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K-8 Curriculum

Academics

Academic Excellence & Christian Discipleship Since 1950

FCS is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and fully-accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Core Curriculum

FCS emphasizes academic excellence in all core subjects, including math, science, social studies and English language arts. Terra Nova Achievement Tests are provided and scored by CTB McGraw-Hill.  These assessments were originally established in 1926 and provide educators with objective criteria by which to measure a student’s progress, including grade level equivalents and national percentile standings.  Terra Nova Assessments are well respected and accepted as official documentation by high schools, both public and private for admissions.

Bible

Bible class, daily devotions, prayer and weekly chapel services enable the students to grow in their knowledge and understanding of God.  Chapel speakers present students with a message that is relevant to their daily lives. Subjects are taught in light of the truth of God's Word. It is the desire of FCS that all students make a personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Music

The Music Program includes instruction in theory and performance. Keyboarding and recorder classes are taught in grades 1-5 and music appreciation classes in grades 6-8. Students in grades 3-8 may take instrumental lessons through the Band Program. FCS is a member of NYSSMA.

Art

Students express their creativity in weekly art classes as they create original artwork and explore artistic tools and techniques.

Technology Lab

Grades 2-8 participate weekly in technology classes. Students acquire skills in typing, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.

Library

The library contains both fiction and nonfiction, including classic works of literature, biographies, reference books, mysteries, historical fiction, how-to books, story books for young readers, books on history, science, geography, and much more. The library is open to all students.

Electives

Grades 5-8 may choose to take classes in cooking, drama, film, hand chimes, sports clinic, gardening, calligraphy and American Sign Language.

Spanish Language

Beginning early in the second grade, all students participate in Spanish language classes.

ESL

International students attend ESL classes five days a week to improve their English skills. The students utilize the library and computer lab in order to access a wide range of materials for English proficiency.