Valley Christian School’s multiage classrooms are an alternative style of education. We are blessed to offer two classrooms in this teaching style: Kindergarten through 3rd, and 4th through 6th grade. Both classrooms offer a personalized, child-centered learning environment for students from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Our teachers, Mrs. Davis, in our lower elementary classroom and Mrs. Koolmees, teaching the upper grades, have years of experience with the Multiage concept. In our K through 3rd and 4th through 6th grade classrooms, students are continually nurtured and challenged to reach their highest potential as they develop academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.Our Philosophy
Our classrooms are based on the philosophy that children learn best when they acquire knowledge by means of their unique style of learning as a part of a diverse community that includes children of varying ages and parent volunteers. In our multiage classes, the teacher acts as a facilitator, challenging and encouraging each child to reach for their highest potential while not being limited to their academic grade level.
It is our belief that when we give children the responsibility for their educational endeavors and provide the freedom to choose activities, topics of research and other educational pursuits of interest to them, their learning is more meaningful and authentic. By holding them accountable for their choices, we instill independence in and responsibility for their learning. We often see children go much deeper into a subject area than we would have required or expected. Our goal is to create lifelong learners who are excited about learning.
Here is what parents are saying....
“The multiage class embraces the whole child allowing them to be challenged and to learn through their own interests and creativity.”
“Each child’s learning process is respected.”
“Students become empowered by taking responsibility for their learning.”
“As a parent, I have seen students with different learning levels and difficulties blossom in the multiage class.”
“Kids in the multiage class develop time management skills...”