At Maryville Christian School, students receive a Christ-centered education that focuses on spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. Our academically challenging and developmentally appropriate programs prepare students to be powerful and effective servant leaders who will impact their ever-changing world for Christ through biblical thought and action.

+ Kindergarten

Bible

The Bible curriculum introduces students to the marvelous world that God created. Bible stories capture the students’ attention and teach lessons that demonstrate God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Computers

Field Trips

  • Eckert’s Apple Farm
  • The Planetarium at the Science Center
  • Pottery Hollow/Park

Kindergarten Life

  • Kindergarten Welcome
  • Chapel
  • Young Authors
  • Art Camp
  • Thanksgiving Fellowship
  • Reading Buddies
  • Kindergarten Graduation
  • Science Fair
  •  Library
  • Christmas and Spring Musical

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling)

Language Arts focuses on developing specific skills for each individual student through differentiated instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling. In each of these disciplines a strong emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness, decoding, reading comprehension, sight word recognition, and word families. Reading strategies are taught through small, guided reading groups and classroom shared reading activities. Students will learn the basic components of sentence structure and produce several writing pieces (creative, letters, etc).

Mathematics

The purpose of our math curriculum is to develop critical thinkers through the formation of skills, strategies, and number theory knowledge. This is achieved through individual, small group, and whole class instruction and is reinforced in math centers through the use of manipulatives, technology, and educational games. Units of study include addition, subtraction, problem solving, geometric shapes, estimation, time, and money.

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Nursing Home Outreach
  • Prayer friends to Robin’s Nest Orphanage in Jamaica
  • Children Crisis Center
  • Make cards for community helpers
  • Supply drive for Haiti
  • Canned food drive for Maryville Food Pantry
  • Coin drive for Carmi Children’s Home
  • Collect supplies for Dominican Mission Trip.

Science

The goal of the science curriculum is to spark students’ interest in God’s creation. Students apply observation skills by using their senses to make predictions, judgments, and evaluate outcomes. Topics of study include life cycles, the water cycle, plants, and animals.

Social Studies

Social studies topics are taught through thematic units. The major units of focus include influential Americans, community helpers, holidays, and traditions.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

STEM focuses on the 4 core sciences of physical science (push and pull concepts), life science (plants and animals), earth and space science (effects of the environment on plants and animals), and engineering technology (projects, testing, and inquiry). STEM projects foster inquiry-based learning and hands-on participation.

Thematic Units

  • Apples
  • Community Helpers
  • Fire Safety, Bats
  • Columbus
  • Spiders
  • Pumpkins
  • Pilgrims/Native Americans
  • Gingerbread Men
  • Story of Baby Jesus
  • Artic Animals
  • Martin Luther King
  • Winter
  • Groundhog
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Famous Americans
  • Dental Health
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Frogs
  • Easter
  • Space
  • Weather
  • Spring
  • Oceans
+ Grade 1

Bible

The Bible curriculum introduces students to the marvelous world that God created. Bible stories capture the students’ attention and teach lessons that demonstrate God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Computers

Field Trips

  • Eckert’s Fun Farm
  • Delta Dental Theater
  • Marcoot Jersey Creamery and American Heritage
  • Farm Museum

First Grade Life

  • Young Authors Chapel
  • Art Camp Library
  • Science Fair Spelling Bee
  • Thanksgiving Celebration Reading Buddies
  • Christmas and Spring
  • Musical

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling)

Language Arts focuses on developing specific skills for each individual student through differentiated instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling. In each of these disciplines a strong emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness, decoding, reading comprehension, sight word recognition, and word families. Reading strategies are taught through small, guided reading groups and classroom shared reading activities. Students will learn proper sentence mechanics, grammar usage, handwriting skills, and spelling techniques that they will apply in their daily writing.

Mathematics

The purpose of our math curriculum is to develop critical thinkers through the formation of skills, strategies, and number theory knowledge. This is achieved through individual, small group, and whole class instruction and is reinforced in math centers through the use of manipulatives, technology, and educational games. Units of study include number theory, geometry (2 and 3 dimensional shapes), time, money, measurement, place value, computation, and the collection and interpretation of data through the use of graphs.

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Visits to Cedarhurst Memory Care Center
  • Writing letters to local veterans and community helpers
  • Canned food drive for Maryville Food Pantry
  • Coin drive for Carmi Children’s Home
  • Vitamin donations for Haiti
  • Shoe donations for Shoe Man Water Project.

Science

The science program focuses on God’s purposeful design of the world around us through the utilization of discovery and inquiry-based learning. Topics of study include life, earth, and physical sciences and units are enhanced through hands-on experiments, research projects, and field trips.

