A nurturing environment for your child to flourish
Kindergarten is an exciting season. To your child, it’s a new adventure, filled with exciting events and friendships. To you, it’s a special time to think about your choices — such as the environment your child will be immersed in or the things they will learn. As a parent, you understand how these choices will shape their future, even at an early age.
Our private kindergarten program at Greenville Christian Academy provides a safe, nurturing environment where your child can succeed. We incorporate fun in learning, all while helping kindergarteners build strong character through our distinctively Christian education.
See an overview of what you can expect, including:
- Learning Environment
- Program Schedule
- Campus Safety
A Christian school fostering independent learners and creative thinkers
Young children learn best through experiences. Our program combines academics with hands-on activities, allowing students to apply what they have learned to real-life situations. We encourage independence, creativity, and character growth in little learners through our Bible-based curriculum.
Whether your child is a seasoned preschooler or entering a classroom for the first time, they can thrive in kindergarten at GCA.
Delicate & Challenging Pace: Our program is designed to help children who did not attend pre-K to become familiar with foundational skills. At the same time, students who went to pre-K will stay stimulated and challenged with differentiated lessons.
Early Literacy: We have an intensive phonics-based reading program weaved throughout our learning approach. As children master reading through repetition, we encourage early literacy, which paves the way for a lifelong love of learning.
Fun with Learning: Many of our activities combine fun with learning as kindergarteners tackle core subjects such as Bible, cursive writing, history, traditional math, reading, and science. We have a large playground for students to enjoy, and a gymnasium for indoor active play.
A Positive Atmosphere: Our teachers model kindness by setting a warm, loving atmosphere in the classroom. Teachers also affirm each student for a job well done and encourage them to do their best.
Our students get to enjoy hours of fun and learning, with early, extended, and after-school options.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Early Care: 7:00 – 7:40 a.m.
Extended School Day: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
After School Care: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A Day in a Life of a GCA Kindergartener
What does a typical day look like for a GCA Kindergartener? Below, you will find a sample Monday – Friday schedule of how core subjects, specials, and faith-based activities are set throughout the day.
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. – Children start their day with independent seat work, plus time for restroom breaks.
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. – Students start on their pledges to the American flag, Christian flag, and Bible. There is also prayer time and reciting of 10 Commandments, along with a Bible lesson.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. – Kindergartners engage in phonics and reading activities.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Restroom break
9:45 – 10:05 a.m. – Students practice arithmetic through hands-on activities and lessons to encourage mastery.
10:05 – 10:35 a.m. – There will be a weekly activity for specials, such as Music, Art, or Library time.
10:35 – 11:05 a.m. – Recess
11:05 – 11:55 a.m. – Children will start working again on independent seat work and will have time for a restroom break.
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. – Prepare to leave
We prayed about a school for our son, [as we searched for a place] that he could thrive in. He struggled through kindergarten the first time and it was recommended that he repeat because he was academically behind. We came in for our interview [at Greenville Christian Academy] and we instantly felt [at] home.
In a matter of months, we saw him not only learning and growing, but thriving. We saw him become more confident and started to read even above his grade level. [He later] went [on] to win the citizenship award. This strong foundation [in learning] carried him and continues to carry him. He also found [the] confidence to participate in extracurricular activities and has made lifelong friends.
– GCA Kindergarten Parent
An enriching curriculum for young learners
Greenville Christian Academy utilizes Abeka, a comprehensive, Bible-based K-12 curriculum with a proven method in the mastery of core subjects. Through this curriculum, your child can bridge topics across different subjects, helping them see how knowledge is applied in daily life.
Literacy is also central to our curriculum, enabling kindergarteners to master and enjoy learning through reading. Our core subjects and specials are built to set a strong foundation for the elementary level and beyond.
Our core subjects include:
- Phonics / Reading
We also have a variety of special subjects that allow young children to explore unique interests and passions:
Each child learns at their own pace, which is why we also include a specialized resource program for students with diverse needs.
Safe spaces to grow and learn
We understand how important school safety is for children and their parents. Teachers monitor the classroom environment and student behavior throughout the school day. We address negative behavior quickly and compassionately, encouraging students to develop Christlike character.
GCA is a Christian school in Greenville, NC, located on a safe and secure campus right beside People’s Baptist Church. Student safety is prioritized through smart-locked doors, background checks on staff, visitor check-ins, and security monitors to keep all our students are protected at school.
Meet a Teacher
Name: Wendy Swanner
Degree: B.S. Elementary Education
Teaching Experience: 7 years
“My favorite thing about teaching kindergarten is watching my students smile daily knowing that I can help them grow academically and spiritually. The way I can influence their lives, loving each one of them, loving what I do [allows me] to praise God for the opportunity to do His will daily.
Teaching has impacted my life in a great way. I never had the fulfillment and joy that I have when I am with my students. Watching them grow and learn academically is wonderful, but watching them grow in knowledge and a better understanding of the Lord is so rewarding. The time we spend together my students become my children and the bond we have is a bond that will last a lifetime. My students impact my life daily whether it be from a smile, a note, a hug, or just a look that says ‘I understand now.’”
See for Yourself
If you are ready to explore a Christ-centered school where your child can reach their full potential, we can’t wait to meet you! You can reach out to our Admissions Specialist, Mrs. Jen Floyd at (252) 756-0939.
You may also request information from our website.