Curriculum and Schedules
We believe in fostering a love for learning in our students so that they become lifelong learners. Our curriculum was carefully selected to provide a framework whereupon inquiry-based and experiential learning are highly encouraged.
Bible Lessons for the Senses
TDCA has developed a unique and personal bible curriculum to encourage encounters with God on a daily basis. Through TDCA's Bible Lessons for the Senses, students experience His presence through their God-given design.
We utilize Lucy Calkins’ Reading Workshop where students select literature within Units of Study and discuss various genres with their classmates.
We implement Lucy Calkin’s Writer’s Workshop to walk students through the writing process and provide the necessary tools for emerging young authors.
We use the newly updated version of Singapore Math by Houghton Mifflin, Math in Focus: Singapore Edition. Students are encouraged to think critically and look for multiple approaches to Math problems. Across all elementary levels, manipulatives are encouraged and available.
We have built units based upon the Next Generation Science Standards that are being implemented nationwide. Our teachers have intentionally incorporated science experiments and the Scientific Method as part of the Science labs. We also prepare students for our annual Science Fair that takes place during the second semester.
History units are also built thematically by our teachers and align with Common Core Standards. Our teachers have planned projects and occasional field trips to bring history to life as well! Oftentimes, students will find themselves traveling back in time meeting historical figures who have come dressed up for in-character visits in the classrooms!
TDCA also has a plethora of Electives that encourage creativity and equip students with the tools they need to bring innovation and leadership into the world they live in. Electives include classes from Singing the Word, Creative Arts, Leadership, Drama, and Music.