Elementary and Middle School Course Offerings

Below is a list of elementary and middle school courses offered by PCS. Students attend class on Tuesday and Thursday. The remainder of the week, students and are home schooled. The tuition for the PCS home education program per year per student (non-refundable): K4$2416; K5-6th $3194; 7th-8th $3480. The program dates run from August to May each year.


English connects skills in writing, mechanics, listening, speaking, and viewing to provide students with a solid English language arts foundation. Students study one part of speech at a time, mastering English conventions through spiral review and regular practice of each skill. Proofreading activities give students practice in analyzing sentences, identifying grammatical errors, and correcting errors within the context of writing. Students follow the writing process to write opinion pieces, informational texts, and narratives. Teacher modeling and student collaboration help students develop their craft as they write in various genres for real-world contexts. Grades 1st through 8th feature age-appropriate skills.


Reading/Literature develops student literacy by focusing on literary skills and comprehension strategies. Students build on the phonics foundation laid in the early grades, reading texts of increasing complexity in a variety of genres. Students develop their communication skills through oral and silent reading, responsive writing, and oral presentations. Using the before, during, and after reading process, students learn literary terms, reading strategies, and vocabulary words, and they learn to evaluate all that they read from a biblical worldview.

History - Heritage Studies

History - Heritage studies guides students in analyzing and evaluating historical events, world cultures, and primary sources from a biblical worldview. Engaging lessons and activities develop and strengthen 21st century skills through a variety of features, including graphic organizers, reinforcement pages, biographies, map skills, and study guides. Students relate social studies to other academic disciplines through cross-curricular links, background information, and interactive visuals in ways that help them learn how to make wise decisions about their world. Grades 1st through 8th feature age-appropriate content.


Science equips students to apply science to life by building foundational knowledge and skills with pre-assessments, scaffolded instruction, spiral review, and hands-on activities. Explorations in scientific inquiry give students opportunities to observe, classify, measure data, analyze data, make inferences, and communicate their findings. When they interact with and use models, students are better able to explain and describe their observations as well as make predictions about scientific principles they’ve learned. Collaborative STEM activities give students age-appropriate opportunities to design, test, and refine engineered solutions to real-world problems.


Math equips students to master foundational math skills through hands-on manipulatives and sequential teaching that lead students from a concrete to an abstract understanding of mathematics. This process results in deep understanding and long-term retention of mathematical reasoning. Strategic practice and review build computational fluency and prepare students for authentic learning as they connect math concepts to everyday life. Grades 1st through 8th feature age-appropriate content. 


The Handwriting curriculum guides students as they develop individualized handwriting that is natural, legible, and attractive. Beginning in K5 and Grade 1 with the formation of letters through patterns, students learn to write continuous-stroke letters, the foundation of both our precursive and cursive systems. In Grade 2, students develop a rhythm and flow that eases the transition to cursive writing. In 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, students will continue to learn and reinforce natural, legible, and attractive handwriting. Activity pages with engaging themes and cross-curricular content give students opportunities to perfect their handwriting through supported practice, practice from memory, and creative writing. 


The Spelling curriculum for grades 1-6 equips students to master spelling by recognizing word relationships and structural patterns in grade-appropriate lists. Activities include word study, word sorting, proofreading, dictionary skills, and writing. In the primary grades, word lists contain high-frequency words, phonetic words, and challenge words with irregular spellings. In the intermediate grades, lists add syllable patterns and derivational suffixes. Frequent assessments give opportunities for self-assessment and retrieval practice. They also build student confidence and encourage mastery for producing God-honoring written communication.


The Bible curriculum helps to bridge the gap between head knowledge and heart knowledge by guiding students as they study, interpret, and apply a biblical worldview through scripture memorization and activities. When students know God’s Word, their hearts can change to love and worship God and, in turn, love others as themselves. When the Word of God changes students’ minds, hearts, and actions, they can live like Christ and share the truth of the gospel with others.

Pre-school and K5

The early childhood curriculum develops foundational knowledge and skills in Bible, math, social studies, science, handwriting, and language arts for future grades. This program, flexible for all types of learners at all stages of learning, develops the joy of learning through both teacher-guided and independent discovery-based activities. Daily themed lessons with characters teach foundational skills that are supported with music and engaging visuals. Free play at intentional learning centers encourages natural curiosity, while group activities encourage social-emotional development. Biblical worldview themes point students to a knowledge of God and His will.