1st grade through 5th grade
Elementary school is an important and fundamental time in a child’s education. At Orlando Christian Prep we take that responsibility seriously. Many of our parents testify that during this pivotal time, Orlando Christian Prep’s superior academics and, most importantly, Christian foundation have played an enormous role in their child’s success in later years. Private education in elementary school is a sacrifice, but the investment is well-rewarded.
- Students at OCP test between 1 1⁄2 and 2 1⁄2 years above the National average
- 100% of our teachers have Bachelor Degrees
- 28% hold advanced degrees or credits toward their advanced degree
- Fully Accredited through Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
- Average student to teacher ratio is 1:20
Our elementary school uses a combination of the A Beka and the Bob Jones University curriculum, with supplemental Math Connects curriculum. Both the A Beka and Bob Jones curriculum produce exceptional academics from a Christian perspective.
Elementary students are given the opportunity during library time to choose books on the AR list and take computerized tests on the books they read. The computer tracks their scores and awards are given to students that accumulate the most points. Students continually increase their reading skills through this program. This year, OCP’s school-wide goal is 15 million words!
The Art Program is designed to develop our student’s creativity and ability through many hands-on activities. Since art takes on many different forms and ideas, students are constantly increasing their imagination and skills. Art projects are displayed throughout the campus. Starting in 3rd grade, students are able to participate in the regional Fine Arts Competition through the Florida Association of Christian Colleges & Schools (FACCS).
The Spiritual growth of our students- teaching them how to live and lead- is the number one priority of Orlando Christian Prep. To effectively reach this goal, each week our students meet corporately for an amazing time of praise and worship and a challenging message from God’s Word. Elementary classes have numerous opportunities to perform in front of their peers through drama or worship. Speakers consist of staff members and guest speakers throughout the Christian community.
Students develop leadership ability by first learning to SERVE others. Students have the opportunity to serve others through our Community Outreach program. We celebrate community service, and believe that serving others makes us more like Jesus. Our students have opportunities each year to serve at their own school, in the Orlando community, and globally through international projects.
OCP’s extended care program includes before and aftercare, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The extended care workers are veterans that have been at OCP for quite some time. They love the children and take their care seriously. An afternoon snack is provided as well as time for homework to be completed or worked on and playground time.
Each class enjoys at least one field trip per year, but class trips vary from year to year. Permission slips with details about the trip are always sent home well in advance. Media Center: The Media Center uses technology as its greatest resource. OCP has purchased on-line resources for each student to have free access to peer-reviewed journals, novels, periodicals and encyclopedias. Access is available in the Media Center or at home. Username and passwords are available through our school librarian.Music: Music classes are a favorite of our students. Our music teachers bring their contagious energy and love of music into the classroom creating an amazing musical environment for the students. Students will learn the basics of music theory and rhythm, as well as learning favorite songs of all ages.Physical Education: P.E. teacher Mrs. McPherson challenges students to perform at their best physical ability while encouraging them to increase their performance. Focus is placed on developing physical endurance, coordination, teamwork and sportsmanship. Students in first grade and up train for and complete the Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge each year. Spanish: Students enjoy 30 minutes of Spanish instruction each week. Students learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language, increasing their understanding and word bank each year. Spanish rhymes and songs add to the students’ enjoyment of learning a foreign language.Technology: Students attend computer class in our state of the art computer lab for 35 minutes each week. Classroom concepts are often reinforced through the computer class. Keyboarding skills, typing, spreadsheets and desktop publishing are just a few of the skills students learn, starting in Kindergarten.