Concordia’s Elementary School program offers students in grades one to five countless opportunities to develop academically, spiritually and socially.
Our teachers care for children and partner with parents to create a culture of learning that encourages hard work, creative thinking and positive risk taking.
Building a Strong Foundation
With an intentional focus on building a solid foundation in the fundamental academic areas of reading and writing, social studies, STEM, physical education and the arts, students acquire skills they can continue to use as they advance through school.
Along the way, they have a chance to connect to the world around them, develop awareness of self and others and practice leadership skills.
Our Elementary School faculty lead their students toward cultivating life-long learning strategies, so they may truly understand the joy of learning.
Learning in Elementary School
Our Elementary School curriculum is delivered within a practical, real-world context, which broadens our students’ view of the world. Students learn through exploration and discovery and are actively involved in the learning process. Teachers encourage their students to ask questions, find information through developmentally appropriate research activities, reflect on their work and the work of others.
Concordia’s commitment to whole-child education means children also explore strategies for dealing with social and emotional needs, learn how to show respect and care for their bodies and the world around them and understand and have compassion for the needs of others by engaging in service-learning opportunities that make a real difference in the world.
Elementary School students have a countless opportunities to engage in authentic learning, from field trips around the city to an array of extracurricular activities.
Author and graphic artist Matt Smith delighted ES students with his online sessions. Even though Matt delivered the sessions online via Zoom, he drew students into the world of comics and showed students just how to bring characters to life.
It has been said that even a small act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life, and this is certainly true for the students in the Kids4Kids and Community CCA who made a difference in the lives of others through their acts of service and kindness.
Hundreds of books have gone missing from the library. Third Grade students have been called in to Solve the Mystery in the Library.
Concordia’s co-curricular program includes activities, clubs, sports and fine arts that run parallel to the curriculum and provide additional exposure to experiential learning within a safe and nurturing environment. This year’s fall ES CCA offerings have been quite popular among our students, achieving a 90% participation rates.