✓ Who: 1st-5th Grades
✓ When: 5 Days/Week, End of August – Beginning of June
✓ Location: Conveniently located just 1 minute from the Mountville exit of Route 30 in Lancaster County, PAReady to Discover More?
Unlike many other elementary schools in the Lancaster area, the teachers at Dayspring Christian Academy’s Lower School educate with the whole child in mind. While others prepare elementary-aged students to simply improve their memorization and test-taking abilities, Dayspring teaches students how to reason through the content that is presented to them to reach a logical, biblical conclusion and application.
Scripture says, “Come and see the works of the Lord,” (Ps. 66.5). In grades 1-5, teachers take students out of the classroom for on-site learning through exciting and rich field studies. First-grade students discover what life was like around our state’s founding at Landis Valley Museum and experience maple syrup-making. Second grade experience life at the Daniel Boone Homestead as they delve into history and explore Indian Echo Caverns as they study geology. Third grade uncovers the Pilgrims’ past as they read about life in Holland and go ice skating, then visit the Plymouth town and plantation discovering how our nation came to be on a 5-day study to Massachusetts. Fourth grade studies Lancaster’s rich history through a walking tour, then they track our founder’s footsteps through a trip to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and other historical sites. Fifth grade learns of our nation’s struggle for independence and the meaning of our national anthem at Fort McHenry. Later, fifth grade will travel to the New Jersey coast to study oceanography on a 2-day trip.
Hybrid Learning is a system that rotates students through three learning stations within the math class to enable personalized learning. Students engage in the learning process through the use of direct instruction, which has a small group interacting directly with the teacher for more individualized teaching with each student. Another station includes collaborative activities, where students work in a group on real-world problems that relate to the material covered in class. The final station is independent learning, which takes place on a computer. It helps students to master each step in the problem and give immediate feedback to the teacher to let them know where each student may need further direction. The Hybrid Learning method enables students to have multiple ways of learning a lesson to enable mastery and to meet students varied learning styles.
Dayspring’s elementary school classrooms are large, bright, welcoming, and friendly. Appropriate security measures are in place to ensure that our families feel confident that their precious children are safe, loved, and well-cared for.
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Dayspring’s elementary students do use textbooks for skill-oriented subjects, by and large, though, textbooks are used as resource tools. Students and teachers alike develop highly specialized notebooks that become the primary teaching-learning tools that enhance internalization of the material. All textbooks are selected with care in alignment with biblical truth and rooted in primary sources.
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Yes! Visiting Dayspring is a great way to get your questions answered, learn more about the school, meet the elementary school teachers and faculty, and see how we can meet your child's individual educational needs.
Private tours for you and your child are available. Additionally, middle and high school students are able to experience a day of school at Dayspring through our visitation program. Call Karol Hasting at 717-285-2000 or use the button below to register.Schedule a Tour