Baymonte has two classes of students enrolled in each of our elementary grade levels. Our teachers are state credentialed and ACSI certified. Teacher aides are also assigned to Kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms.
All elementary students receive music instruction twice per week. Fourth and fifth grade students participate in beginning band. Students visit the media center each week where they spend time in the library with our media center director and in the computer lab with our computer teacher. Each class participates in physical education twice per week which is led by our PE specialist.
At the elementary grade levels there are many opportunities for parental participation in the school program. In the primary grades many parents assist the teachers in staffing learning centers. Parents assist as chaperones for a variety of field trips that support the classroom curriculum.
Our school takes the investment in curriculum very seriously. Each year we adopt new curriculum for a different subject area. The teaching staff is actively involved in the selection of all curriculum materials. We follow the State of California Educational Framework and Content Standards for the primary content of the subject area content. Most of the textbooks we select are state approved texts. Classroom teachers integrate biblical truth and Christian values throughout the curriculum.
The following are the textbook publishers we use in each subject as a basis for our curriculum:
- Bible|Positive Action for Christ, ACSI
- Math|My Math
- Grammar|Sadlier Oxford
- Writing|Step Up to Writing
- Social Studies|Pearson, Glencoe
- Reading| McGraw Hill, selected novels
Middle school students participate in a regularly scheduled physical education class. They also have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular sports with other Christian schools in the Bay Area Christian Schools Athletic League.
Our elementary school students have the opportunity to participate in the ACSI Speech Meet, ACSI Spelling Bee and the Santa Cruz County Math Contest.
Half Day Program
8:30am – 12:00pm
Full Day Program
8:30am – 2:30pm
10:10-10:40 Music, P.E., Computer Lab, Bible or Sharing
11-11:40 Choice time
12- 12:20 Lunch recess/Half Day Students Dismissed
12:20-12:50 Quiet Time
12:50- 2:10 Enrichment Activities – Science, Art, Music, Computer Lab, Life Lab, iPads
2:10-2:25 Outdoor Play
2:25-2:30 Close and Dismiss
1st – 2nd 8:30am – 2:45pm
3rd 8:30am – 3:00pm
4th 8:15am – 3:00pm
5th 8:10am – 3:00pm
Kindergarten Recess 10:40am – 11:00am
Primary Recess (1-2) 10:00am – 10:20am
Intermediate Recess (3-5) 10:20am – 10:40am
Primary Lunch (K-2) 11:40am – 12:20pm
Intermediate Lunch (3-5) 12:05pm – 12:45pm
Primary (K-2) 10:20am – 11:00am
Intermediate (3-5) 9:00am – 9:40am