Preschool

at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Our School’s Mission & Vision

Christian Faith and Challenging Academics

The mission of Holy Cross Lutheran School is to provide a Christ-centered, nurturing ministry for children and their families, with an emphasis on academic excellence.

Preschool

Holy Cross offers a Preschool ministry for children ages 2 through Pre-K. 

Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool:

  • Is an extension of the ministry of Holy Cross Lutheran Church to the young child and the parents of our community.
  • Believes that a good beginning for every child is of great importance.
  • Believes that parents have the primary responsibility and privilege to provide the first Christian instruction and training for the child.
  • Can strengthen and support the parents in this responsibility by assisting and nurturing the child in his spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical needs.
  • Focuses on the total development of each individual child.
  • Has a flexible and child-centered curriculum with warm and caring teachers.
  • Provides quality education with experienced and qualified teachers.

Preschool Goals

Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool provides a fun, flexible, Christian atmosphere of teaching and learning experiences to enable children to:

  • Develop a strong, positive self-worth as a valued child of God.
  • Formulate social and emotional skills appropriate for home and school.
  • Develop cognitive and motor skills appropriate for each child through the philosophy that a child’s work is his play.
  • Initiate and Maintain spiritual growth through weekly Bible stories and daily intervention of activities with Jesus Christ as his Savior.

Curriculum

The curriculum is carefully planned to provide continuity and progressive development of the children. Children enrolled learn to feel good about themselves as they learn to work with others. The curriculum includes:

  • Bible Stories
  • Music and Rhythmic Movement
  • Art Activities
  • Reading and Math Readiness
  • Nature and Science Experiences
  • Alphabet and Numerical Activities
  • Motor Coordination
  • Language Development
  • Visual & Auditory
  • Perception Activities

Each day has a balance of free choice and group activity, quiet play and active play, indoor and outdoor play, and large and small muscle manipulation activities.

We Are Social

Holy Cross Lutheran School
8115 Oaklandon Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
317.826.1234

High Ability Program at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Holy Cross is committed to meet the needs of high ability students whose performance is consistent with nationally-recognized criteria for giftedness. We provide them with advanced experiences beyond grade-level curriculum through acceleration and/or enrichment of the curriculum.

High Ability students perform at or show the potential for performing at an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain (areas of aptitude and talent) compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment and is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interest.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

 

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