Teaching to Think. Empowering to Serve.
A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Eddlemon Adventist School. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing each one for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come.
“The best thing is that everyone in the school cares and looks out for all those who need help. The school is love and has a heart and mind of God.”Xavier Baca, Student
Here is a synopsis of the grade-level classes we offer:
7th – 8th Grade
The 7th and 8th grade classroom is designed to meet the academic needs of each student. We challenge the student at the level where they are most comfortable. If a student is not as strong in an area, we will start the student at the appropriate level and then equip him/her for high school level work. For those students that excel easily, we broaden their education by offering higher-level class work.
In addition to academics, we offer opportunities for the students to lead out in Chapel song services, fundraising for the 8th grade class trip and graduation, and provide leadership roles in activities such as sports, music, and gymnastics.
4th – 6th Grade
The 4th through 6th grade classroom is designed to help students transition towards independence and personal responsibility in their classwork. Classes are structured with a scaffolding concept, with students receiving support and help as they need it and being encouraged to show independence as they are ready to step forward on their own. Classes are designed to meet students where they are academically in each subject. For example, a student may receive remediation in one subject while receiving enrichment in another. It is our belief that every child is endowed by the Creator with gifts and talents. We seek to help students grow these talents and also achieve in areas which may be more difficult.
Academically, students experience hands-on science projects, deep literature discussions, active editing, Social Studies projects, art experiences with multiple forms of media, and incremental mathematics lessons. Bible experiences include in-depth Bible study, literature selections, and mission projects. Extracurricular activities, such as gymnastics, team sports, band, piano lessons, bells, and choir are also available.
2nd – 3rd Grade
The 2nd and 3rd grade classes provide opportunities for children to begin to blossom into independent workers. Safe, encouraging experiences help students discover their abilities as they begin to express their own ideas and work independently. Students enter this class as emerging readers and, during these years, they discover a variety of authors, genres, and topics.
Academic experiences include literature selections, interactive Bible stories, singing, hands-on projects, incremental mathematics, memory verses, mission opportunities, learning cursive, and many cross-curricular art projects. Students also have junior bell choir, daily physical education, and choir.
K – 1st Grade
A typical day in the K-1 classroom would consist of a broad range of activities in which children are encouraged to learn through a variety of learning styles. Activities are experienced in both small and large groups. Children are encouraged to view others as important members of the classroom. Every child is encouraged to develop self-confidence and self-control through interaction with peers.
Children will experience a variety of music through singing, rhythm instruments, and hand bells. Computers and learning centers are available for exploration. Math manipulatives, AR (Accelerated Reader), and the memorization of memory verses help to strengthen learning.