General Lower School Information
- Our on-campus days are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
- Parents teach their child at home on Thursday and Friday
- Parents purchase curriculum for their students
- Uniforms are purchased from RC Uniforms on Beach Blvd.
- Our class sizes are limited to 20 students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
- Harvest Community School utilizes a web based communication system called Sycamore Education. Parents use this site to access and print out lesson plans, check class news and stay updated about school events.
- Students spend time outside every day (weather permitting) in organized play
Lower School Educational & Developmental Philosophy
The Preparatory Year: Kindergarten
Play, explore, nurture
Kindergarten is a preparatory year at Harvest. These years are usually a child’s first introduction to school and formal learning. The goal is a secure and loving environment where children feel free to explore the world around them. Hands-on learning and constant interaction remind us that young children learn through play. A special emphasis is placed on instilling Biblical character and appropriate social skills.
The Foundational Years: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade
Create, balance, grow
First, Second, and Third Grade are the foundational years. During this time, the foundation for learning is established. It is important that children experience success in school to build their confidence. Learning is achieved in a variety of ways, and reading becomes a part of everyday life. A balance of work and play enables children to grow in important concepts while embracing their God-given creativity.
The Transitional Years: 4th & 5th Grade
Challenge, inspire, mature
Fourth and Fifth Graders are beginning the transitional years. These students are preparing for adolescence by learning personal responsibility. They are inspired to dig deeper and accept the challenge to become the person that God has created them to be. An increased academic focus helps students to mature and look to the future with enthusiasm.