Southminster School's elementary program began in 1999 with an initial kindergarten class. The school has expanded through fifth grade and also includes Pre-Kindergarten, Bridge, and Outclasses. Our low student-to-teacher ratio, coupled with teacher expertise, further students' successes in our challenging, multi-sensory program. Children are exposed to core content areas in addition to Bible and Vocabulary daily. The safety of our students is a top priority. All school staff, substitutes, and vendors are background checked and fingerprinted.
In 2017, the percentage of children enrolled in preschool programs was higher for 5-year-olds 86% than for 4-year-olds 68%. Our Bridge program provides 5-year-olds at Southminster School the option of an additional year to prepare for Kindergarten.
Elementary students begin and end the week with a Chapel service on Monday and Thursday. Each service is an opportunity for the students to worship, pray, and enjoy Christian music together. During Chapel they study church history, Bible characters from the Old and New Testaments, and the life and works of Jesus Christ. 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.