ELEMENTARY

Kindergarten to 6th Grade

We use the highly accredited ABEKA Curriculum.  Supplemental curriculum is designed based on the quarterly student assessments, and meets California Standards.  Parents are made aware during informal parent meetings of students success and formally in quarterly report cards.


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academics

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Academic Day Program

The Elementary School strives to build on previously learned skills by using proven, established curriculum and teaching techniques in conjunction with the academic goals of our secondary schools to prepare students for college and for life.


  • Language Arts - A Balanced Literacy approach is implemented in all grades and includes instruction in 7 areas: Reading Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Modeled/Shared Writing, Interactive Writing, and Independent Writing. Phonemic awareness, phonics, word study, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension are integrated within these areas.
  • Math - Problem-solving approach with hands-on activities are integrated with the curriculum to develop concepts and fundamental skills.
  • Science - Hands-on experiments are used to engage students' critical thinking, and student-centered lessons are implemented to bring science alive.
  • Social Studies - A study of the community, the environment and the relationship between the past and present helps students develop the understanding needed to become productive citizens.
  • Bible - Each grade's Bible curriculum is a blend of creative Bible teaching with relevant life application. Daily chapel engages students in worship together, including: singing, focused prayer time and student-led presentations.
  • Technology - Classrooms are equipped with current technology for classroom presentations. Other classes are taught in a lab setting for student exploration and skill development.
  • Spanish - Students are instructed in the basics of the Spanish language and culture through storytelling and reading.
  • Physical Education - Developing life-long healthy habits of exercise and nutrition is the program's goal.
  • Music - Students are exposed to the different elements of music including rhythmic and melodic reading and writing, form, inner hearing and artistic expression. In addition to the musical literacy and quality performance, it is the goal of the lower-school music program for children to love music. We are striving to bring glory to God as we develop and share the musical gifts He has given us.

Extended Day Program

MECA offers Extended Care for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. 


For grades K-8, care begins at 6:00 a.m. at the Elementary site.  The Extended Care afternoon program begins at 3:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. on Wednesday) and is available until 6:00 p.m.  Students not picked up by 3:00 p.m. will be sent to Extended Care.  

Enrichment

  • Science Fun Day
  • Class Musicals/Programs
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Overnight Science Camp (4th & 5th grade requires fee; 6th grade included)
  • Spirit Week/Field Day
  • Horticulture & Aquaponics  
  • Other Optional Enrichment Activities: Piano Lessons, Art Lessons, One-on-one literacy tutoring, and team sport referrals  

What does dual enrollment in MECA programs entail?

  • Nutritious Breakfast, Lunch and Snack
  • Small classroom ratios with access to one-on-one direct instruction
  • Experienced, qualified teachers and staff
  • Weekly Lab hours in Science & Technology
  • Visual & Performing Arts 
  • After school reading & enrichment programs with tutoring services available
  • Longer Hours of operation (6AM- 6PM)

Uniform Supplier

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