Social Studies

In social studies students learn about citizenship, government, economics, work, wants vs. needs, history, life in early America, geography, Earth’s features, culture, families and neighbors.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

STEM focuses on the 4 core sciences of physical science (light and sound waves), life science (plants and animals), earth and space science (patterns of the sun, moon, stars), and engineering technology (projects, testing, and inquiry). STEM projects foster inquiry-based learning and hands-on participation.

Thematic Units

  • Animals (birds, fish, mammals, insects)
  • Pilgrims and Native Americans
  • Teeth
  • Seasons
+ Grade 2

Bible

The Bible curriculum introduces students to the marvelous world that God created. Bible stories capture the students’ attention and teach lessons that demonstrate God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Computers

Field Trips

  • St. Louis Zoo
  • The Stephenson House

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling)

Language Arts focuses on developing specific skills for each individual student through differentiated instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling. In each of these disciplines a strong emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness, decoding, reading comprehension, sight word recognition, and word families. Reading strategies are taught through small, guided reading groups, classroom shared reading activities, and independent reading. Students are expected to develop and apply the mechanics of writing, grammar, and spelling in their daily work.

Mathematics

The purpose of our math curriculum is to develop critical thinkers through the formation of skills, strategies, and number theory knowledge. This is achieved through individual, small group, and whole class instruction and is reinforced in math centers through the use of manipulatives, technology, and educational games. Units of study include number patterns, addition/subtraction of two- and three-digit numbers, place value, money, time, data analysis, geometric shapes, equal shares, measurement, and memorization of math facts (focusing on addition and subtraction).

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Visits to Cedarhurst Memory Care Center
  • Writing letters to local veterans and community helpers
  • Canned food drive for Maryville Food Pantry
  • Coin drive for Carmi Children’s Home
  • Vitamin donations for Haiti
  • Shoe donations for Shoe Man Water Project.

Science

The science program focuses on God’s purposeful design of the world around us through the utilization of discovery and inquiry-based learning. Topics of study include vertebrates, invertebrates, animal habitats, plants, weather, and energy. Lessons are enhanced through hands-on experiments, research projects, and field trips.

Second Grade Life

  • Young Authors
  • Chapel
  • Art
  • Camp Library
  • Science Fair
  • Spelling Bee
  • Christmas and Spring Musical

Social Studies

In social studies students learn about citizenship, government, economics, work, wants vs. needs, history, geography, Earth’s features, culture, families, neighbors, and maps.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

STEM focuses on the 4 core sciences of physical science (properties of matter), life science (plants and animals), earth and space science (study of the Earth’s features), and engineering technology (problem solving). STEM projects foster inquiry- based learning and hands-on participation.

Thematic Units

  • Vertebrate/Invertebrate Habitats
  • Plant Structure and Growth
  • Pilgrims and Native Americans
  • Landforms
  • Biographies
+ Grade 3

Bible

The Bible curriculum introduces students to the marvelous world that God created. Bible stories capture the students’ attention and teach lessons that demonstrate God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Computers

Field Trips

  • Homesteading at Thornhill in Faust Park
  • Endangered Wolf Center

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling)

Language Arts focuses on developing specific skills for each individual student through differentiated instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling. In each of these disciplines a strong emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness, decoding, reading comprehension, and vowel and consonant patterns. Reading strategies are taught through small, guided reading groups and classroom shared reading activities, and independent reading. Students continue to develop and apply the mechanics of writing, grammar, and spelling in their daily work.

Mathematics

The purpose of our math curriculum is to develop critical thinkers through the formation of skills, strategies, and number theory knowledge. This is achieved through individual, small group, and whole class instruction and is reinforced in math centers through the use of manipulatives, technology, and educational games. Units of study include number theory, operations, algebraic thinking, fractions, measurement and data, geometry, and memorization of math facts (focusing on multiplication anddivision).

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Writing letters to local veterans and community helpers
  • Canned food drive for Maryville Food Pantry
  • Coin drive for Carmi Children’s Home
  • Vitamin donations for Haiti
  • Shoe donations for Shoe Man Water Project.

Science

The science program focuses on God’s purposeful design of the world around us through the utilization of discovery and inquiry-based learning. Topics of study include weather and climate, forces and interactions, life cycles and traits, and ecosystems. Lessons are enhanced through hands-on experiments, research projects, and field trips.

Social Studies

In social studies students learn about citizenship, government, economics, employment, history, geography, and culture.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

STEM focuses on the 4 core sciences of physical science (forces of motion), life science (animals and their ecosystems), earth and space science (weather and climate), and engineering technology (problem solving). STEM projects foster inquiry-based learning and hands-on participation.

