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. Older elementary students 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 in 5th & 6th grades 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: Mother Goose Day, field trip to the Pumpkin Patch, Thanksgiving Harvest Feast, Gingerbread Houses, Rodeo Roundup, Egg Drop, and Kindergarten Graduation.
1st Grade: Gingerbread Hunt, Johnny Appleseed Day, Harvest Party, Teddy Bear Tea, Pajama Read In and Watch Me Night in the Gym. Field Trips: Idaho Botanical Garden, Wind Dairy Farm, Discovery Center, Birds of Prey, Zoo, Nose to Nose Program with Idaho Fish and Game, and M-K Nature Center.
2nd Grade: Bike Rodeo. Field Trips: Boise Urban Garden School and Boise Art Museum
3rd Grade: Biography Day and Thanksgiving Feast. Field trips: Celebration Park and World Center for Birds of Prey
4th Grade: Trout in the Classroom, Oregon Trail Days, Little House on the Prairie Christmas. Field Trips: Old State Penitentiary, Ada County Courthouse, Idaho State Capitol, Idaho Historical Museum, and Basque Center.
5th Grade: Ocean Day, 50's Day, Salmon and Steelhead Days, National Day of Prayer at the Capitol, Warhawk Air Museum, Tall Tales Play
6th Grade: 6th Grade Retreat at Trinity Pines, Greek Day, Graduation, Kindergarten Egg Drop Mentoring, Mission Aviation Fellowship Field Trip
All Grades: Fall Open House, All-School Thanksgiving Chapel, Spring Academic Fair, Grandparent's Day, Christmas Musical Program (K-4), Spring Olympics (3-6), STEM Night, Elementary Awards Celebration.