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Curriculum

Philosophy

All our curriculum is taught from a biblical world-view, with the goal of developing both subject matter proficiency, and Christ-likeness in your child. Working in partnership with parents, Dunwoody Christian School is committed to the educational and spiritual growth of every student.

Our methodology is to educate, not indoctrinate, so questioning and exploring ideas are welcome in our classrooms. We value and teach critical thinking. The notion that “all truth is God’s truth” guides our teachers as they prepare and deliver classroom instruction.  

Core Curriculum

We draw from the best curriculum available by subject. Our curriculum adheres to the Georgia Standards of Excellence and the Georgia Performance Standards. We rely upon our spiritually mature, state-certified teachers to ensure that all classroom content is presented from a biblical, Christian perspective.

We continuously evaluate our curriculum for effectiveness. Listed below are our current curriculum selections by grade level. 

 
Kindergarten
     
Bible: Purposeful Design
 
Math: Purposeful Design
 
Language Arts: Purposeful Design
 
Writing: Thoughtful Learning
 
Handwriting: D'Nealian 
 
Science: Sonlight Science
 
Social Studies: Gallopade

 

First Grade

Bible: Purposeful Design
 
Math: Purposeful Design
 
Language Arts: Purposeful Design
 
Writing: Thoughtful Learning
 
Handwriting: D'Nealian 
 
Science: Purposeful Design
 
Social Studies: Gallopade

 

Second Grade

Bible: Purposeful Design
 
Math: Purposeful Design
 
Language Arts: Purposeful Design
 
Writing: Thoughtful Learning
 
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears - cursive
 
Science: Purposeful Design
 

Social Studies: Gallopade

 
Third Grade
     
Bible: Purposeful Design
 
Math: Purposeful Design
 
Language Arts: Purposeful Design
 
Writing: Thoughtful Learning
 
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears - cursive
 
Science: Purposeful Design
 
Social Studies: Gallopade

 
 

Fourth Grade

Bible: Purposeful Design
 
Math: Purposeful Design
 
Language Arts: Purposeful Design
 
Writing: Thoughtful Learning
 
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears - cursive
 
Science: Purposeful Design
 
Social Studies: Gallopade
 
 
 

Fifth Grade 

Bible: Purposeful Design
 
Math: JUMP Math
 
Language Arts: Purposeful Design
 
Writing: Thoughtful Learning
 
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears - cursive
 
Science: Purposeful Design
 
Social Studies: Gallopade
 
History: History of the World


 

Specials

We believe strongly in educating the whole child by embracing a broad range of learning experiences. 

Specialized classes for all students include:
 
  • Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Art
  • Technology Coding (1st grade and above)

 

What is Purposeful Design?

Purposeful Design is a publishing division of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Purposeful Design curriculum is unique in that it produces academically rigorous textbooks which adhere to Georgia and national educational standards, while being rooted in biblical truth. You can learn more about Purposeful Design here

Other Curriculum Information

For English-Language Arts, some of our teachers are trained in the multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham reading approach. You can learn more about the Orton-Gillingham approach by clicking here

Bible content and biblical concepts will be integrated into all of our subject areas, including our Specials. Of course, the Bible will be the foundation of our weekly chapel services.