Third Grade Life

  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Young Authors
  • Art Camp
  • Science Fair
  • Spelling Bee
  • Cross Country
  • Choir
  • Robotics Club
  • Drama Club
  • Christmas and Spring Musical
+ Grade 4

Bible

The Bible curriculum introduces students to the marvelous world that God created. Bible stories capture the students’ attention and teach lessons that demonstrate God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Computers

Field Trips

  • Magic House
  • St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall
  • Springfield in the Spring

Fourth Grade Life

  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Young Authors
  • Art Camp
  • Science Fair
  • Spelling Bee
  • Cross Country
  • Choir
  • Robotics Club
  • Drama Club
  • Christmas and Spring Musical

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling)

Language Arts focuses on developing specific skills for each individual student through differentiated instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling. In each of these disciplines a strong emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency. Reading strategies are taught through small, guided reading groups, classroom shared reading activities, and independent reading. Students are expected to develop and apply the mechanics of writing, grammar, and spelling through expository, narrative, and persuasive writing.

Mathematics

The purpose of our math curriculum is to develop critical thinkers through the formation of skills, strategies, and number theory knowledge. This is achieved through individual, small group, and whole class instruction, and is reinforced in math centers through the use of manipulatives, technology, and educational games. Units of study include place value, double-digit multiplication, long division, fractions, decimals, patterns and sequencing, algebra, perimeter/area, measurement, and geometry.

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Writing letters to local veterans and community helpers
  • Canned food drive for Maryville Food Pantry
  • Coin drive for Carmi Children’s Home
  • Vitamin donations for Haiti
  • Shoe donations for Shoe Man Water Project.

Science

The science program focuses on God’s purposeful design of the world around us through the utilization of discovery and inquiry-based learning. Topics of study include erosion, plate tectonics, weather, electricity, and sound waves. Lessons are enhanced through hands-on experiments, research projects, and field trips.

Social Studies

In social studies students learn about Native Americans, landforms, regions of the United States, and state capitals.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

STEM focuses on the 4 core sciences of physical science (energy conservation and transfer), life science (plants and animals), earth and space science (processes that shape the Earth), and engineering technology (problem solving). STEM projects foster inquiry-based learning and hands-on participation.

Thematic Units

  • Building a Business
  • Pumpkin Geography
  • States and Capitals
  • State Float Parade
  • Charlotte’s Web
+ Grade 5

Bible

The Bible curriculum introduces students to the marvelous world that God created. Bible stories capture the students’ attention and teach lessons that demonstrate God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • STEM
  • Computers

Field Trips

  • Watershed Nature Reserve
  • Eagle Viewing from OldChain of Rocks Bridge
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Lincoln Museum in Springfield, IL

Fifth Grade Life

  • Chapel
  • Robotics Club
  • Young Authors
  • Choir
  • Art Camp
  • Drama Club
  • Science Fair
  • Spelling Bee
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Christmas and SpringMusical

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling)

Language Arts focuses on developing specific skills `for each individual student through differentiated instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling. In each of these disciplines a strong emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency. Reading strategies are taught through small, guided reading groups, classroom shared reading activities, and independent reading. Students are expected to develop and apply the mechanics of writing, grammar, and spelling through expository, narrative, and persuasive writing.

Mathematics

The purpose of our math curriculum is to develop critical thinkers through the formation of skills, strategies, and number theory knowledge. This is achieved through individual, small group, and whole class instruction and is reinforced in math centers through the use of manipulatives, technology, and educational games. Units of study include place value, two/three digit multiplication, division by one and two digit divisors, fractions, decimals, expressions of patterns, algebra, perimeter/area, measurement, and geometry.

Missions

  • Community Clean-up Project
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Caroling at area retirement facilities
  • Writing letters to local veterans and community helpers
  • Canned food drive for Maryville Food Pantry
  • Coin drive for Carmi Children’s Home
  • Vitamin donations for Haiti
  • Shoe donations for Shoe Man, Water Project.

Science

The science program focuses on God’s purposeful design of the world around us through the utilization of discovery and inquiry-based learning. Topics of study include interaction between the earth, moon, and sun, the natural cycles, life cycles, changing matter, and cell structure. Lessons are enhanced by hands-on experiments, research projects, and field trips.

Social Studies

In social studies students learn about Native Americans, exploration and colonization, colonial America, the New Nation, slavery, westward expansion and present day challenges of the modern era.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

STEM focuses on the 4 core sciences of physical science (properties of matter and chemical reactions), life science (energy transfer), earth and space science (the role of water on the Earth), and engineering technology (problem solving). STEM projects foster inquiry-based thinking and hands-on participation.

Thematic Units

  • Establishment of the New Nation
  • Founding Fathers
  • Study of the Earth, Sun, and Moon
  • Cell Study