Educational Philosophy

Unlocking Children’s Learning Potential

We understand that each child is wonderfully unique.

This understanding shapes our approach to education, where we emphasize individualized instruction within our preschool and elementary curriculum. Our goal is to foster academic excellence while resonating with each student’s personal learning style.

We believe in the power of differentiated instruction.

Our teachers provide differentiated instruction and individualized attention. Educational experiences are designed to nurture and challenge students, helping each of them reach their unique, God-given potential.

We are committed to data-driven instruction.

By conducting MAP testing three times a year from Kindergarten on up, we gain valuable insights into each student’s academic journey. This helps us fine-tune our teaching strategies, ensuring that we not only support but also challenge our students effectively. The positive results of this approach are evident in our MAP testing results which show that the majority of our students perform above the national averages in math, reading, and language usage.

Our goal is to instill a love for learning along with a solid grounding in God’s Word. We are dedicated to preparing our students to be successful in life and courageous leaders for Christ.

Integrating Faith at Every Step

At CrossLife, we teach children about the Bible every day, ensuring that every child understands they are created by God and deeply loved by Him. 

All children have their own special gifts and talents, and each one has a unique life story in the making. Regardless of how they are gifted or what their story looks like, Jesus died for them! Every student at CrossLife Christian Academy will be assured of this, laying a firm foundation of faith.

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

Focusing on Character Development

Character-focused instruction is important at CrossLife Christian Academy, both at the preschool and elementary levels. Our curriculum-based instruction recognizes the stages of moral and cognitive development.

Your child will go through many stages of development in their early years. At CrossLife Christian Academy, we guide your child to develop the skills and traits (e.g., conscientiousness) that will propel them to life success.

The early lessons in character are often learned through play. To the untrained eye, a child playing may not seem like much, but this is your child’s work and world. Our Bible-based preschool and early elementary program is, therefore, a mix of teacher-guided instruction and play. Through guided, free, imaginative play, your child will work with other children, building crucial interpersonal skills such as cooperation, as well as important communication skills, including empathetic understanding and respectful speaking.

Working with others in the classroom will help your child to develop leadership skills, but equally important, followership skills. Our children develop initiative, planning, and reflection skills during their work time.

Character is thus forged as your child focuses on activities that interest him or her, building success traits, skills, and academic knowledge, all at the same time.

Building Key Life Skills

Conflict Resolution

Another key life skill important for everyone is conflict resolution. At CrossLife Christian Academy we teach these six steps to conflict resolution and integrate Biblical principles:

By following this six-step approach, children resolve conflicts, learn to work together more effectively, take responsibility for wrong actions, and consider more appropriate behaviors for similar situations in the future. This process allows children to understand how to handle conflicts in a peaceful way.

Conflict provides a training ground for instilling character traits and interpersonal skills for success. When it comes to these life-changing traits and abilities, the early lessons matter most.

Decision-Making

Decision-making is a life skill best learned in the early years of your child’s life. When the teachers at CrossLife Christian Academy help your child work through a decision, they are building a structure for decision-making that they will use for the rest of their life.

CrossLife teachers help students think critically about their decisions – big and small – weighing all the options before making an informed decision. Wise decision-making starts from teaching your child to explain the reasoning behind their decisions.

While the decisions of a young child are seemingly nowhere near as important as the decisions we adults face everyday, most of the principles are the same. For example, when your child makes a conscious decision to ignore a peer’s poor behavior and carry on with their own work, that shows that they have made the decision to do what is right and not do what is wrong. The principle is no different for adults, but it is much easier to learn early on, when the stakes are not near as high.

Non-discriminatory Admissions Policy

CrossLife Christian Academy practices a non-discrimination enrollment policy and admits students of any race, color, religious, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin in its administration of educational policies, admissions policies, athletic, or other school-administered programs.

The MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test is a three-part assessment used to evaluate the growth and proficiency of K-12 students in math, reading, and language usage. Scores are measured against national grade-level standards.

CrossLife conducts MAP testing in the fall, winter, and spring of each school year.