Bell Tower Schoolhouse, LLC
 
A Comprehensive Learning Center


​​Grades 1-5 Academic Overview

Language Arts -Our Language Arts program uses a guided reading program based on students’ needs with regards to mastery of the curriculum. Fiction and nonfiction text, poetry, and high frequency phrases are used. Overall areas for assessment are fluency, retelling, and comprehension. For this, students are encouraged to reread passages for mastery. Our teachers use a variety of materials including big books and picture books as anchor texts to model examples of comprehension strategies and literary elements. While students are provided opportunity for instruction in a wide range of genres, they are encouraged to grow as independent readers when given choice and support in application of comprehension strategies to their own as well as teacher selected book choices.


Math - Our elementary math program at BTS develops students’ abilities to become creative and critical thinkers while promoting the understanding and enjoyment of mathematics through the development of problem solving strategies, reasoning skills, and computational skills. Frequent activities with visual models and manipulatives help concrete thinkers begin to develop abstract reasoning abilities. Teachers encourage students to take responsibility for their own mathematics learning and to communicate mathematically using the proper vocabulary. Activities and lessons are developed to show students that math is a part of our everyday life.


Social Studies -  Our Social Studies Weekly curriculum applies a Balanced Literacy approach to education. The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features creates a high level of Student Engagement. Teacher-created lesson plans include rigorous and relevant assessment, word study, writing prompts, reading (modeled, shared, guided, and independent) and much more. This curriculum creates engaging learning experiences that inspire human hearts and profoundly impact millions of students as they become critically thinking, responsible decision makers.


Science - Our Science curriculum combines the 4 C's: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity (Innovation). The Science Studies Weekly curriculum levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level that provides researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding/differentiated instruction so that all students succeed. The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features creates a high level of Student Engagement. Teacher-created lesson plans include rigorous and relevant assessment, word study, writing prompts, reading (modeled, shared, guided, and independent) and much more. This curriculum creates engaging learning experiences that inspire human hearts and profoundly impact millions of students as they become critically thinking, responsible decision makers.











Kinder Jay Curriculum

Reading ~ McGraw Hill Treasures for Kindergarten

Math ~ McGraw Hill "My Math" for KindergartenMissouri Kindergarten Math

Science ~ Science4us.comMissouri Kindergarten Science

Social Studies ~ Kindergarten Studies Weekly

Handwriting ~ Handwriting Without Tears

Keyboarding ~ Keyboarding Without Tears

Extra ~ Character Education Studies Weekly


Regardless of grade level or subject area, we foster a love of learning for our students by keeping them engaged in hands on projects and student centered learning activities! We integrate technology into every component of our curriculum to enhance learning!



We believe that every child is unique and will grow at his or her own pace. Our teachers spend time nurturing children’s strengths and encouraging them to reach new heights. ​

Curriculum



Itty Bitty Bookworm

(Preschool Curriculum)