For over 100 years, Mile High Academy has been a trusted name in Christian education. The lower school is a safe and nurturing learning environment where children from kindergarten to 5th grade experience age-appropriate opportunities to explore, learn and serve.
- Mrs. Kate Kamarad – Kinder, Art PS-2nd
- Mrs. Alissa Armendariz – 1st
- Ms. Roxanne Farber – 2nd
- Ms. Jacqueline Walker – 3rd
- Ms. Denae Yuros – 4th
- Mrs. Lindsey Little – 5th
- Ms. Esther Aviles – Music
- Mr. Derek Baker – PE
Philosophy & Curriculum
Your lower school student will be in a classroom where widely accepted childhood development and brain-based learning research as well as the latest teaching methods are used to foster the cognitive and social development of each child. Our highly trained teachers prepare children for success.
Families work together with teachers and administration to ensure that children feel known and appreciated for their individual gifts and personalities.
Worship – A time where we spend time growing our relationship with God. We will explore His creations and discover what it means to be His child-learning of forgiveness, grace and love.
Bible – Stepping Stones allows your child will explore the Bible through stories, activities and projects. Cross-curricular themes serve as the overriding framework for this program. The themes range from personal, spiritual, and family-oriented growth. Cultural, sociological and environmental issues are also explored.
Language Arts – Fundations is a research-based program used to instruct students in word study in grades kindergarten through third grade as part of our balanced literacy approach to reading (and writing) instruction. It serves as a prevention program to help ensure reading and spelling success. Teachers incorporate a daily Fundations lesson into their literacy instruction block. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities .
Math – We use GoMath to grow your child’s foundational mathematical concepts.
Science/Social Studies – We will be incorporating our Project Based Learning/Real World Learning activities in with our Science and Social Studies units this year. Along with these areas, the children will be engaged with various hands-on experiments and assignments.
Extra curricular classes – Physical Education, Art, and Violin for every student
Daily Schedule (depends on day)
8:15-8:30 – Morning Work, Worship, Calendar
9:00-9:55 – Math Centers
10:00-10:20 – Recess
10:30-10:45 – Handwriting
11:00-11:30 – Lunch
11:30-12:00 – Recess
12:00-12:30 – PE
12:35-12:55 – Fundations (Language Arts)
12:55-1:36 – Reading/Writing
1:40-2:00 – Recess
2:05-2:45 – Social Studies/Science/RWL
2:45-3:05 – Bible
3:05-3:20 – Dismissal