ABOUT US

New Life Christian School has been providing quality, Christian Education in the Bridgeton (St. Louis County) area for 43 years.  Founded in 1974 by Guy E. Roam as a ministry of New Life Pentecostal Church, NLCS has proven to be a leader in Christian Education in the St. Louis area.  Yearly achievement testing and college entrance exams prove academic quality year in and year out.

 
NLCS uses the tradition educational approach Preschool - 8th grades using the intensive phonics approach with the A Beka curriculum.  At the High School level NLCS then uses the individualized computer-based curriculum, Alpha Omega "Ignitia" (English, History and Geography, and Electives) and ABeka (Math and Science).

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten curriculum is so designed that the child's "wiggles" actually help him  learn.  Kindergartners use a 100 percent ABeka Book curriculum.  The program  introduces the letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds and then the  exciting discovery that by putting the sounds together one comes up with words to  read. The child is provided the privilege of learning to read without pressure.

Also included in the curriculum is learning the numbers and their formation.  Counting  and adding these fascinating numbers together using a variety of different objects and  even singing through the process makes the learning experience fun as well as  educational.


Art time provides a time of developing those motor skills used in coloring, cutting, and pasting.  The child delights in discovering the world around him in the beautifully illustrated science book.

Music and Elementary Spanish are a part of the curriculum for our Kindergarten class and the highlight of each day is Bible Time!  Included are Bible stories and scripture memorization.

Students must be 5 years old by August 1 of the current year to enroll.  However, students who will attain the age of 5 by August 31 of the current year are eligible as determined by screening.  Parents should submit a copy of the child's birth certificate at time of Application.


Elementary (1-5)

The NLCS elementary school curriculum is designed to give a skill-oriented foundation on which to build future academics.  Reading, arithmetic, phonics, and writing are stressed.  

Phonics is the foundation of the reading program.  Colorfully illustrated Christian readers encourage character and moral development.  Reading for comprehension is emphasized.

Arithmetic is presented as a logical process.  The elementary program emphasizes drill and "thinking your way through a problem." At the end of second grade a child has met the challenge of regrouping in addition and subtraction and can use multiplication and division  tables 2, 3,  4,  and 5.  Third graders learn multiplication and division tables up to 12.

Our teacher to student ratio (currently 13:1) promotes a quality classroom environment as well a more attention to each individual student.  Music, Physical Education, and Elementary Spanish round out the day at NLCS for our Elementary classes.


Junior High- (6-8)

At the Jr High level NLCS uses the traditional ABeka curriculum for the core curriculum with the Ignitia Curriculum as a transition for 7th and 8th grades in the subjects of Bible, History and Geography.

Our Jr. High classes are separated into three classrooms with break-out Music and Physical Education classes.

At 7th grade competitive volleyball (Girls) and basketball (Boys) is offered as an extra curricular activity.

 

 

 

 

 

High School (9-12)

In High School at NLCS we utilize the Alpha Omega "Ignitia" curriculum primarily for English, History, Geography, and electives.  The ABeka curriculum is used for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Spanish 1 and 2.   

In the Ignitia Curriculum students are assigned an individualized program prescribed for their ability and level of achievement.  The slow student never feels left behind.  The fast student never feels restricted.  The pace of progress is individual, not chronological.

With this program, each student is given daily goals, a process that trains initiative while enabling expression of academic growth.  His/her own personal speed, knowledge, and skill are increased and his individual advancement provides him with a rewarding sense of accomplishment.

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

Since such instruction is private, the student is encouraged to ask any basic question he/she might normally be embarrassed to voice in front of the class.  The results are a greater academic openness and readiness to learn on the part of the student.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God.  We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and his substitutionary death; and his bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven.

We believe in the plan of salvation which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and eternal life with Christ for all believers.

We believe in godly living and active participation in a local church of believers.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

Students of New Life Christian School are expected to refrain from talking about or engaging in cheating, swearing, smoking, gambling, immorality, drinking alcoholic beverages, and using or talking about narcotics.  Students who participate in such activities are subject to suspension.

Students are expected to act in an orderly and respectful manner, maintaining Christian standards in courtesy, kindness, language, morality, and honesty.  Students must agree to strive toward unquestionable character in dress, conduct, and attitude.

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Any child who will be in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade may apply.  However, New Life Christian School recognizes that it cannot meet the educational needs of all children.  It is a school offering a high quality of Christian training, but it is not designed to be a correctional institution for problems arising beyond those usually encountered in average school children.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

-Complete the Online Inquiry Form

-Meeting with the Principal & tour of the school

-Complete the Online Application Form & Fee

-Submit a copy of Birth Certificate (and court decree documentation if applicable)

-School Records and/or copy of the latest Report Card

-Student Immunization Records

-Complete the Online Enrollment Form & Fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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