KCA Academic Curriculum  (Click on the Category heading tabs for descriptions)

Our academic program is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge necessary for a well rounded education. We strive to meet and exceed the educational goals of the Ontario Ministry of Education, with the additional goal of a sound Biblical Studies curriculum.

It is the aim of Kleinburg Christian Academy to be CHRIST centered, TEACHER directed and CHILD oriented. Curriculum is built upon the understanding that life is precious, and that humankind must serve God everywhere and in all things. All activities within the scope of education at Kleinburg Christian Academy grow out of this starting point.

 

The Bible is the basis of our Biblical Studies programme, and includes daily devotionals, weekly chapels and in-class studies.

Students read, listen to, discuss and memorize scripture in order to develop an understanding of God’s nature, His love for His people and His world. Bible characters and stories aid students in understanding the depth of God’s love for them personally.

 

Students are encouraged to develop a strong character that is rooted in integrity, compassion and responsibility towards others.

In-school, community and global service opportunities provide the platform for putting faith into practise.

Our Kindergarten to Grade Eight Language Arts programme addresses student learning in the essential areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Developing confident readers with solid decoding skills begins in Junior Kindergarten, where students gain a solid understanding of letter names and their phonetic sounds, individually and in combination. 

Reading and comprehension skills are built upon and practised through a variety of literature genres, engaging texts and novel studies throughout the grades.

Our writing program includes manuscript printing, cursive writing, grammar, spelling and creative writing. We employ the Six +1 Trait ® writing program for teaching effective writing skills.

Listening and speaking skills are developed through meaningful activities, Drama and presentation opportunities in a variety of subject areas.

Media literacy is also an important element of our Language programme.

Through the study of Science, students learn to appreciate the world around them. They learn to describe and explain things in the physical world by looking at characteristics of matter and a variety of systems and interactions. Through scientific experiments and inquiry, students will develop the skills to explore scientific facts.


The relationship of Technology and Science to society is explored.   Stewardship and responsible use of resources and technology are emphasized.


A mobile Chromebook cart, along with projectors and/or interactive boards,  provide students with opportunities to engage with technology for the purpose of research and communication.

A range of Social Studies topics in the primary grades form the foundation for History and Geography in the intermediate grades. Students learn what it means to be a responsible global citizen.


Key concepts include culture, change, power, environment and the marketplace.


They also learn to appreciate a variety of cultures in our diverse and interdependent world. Research projects help students develop inquiry and communication skills.

Students are taught to see the orderly design of the world. Students learn number sense and numeration skills, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, data management and probability.


Students also learn mathematical processes, operations and language. They learn to reason, justify their conclusions, and express their ideas clearly.


Basic math skills and speed drills are emphasized as well as problem solving and life application skills.

Music and creativity take many forms across the grades.


Junior and Senior Kindergarten students enjoy Music and Movement classes, engaging their love of singing, moving and playing simple rhythm instruments.


Primary students engage in singing and rhythm instruments, and gain an understanding of pitch, dynamics and simple theory.


Junior grades enjoy recorders, bucket drumming, Boomwackers® and xylophones, as well as theory that aids in their understanding of making music.


Intermediate students learn to play brass instruments, honing their skills as members of an ensemble.


Students across the grades learn an appreciation and awareness of a variety of music from different eras and cultures. Through these activities, students develop musical and creative abilities that will allow them to enjoy music for life.

Art helps students develop fine motor skills, and gives opportunity for creativity and self-expression.


Observation, imagination, and invention skills are practised. Students explore elements of art using a variety of mediums, producing their own works as well as responding, appreciating and evaluating the works of others.

 

Art projects are often connected to other areas of the curriculum.

French language instruction at Kleinburg Christian Academy begins in Grade One.


In the primary grades, students begin to develop an appreciation and ear for French, one of Canada’s two official languages. Emphasis at this level is vocabulary, taught through a variety of activities and songs.


At the junior level, daily authentic and meaningful speaking opportunities help build a growing confidence and ability. Strategies to improve French language learning are highlighted and awareness of Francophone communities heightens student respect for cultural diversity.


Our French programme meets the new 2013 Ontario French as a Second Language Curriculum and has been fully implemented.

Students are encouraged to develop habits of lifelong, healthy and active living.


Through a variety of both cooperative and competitive physical activities, students learn to achieve their personal best while practising fair play, respect and consideration of others.


Intramural activities and sports are available for all students, and regional sports tournaments are available for intermediate students.

Health education at Kleinburg Christian Academy encourages students to learn problem-solving skills, make God and self-honouring decisions, and set goals that are directly related to personal health and well-being.


Students learn what Scripture means when it says they are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”


Nutrition, personal health, emotional health, personal safety, respectful interpersonal relationships and disease prevention form the basis of age-appropriate and scripturally based teaching.