ACADEMIC OVERVIEW AND PHILOSOPHY
Chapel Hill Christian Academy provides a strong academic program in a caring, Christian environment. Our faculty and staff work daily to provide a variety of activities to meet individual needs and make the learning environment challenging, exciting, and successful.
The curriculum will incorporate a well-balanced range of academic subjects, featuring phonics and systematic reading instruction, hands-on math experiences, and a discovery approach to science, as well as technology embedded across all content areas. Our classrooms and halls are filled with real learning and genuine excitement to pursue understanding. You might hear songs and chants or see children in discussion groups expressing their ideas. Frequently you will see students working out math problems together, often with manipulatives, joyfully answering and asking questions. As a school community with these purposes and responsibilities, we will engage the larger communities of city, nation, and world of which we are a part. CHCA will serve our neighbors through mission and service projects, equipping students to impact the world for Jesus Christ!
With abundant natural curiosity, CHCA students learn how to learn in this safe, nurturing environment, instilling a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Maintaining concentration, working well both independently and as a member of a group, demonstrating empathy towards others, persevering when confronted with difficulty, learning from mistakes, and enjoying work that is well done are emphasized daily. We intend to prepare them to learn confidently for the rest of their lives and to give generously and joyfully to others.
Equally important is the leadership and character growth that these young students develop in their formative years. It is imperative that we partner with parents to ‘train up a child in the way he should go.’ As students interact with one another, opportunities to help train them often arise. As teachers and parents help guide students to be honest, deal healthily with emotions and resolve conflicts, their confidence and character grow.