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ACADEMICS

Our challenging academic curriculum is reviewed and updated continuously. This ensures that Salem maintains high standards of academic excellence. Our curriculum is further reviewed by two accrediting agencies for adherence to national and state standards. 

A student/teacher ratio of 14:1 allows teachers to assess each child’s strengths and needs and provide individualized attention. Salem’s students consistently perform well above national and state averages on standardized test scores. Currently, MAP testing allows us to track each child’s growth through an individualized net-based testing program.

Our Extended Learning Program allows us to focus on the academic growth and achievement of individual students of all ability levels. In grades, 5-8 students utilize Chromebooks to develop technology, engineering, and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in high school and beyond. 

Preschool
Salem Lutheran’s Preschool is a developmental readiness program for children 3 and 4 years old. In a Christian environment, we incorporate physical, social, creative, and academic activities that will prepare them for the coming years. Our program has a proven track-record for preparing students in academic success, but spiritual development is also a high priority.  The overall goal of Salem’s Preschool Program is to assist parents in nurturing the spiritual, emotional, and social growth of young children. We believe children develop best when all experiences occur in an atmosphere of Christian love, care, trust, and respect.


Kindergarten
Salem’s Kindergarten is dedicated to providing the best academic education centered on a strong spiritual foundation. We partner with families to encourage, equip, and educate their child in an environment where every child is known and loved. 

1st-8th
Salem Lutheran ensures students receive an outstanding education from highly qualified and caring teachers. We work to help every child develop his or her God-given gifts to the fullest potential. our low student to teacher ratio allow our teachers to focus on the individual student growth intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Preparing our students to tackle any challenge in or outside of school. Helping students increase their faith and appreciate God’s goodness is central to our teaching philosophy.  Therefore, the Word of God is taught daily and permeates all subject areas. Providing a high-quality education, Salem ensures that students are well-prepared for high school and beyond.

Language
Language focuses on phonics, listening, reading fluency and comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, writing, speaking and handwriting skills. Through the mastery of these skills Salem empowers students to become critical thinkers, effective writers, speakers and listeners. 

Mathematics
Salem Lutheran School through rigorous high-quality instruction of mathematics concepts, skills, and procedures Salem develops students who are not merely literate, but fluent in mathematics. 

Physical Education
Salem Lutheran’s Physical Education curriculum is designed to develop the overall fitness, flexibility, coordination and responsibility of its students. This is done through traditional units of football, volleyball, and soccer as well as newer units such as scoops ball, lacrosse, and archery.

Reading
In reading, students learn to decode words, develop fluency, and increase vocabulary and comprehension. They are exposed to the major literary genres: poetry, fiction and drama, as well as digital media.. In addition, older students partner with lower-grade buddies to help students develop and enhance fluency, while instilling a love for reading. The “Reading Buddies” program also helps build and enhance the school’s sense of community by pairing elementary students with middle school students.

Science
Students study nature and the physical world by testing, experimenting, and measuring to gain knowledge of God’s creation and the order of His design. The Salem Science curriculum incorporates hands-on activities  in conjunction with concepts taught throughout the year. Hands-on activities are appropriately used throughout the grade levels to scaffold learning in order for graduates to succeed in high school and beyond.

Social Studies
In social studies, students learn about the world through the stories of intriguing people, exciting places and fascinating events. Students acquire a continuing interest in their society; develop a respect for the dignity and worth of all individuals; understand the democratic ideals that their country was founded upon; and gain an appreciation for the responsibilities and rights of citizenship.

Bible Study
This daily class is centered on enabling students to understand biblical principles and how to apply them to their lives. The curriculum includes Bible stories and readings, scripture memorization, discussions, activities and service projects.

Worship
Our weekly chapel service provides an opportunity for the entire school family to gather together to worship and praise God. The spiritual development of all students is encouraged through individual and group activities. Through the truths and promises of God’s Word, we seek to nurture in students a relationship with their Savior – one that will guide them during high school, their post-secondary years and beyond.