subject area with the appropriate National Standards. Kindergarten is more self-contained and offers a wide variety of learning opportunities in the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Emphasis is placed on the child’s need to develop a solid and strong academic background in these areas. In addition, students attend classes in spanish, religion, art, music, and physical education throughout the week. Throughout the year, students participate in a variety of activities and curriculum-related field trips that enhance the learning experience and ensure growth, responsibility, and self-control.
MSPCS offers small class sizes, which foster a close-knit community where personal relationships are a valuable resource in achieving the learning process. Faculty members serve a multitude of roles at our school: teachers, counselors, coaches, and mentors. They lead by example and are strongly encouraged to cultivate partnerships with parents and students to improve the learning process for each and every student.
A comprehensive testing system is an integral part of the educational program. Each spring, the students participate in a program of standardized testing. Students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade are administered the Stanford Achievement Test. This test is designed to measure the achievement and mental maturity of the students. Parents are notified of the results of this test by mail. The results of the test are used by the administrators and teachers to help measure a student’s performance and potential. It also helps to identify programming needs or revisions for the future.
Child must be 5 years old on or before September 1
1st Grade – 5th Grade
Child must have academic records of completion of prior grade