Cole Valley Christian Elementary's unique multi-sensory, small group academic approach, based on rotation to separate specialty teachers, allows students to learn at their individual level in a dynamic biblically based community. Our strategic plan across all Elementary grades is designed to prepare students academically for upcoming grades and build the knowledge of our God and His word as students move from year to year.
In addition to Bible, Math, Reading, Writing, History, and Science; students also are exposed to music, drama, art, physical education, and computer applications. Our 5th & 6th grade students have opportunities to help to lead worship at weekly chapels, are reading buddies with younger students, help kindergartners with science experiments, and can apply for the Peer Ministry where they can come alongside the younger students to encourage and help.
A specific program in Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math (STEAM) led by our STEAM teacher and supported by multiple generous grants, provides exciting hands-on experiments and challenges for students as they grow their love of exploratory learning.
In addition to traditional teaching methods, teachers in each grade have incorporated theme days and field trips which involve all academic disciplines to creatively teach their students. Cole Valley Christian students anticipate each grade and their opportunity to participate in these fun events. They might not even realize how much they are learning while they are making such fun memories.
After school enrichment classes and athletic programs provide an even broader possibility for students to learn and grow in their specific areas of interest. Extended Care is available for families with full-time work schedules so students can stay safely on campus until parents complete their work obligations.
Our Student Academic Services program (SAS) provides services to support those students who may need extra intervention and learning support.
Kindergarten: Thanksgiving Feast, Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Moms, Rodeo Roundup, and Kindergarten Graduation. Field Trips: to the Pumpkin Patch, Apple Orchard, Boise Zoo
1st Grade: Harvest Party, Thanksgiving Feast, Camp Learned-A-Lot. Field Trips: Idaho Botanical Garden, Wind Dairy Farm, Pumpkin Patch, Fire Station, MK Nature Center, Boise Zoo
2nd Grade: Field Trips: Boise Urban Garden School, Fire Station, Discovery Center, and Boise Zoo
3rd Grade: Biography Day and Food, Fun & Fellowship. Field Trips: Celebration Park and Lake Lowell
4th Grade: Oregon Trail Day. Field Trips: Old State Penitentiary, Ada County Courthouse, Idaho State Capitol, Idaho Historical Museum, and Nampa Civic Theater
5th Grade: State’s Day, 5th Grade Plays, 50's Day. Field Trips: Warhawk Air Museum, Corn Maze
6th Grade: 6th Grade Retreat, Greek Day, Field of Dreams, Reading Buddies, Graduation. Field Trips: Mission Aviation Fellowship & Bowling
All Grades: Fall Open House, Family Night of Worship, Pumpkin Patch, Veteran’s Day Chapel, All-School Thanksgiving Chapel, Book Fair, Read-A-Thon/Dr. Seuss Week/Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast, Spring Academic Fair, Grandparent's Day, Christmas Musical Program (K-5), Spring Olympics (3-6), STEAM Night, Academic Showcase, Spring Art Show.