“Coming from the public schools, our son was behind in his reading skills and he hadn’t been introduced to phonics till he came to King’s Gate. He is now reading above grade level and significantly above in math.”

Julie Davidson

King's Gate Christian School

ELEMENTARY

It is our mission to take the love of Jesus Christ to the community by partnering with families to equip the whole student for their individual calling through a rich, experiential education.

We believe in hands-on, relational educational experiences that address the needs of the whole student: spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical. Our student/teacher ratio averages 8:1. To keep that ratio, many of our classrooms employ two qualified teachers. This allows for relational teaching and meeting the educational needs of each student. Every subject incorporates Biblical principles, helping our students understand GOD’s plan for their lives. Every classroom includes experiential, hands-on, and inspiring learning opportunities.

School hours: 8:15am – 3:15pm (carpool begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Extended Hours available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. (extra fee) 

Committed to providing an education that LAUNCHES LAUNCHES students into their individual calling.

Typical Week

Younger students, including Kindergarten, begin each day with morning meeting time which includes prayer and devotion, calendar activities, Bible memory activities, and presentation of lessons. Students study subjects like reading, writing, and math in small groups with their teacher. Learning centers include activities for every learning style, giving students opportunities to learn with each other through their experiences.

Older students experience more subjects and a deeper understanding of subjects covered in their earlier years. They also have the benefit of hands-on learning opportunities.

All students attend chapel weekly where they are introduced to godly principles, application of scripture, and songs to imbed Scripture and godly lessons into their hearts and minds.

Specials

Special courses provide learning opportunities outside of the normal classroom. Some are open to all students, some for select grades. They include:

  • Science
  • Music
  • PE
  • Art
  • Library
  • Spanish

Where we have the opportunity, our students enter various competitions within and outside of our school such as the ACSI Arts Festival, Spelling Bee, Speech Meet, Creative Writing Festival, and Math Olympics.

Curriculum

We use Bible-based curriculum across every subject in every grade. Our curriculum is not only spiritually excellent, it’s academic standard matches that of other private schools whose focus is on academics.

King’s Gate students are prepared for life!

Kindergarten

*Students who have completed our pre-K program have first enrollment priority for Kindergarten.

Generally, children turning 5 by June 1st are ready for Kindergarten. There are some exceptions for children who turn 5 by school start, depending on the completion of a King’s Gate pre-kindergarten program, a developmental assessment, and recommendation by a King’s Gate teacher.

Kindergarten students experience math, handwriting, phonics, and story-time in small groups with their teachers. Learning centers include reading, listening, writing, math, art, sensory, manipulatives, computer, and Bible. Specials classes each week include music, PE, science, art, and library.

A Kindergarten highlight is our Science Fair. Students work with our science teacher to develop a theme and choose their topic and are guided through the process of researching and presenting their findings.

First - Fifth Grade
Language Arts

Our language arts curriculum includes a combination of instruction and practice in writing, grammar, spelling, and reading. Learning centers provide in-depth experiences in writing and reciting poetry, creative writing, illustrating personal works, dramatization, reading aloud, alliteration, spelling practice, phonics, suffixes, prefixes, grammar, and paragraph composition. Skills become increasingly more in-depth throughout the grades. By fifth grade, students should be able to independently read increasingly complex text. Skills are explored, practiced, and applied through a variety of fiction and non-fiction sources.

Mathematics

We use curriculum that takes a hands-on approach to mastering math. Lessons are taught using manipulatives, SMARTboard technology, hands-on activities, problem-solving, pencil-paper methods, and math games. The upper level My Math curriculum emphasizes:

  • Number & Numeration
  • Operations & Computation
  • Data & Chance
  • Measurement & Reference Frames
  • Geometry
  • Patterns
  • Functions
  • Pre-Algebra
Bible

Biblical concepts and opportunities for spiritual development are integrated across the curriculum. Scripture memory and community service are emphasized.

Each grade emphasizes a different biblical concept:

1st grade: Students learn about the many gifts given to us by GOD, including the ultimate gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. This study highlights Creation, our families, our friends, the work of Jesus, and many other examples of GOD’s care.

2nd grade: When GOD gives a command, He provides a promise. Blessing can follow obedience as GOD graciously fulfills His Word. Students study the life of Moses through the book of Exodus, witnessing the tribulations and victories of the Israelites as they learn to trust GOD.

3rd grade: Students discover GOD’s redemptive love by studying the lives of Joseph and Daniel.

