Curriculum Overview

The school’s instructional program has been formulated on research-based curriculum, written in-house, that aligns with national, state and discipline-specific standards.  Standards alignment is periodically checked to ensure that students are receiving a solid foundation for transferring successfully to a junior high of their choosing in seventh grade. 

A very unique feature of the instructional program at Penn Christian Academy is the Sixth Grade Leadership Program.  All sixth graders participate in the class as a capstone experience.  Thirteen different leadership concepts are introduced to students through images.  Activities and projects are used as a means of assessment and are kept in a leadership journal or portfolio.  The experience culminates at the end of the school year with a leadership retreat.

The school believes in providing a well-rounded educational experience.  Therefore, many co-curricular classes are offered for students.  These special classes include: Science Lab, Global Learning Lab, Library, Physical Education, General Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts, and Computer (which incorporates programming and robotics).  Finally to spark a variety of student interests, many clubs are offered along with activity periods and after school athletic programs that give students an opportunity to explore a variety of ventures.