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Lower School: Kindergarten - Grade 5

The RTCA lower school serves kindergarten through fifth grade providing each student an opportunity for hands-on STEM experience and global readiness. Students are immersed in a challenging, fun, loving and nurturing environment as we provide rigorous curriculum to build a firm knowledge base.

We seek to enhance the academic and artistic interest of all our students and build upon their natural abilities and talents. Our students enjoy challenging academic courses as well as courses in Mandarin, Spanish, music, art, physical education and technology. Students who matriculate through our lower school are prepared for whichever future educational doors they desire to walk through.

Goals

Students come to RTCA equipped with reading, vocabulary and math skills. In the lower school, we work on further developing those skills through classroom instruction fused with STEM readiness and global awareness.

Our goal is to develop life-long learners. We seek to build upon their natural abilities and talent, and enhance their academic and artistic interests.

How We Teach

Challenging and Cozy

Academic rigor at Reid Temple Christian Academy is essential in creating Christian global leaders. Each of our classes are taught one grade level ahead and a 15:1 student-teacher ratio maximizes opportunities for student engagement and collaborative learning.

Christian Values

Each day at RTCA begins in prayer, and our students operate within the context of our Christian values through the Conquerors Way - a set of expectations taught at every class - and a school-wide reward system that celebrates positive behavior.

Lower school students attend chapel three times a week to gain Biblical insight and to learn how to apply those principles to daily living.

Collaboration

Nothing is more important in an extraordinary educational foundation than our core classes of reading, language art, math and science. At RTCA, all of our core classes are blocked into 80 minute sessions, which allows time for classroom instruction, student inquisition, small-groups interaction and peer collaboration.

What We Teach

At RTCA we offer a wide assortment of classes designed to uniquely develop each student. See our lower school curriculum guide for a full description of courses.