Early Childhood Program
Our half-day, state licensed and CSI Accredited program is open to children of all races, nationalities, and faiths. To ensure a quality program, we maintain a low teacher/child ratio for more individual attention. We encourage parent involvement both at home and in the classroom.
Our curricula consist of a wide range of hands-on activities designed to allow children to learn as they play. Each class includes components of art, music, science, language development, math and reading readiness, reading aloud and social skills. In addition to the basics, we include enriching and creative activities such as dramatic play, Bible stories, prayer, special guests and outdoor play. All of our classes include library time in our church’s beautifully equipped library. Chapel services are held weekly, and God’s Word is integrated into every area of the academic program.
All of the preschool classes use the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum to teach children the proper way to write and pronounce the alphabet. The classes also use Core Knowledge Curriculum. Arizona State standards for early childhood are also considered as we plan the children’s daily activities.
Our class schedule is designed to meet the needs of active families while nurturing growth and development in their children. The younger class consists of many traditional preschool activities and was designed as a true “first time” school experience. The emphasis here is on developing positive self-esteem, educational enjoyment and personal responsibility.
We offer a Two-Year Old and Three-Year Old class Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm, with the option to choose two, three, four or five days. Our curriculum guide is available upon request.
Our Pre-Kindergarten class is available for toilet-trained children Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm, with the option to choose two, three, four or five days. This class places an emphasis on beginning reading and beginning writing.
We offer an exciting Enrichment Program for Preschool five days a week from 12:00pm – 2:00 pm, for toilet-trained children age two to five. Children should bring a sack lunch.
Full Day Kindergarten meets Monday through Thursday 9:00am until 2:00pm and on Friday from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Our Kindergarten curriculum and learning objectives exceed the State requirements and are designed to prepare children for First Grade. This is accomplished through hands-on and age appropriate activities. Our goal for Kindergarten is to foster the love of learning as we strive to meet the child’s spiritual, social, physical and academic needs.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades of Northminster Christian School are accredited through Christian Schools International and provide a Christian environment where children are taught by qualified teachers who are concerned with each child’s intellectual, spiritual, social and physical development.
Our program offers creative and dynamic instruction in language arts, reading, math, science, geography, history, health and the Bible. Enrichment areas include music, art, computers, special events and field trips.
Chapel services are held weekly, and God’s Word is integrated into every area of the academic program. Students are encouraged to measure everything according to the Word of God, and are taught to respect and love others.
First, Second and Third Grade meet Monday through Thursday 8:30am until 2:00pm and on Friday from 8:30am until 12:00pm.
Northminster Christian School
Located on the campus of Northminster Presbyterian Church
2450 East Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ 85719-2417
School Office: (520) 327-2321
Amy Baum, Director
Accredited by Christian Schools International