Academics

Elementary at Lakeland Christian School

K4 – Grade 5

As a parent, you know that elementary school signifies new beginnings. Whether your child is starting school for the first time or they’re taking the next step after preschool, you want to make the most of this important chapter of their life.

You’re looking for a school that will …

Encourage them socially.

Uplift them spiritually.

Challenge your child academically.

At Lakeland Christian School, we recognize that these are things you value as you search for the best elementary school for your child. As Polk County’s oldest and largest private Christian school, we strive to shepherd hearts and sharpen minds with thoughtfully-designed programs that will equip students in elementary and beyond. Below, you’ll see a preview of what we offer, including:

Learning Environment
Distinctives
Meet a Teacher

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Learning Environment

An atmosphere that cultivates the mind, body, and spirit in light of God’s Word

What matters most in your search for an elementary school? As one of your child’s foundational learning experiences, you’re looking for a welcoming atmosphere — one that will keep them safe while encouraging them to grow healthy relationships with their peers.

At LCS, elementary students engage in a learning environment that cultivates their hearts and minds. We do this through:

  • Biblical worldview integration. Every part of our teaching philosophy is centered around God’s Word. We aim to equip elementary students with academic knowledge that unfolds through a biblical lens.
  • Character education. Daily Bible class, weekly chapel, and teachers who model Christ-centered values all cultivate our students’ spiritual and character growth.
  • Optimal class sizes. We have purposefully designed our classroom sizes to encourage teachers in understanding every student’s unique learning style while allowing room for elementary schoolers to socialize and form healthy friendships.
  • Opportunities to lead and serve. Your child can engage in mission opportunities in our local community — whether it’s through helping at the LCS RISE Urban Farm, participating in donation drives, or partnering with local ministries. Viking Friends is another excellent opportunity for teaching elementary students to learn biblical conflict resolution and serve as mentors for younger students.
  • Parental involvement. Families stay connected in our community through volunteering in school events, being guest readers in class, assisting in the library, participating in field trips, and more.

STORIES

LCS Family

“It is very simple for us. Our children attend LCS because we are confident that those leading and teaching our children share our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and our desire to live a life that honors Christ and points others to Him. While academic excellence, extracurricular opportunities, and athletics are important, the bottom line is that those we allow to influence our children partner with us, not teaching anything contrary to our faith.”

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Distinctives

Learning that builds a strong foundation
Teaching Fundamental Subjects

Elementary students learn math, Bible, science, social studies, language arts, and reading — all core subjects that provide a wealth of knowledge they need to thrive academically. We prioritize the development of reading and comprehension skills in elementary through a rigorous program that teaches the elements of language in one-on-one and group settings.

Personalized Learning

Every child is different, and so are their learning styles. We engage students by providing hands-on activities in lessons, whether through a science project, small group discussion, or class presentations — elementary students thoroughly apply what they’ve learned.

Emphasis on S.T.E.A.M

Students learn about science and innovation in and out of the classroom. Challenge-based learning, as well as clubs and activities such as robotics, science fairs, Lego club, and virtual presentations, build interest and equip elementary students with 21st-century concepts to flourish in the modern world.

Enriching Opportunities

Enrichments abound in our community. Our students enjoy school wide events such as athletic games and camps, fine arts productions , summer camps, and more. Your child will also engage in various weekly special area classes, such as chapel, STEAM, music, art, and physical education.

Meet a Teacher

Name: Chris Cabrera
Degree: Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Years of experience: 27 years

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

“My favorite thing about teaching at Lakeland Christian School is that I am able to pray with and for the students openly.”

How has being a teacher impacted your life?

“Being a teacher has made life so much fun! I can’t imagine my life had I not become a teacher. Creating lessons and working with the young ones is always a blast!”

Name: Debbie Stump
Degree: Bachelor of Education
Years of experience: 40 years

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

“My favorite thing about teaching is working with kids and making learning fun. I also love teaching God’s Word!”

How has being a teacher impacted your life?

“Teaching has been so rewarding. I have loved meeting and building relationships with many students and have enjoyed watching them grow!”

Searching for a private Christian elementary school in Lakeland, FLorida?

As you look for the right learning environment for your child, we’re glad you’re considering Lakeland Christian School. Explore the campus, preview our programs, and experience the Christ-centered culture for yourself. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Questions? Please reach out to Julie Rice, our Director of Enrollment, at (863) 688-2771 or jrice@dwhosting.net.
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