Southminster School's elementary program began in 1999 with an initial kindergarten class. The school has expanded through sixth grade and also includes our pre-kindergarten classes and bridge. The safety of our students is a top priority. All school staff, substitutes, and after-school providers are background checked and fingerprinted. Our low student-to-teacher ratio, coupled with teacher expertise, further students' successes in our challenging, multi-sensory program. Should you have questions regarding Elementary classes, contact
Southminster School requires that each elementary teacher complete teacher training and hold a teaching certificate. Two of our elementary teachers also have Masters Degrees in specialty areas. Each teacher meets the required CEUs for their teaching certificate as well as the 15 hours of training prior to the beginning of the school year. Teachers are trained in CPR/First Aid, and AED through the American Red Cross. Southminster teachers have various years of teaching experience from first year teachers to those with more than 25 years of experience. Each teacher is a Christian who is committed to developing students mind, spirit, and body.
ELEMENTARY OUTCLASS TEACHERS
These degreed teachers each specialize in the area that they teach in addition to having general teaching experience. These individuals work hand in hand with the classroom teachers to combine their specialties with the specific needs of the classroom.
Chapel and Christian Education are an integral part of the Christ-based learning experience offered at Southminster School. Children of all faiths are warmly welcomed at Southminster School and all participate in chapel services. The services and class lessons teach the children how to apply and incorporate scripture in daily living.
The elementary students begin and end the week with a chapel service. Each service is an opportunity for the students to worship, pray, and enjoy Christian music together. During chapel they study church history, Bible heroes from the Old and New Testaments, and the life and works of Jesus Christ. Each child has the opportunity to serve as an acolyte during a service. The children begin learning Bible verses as bridge students and continue throughout their elementary school years. Prayers, verses and affirmations of faith are discussed and offer students a foundation of faith that help them develop strength of character.