4th grade: Students learn that our lives are like castles that GOD can build into strong and beautiful monuments to His grace. Students discover GOD’s redemptive love by studying the life of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the ministry of the Apostles.

5th grade: Students learn that just as GOD wanted His people to possess the land of Canaan, so He desires His children to live in a spiritual realm of promise and victory today. They gain an understanding of the patterns and themes of GOD’s work through the Old Testament.

Social Studies/Geography

In 1st through 3rd grades, the curriculum covers foundational knowledge in Geography, History, Art, and Social Studies – areas of study increasingly being excluded in most schools. In 4th and 5th grades, history and geography come alive through storytelling, literacy instruction, and flexible resources. Through studying history and geography, students better understand the world and GOD’s hand in it, becoming thoughtful and literate citizens. Course content for each grade:

  • 1st grade: Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Aztecs, Incas & Myans, Mexico, Columbus/Conquistadors, English Settlers, World Religions, American Revolution, American Symbols, Westward Expansion
  • 2nd grade: Modern Japanese Civilization, Ancient Greek Civilization, Mexico, Columbus/Conquistadors, American Government – The Constitution, War of 1812, Westward Expansion, Civil War, Immigration and Citizenship, Geography of the Americas, Symbols & Figures
  • 3rd grade: Emphasis on Oklahoma History
  • 4th grade: Geography of the U.S., Americans and their history, Government in the U.S., the Nation’s Economy, the Five Regions of the U.S.
  • 5th grade: The First Americans, Age of Exploration, Life in the Colonies, the American Revolution, a New Nation, Westward Movement, Civil War, and Reconstruction
Science 

Ms. Laurie Gillum, a wildlife biologist who has ample research experience in the field of life science, has developed a robust, hands-on science program for all students. She leads our students in a unique study of animals and life science, teaching foundational concepts including taxonomy, cell biology, and lifecycles. Using the scientific method, students are taught through “Think about It” modules and activities to hypothesize before beginning an experiment. “Test It” modules and activities help students set up experiments, collect data, and observe what happens. “What Did You Discover” modules and activities provide opportunities to record what they observed and “Why” sections give explanations.

Science curriculum for our older students includes lessons in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) so students can engage in the engineering design process. Science concepts taught include properties of matter, forces and motion, growth and survival, ecosystems, the water cycle, weather, earth, and space.

We provide a state-of-the-art science lab complete with microscopes and Bunsen burners. Our outdoor Wonderground  classroom includes an observation deck, a pollinator garden, and a vernal pond. This is where students learn about citizen science and how to protect lands and species.

Music

Music is a critical educational piece leading to better brain development, an increase in human connection, and a decrease in stress. Studies show increases in IQ points in children engaged in music, not just listening in the background. Our students explore concepts to help them understand and appreciate music. All of our students perform in the annual Christmas Sing.

1st and 2nd grade students learn about melody, rhythm, harmony, form, music appreciation, performance, tone, pitch, tempo, dynamics, rhythm patterns, features of songs, music history and culture, music from other countries, styles, music expression, beats, and rhythm responses, playing rhythmic patterns, playing pitch patterns, and following a melodic contour. 1st grade students are introduced to the violin.

3rd and 4th grade students learn about musical notation, the orchestra, solfege, and dynamics. They engage in listening, singing, playing instruments, and dancing.

5th grade students use vocal music to explore musical concepts like rhythm, form, and notation using hands-on activities. They’re given different types of music exposure through listening experiences.

Art

Students learn about color mixing, texture, and portraits. They are exposed to various types of art through books and pictures. They study famous paintings, learn the language of visual art, art history, and culture. When possible, our students visit art galleries and showings. They create their own works using the elements of art and the principles of design to communicate their ideas.

Physical Education/Health

Students learn to treat their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit through sound practices in health, nutrition, fitness, self-preservation, hygiene, adequate rest/sleep, and a godly lifestyle. They develop awareness of the body’s capabilities and a positive attitude and appreciation of his/her body. Through games and sports, they develop competence in movement and coordination of large muscle groups and balance as well as in fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. We teach that life begins at conception and that GOD knew the number of our days before a single one came to be (Psalm 139). Students learn acceptance of one’s own sex as GOD created them and honor His design for sex as part of marriage.

Technology

STEaM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities using SMARTboards and Chromebooks provide opportunities for students to express creativity, innovation, and imagination.