The curriculum here at Napa Christian is dynamic and diversified, offering humanities, mathematics, science and the arts. Mastery of the traditional academic disciplines is interwoven with artistic and practical activities to provide a dynamic and engaging educational experience for every student.
Central to Napa Christian’s Education is a recognition of and respect for the child's unfolding God given individuality. The curriculum is designed to meet the child's specific developmental needs from the early years through high school. The task of the teacher lies in creating a spiritually rich learning environment in which the child can find age-appropriate nourishment and challenge. In a world in which education is focused on normative, quantifiable outcomes, the uniqueness of the individual child's gifts and challenges often has to take a backseat to the pressure of general societal expectations.
Our education values difference and strives to support developing children in such a way that they can bring their gifts to fruition while, at the same time, learn to cope with their challenges. They should leave school with a strong sense of purpose based on a clear understanding of both themselves and the world. We are focused on challenging children in such a way that the emergent ability of independent thinking can lead to a true experience of meaning.
Project Based Learning is an alternative instructional approach that is characterized by hands on learning that engages students and parents with opportunities to connect their learning with the world around them in order to make a difference.
Problem-based learning is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem found in trigger material.
Interdisciplinary/cross-curricular teaching involves a conscious effort to apply knowledge, principles, and/or values to more than one academic discipline simultaneously.
These philosophies of teaching infuse all of our classrooms, from Kindergarten to 12th grade.