HOLY TRINITY ACADEMY
1973 E. Maryland Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016
telephone: 602.248.3881    
email: HTA@HolyTrinityAcademyPhx.org
                                                                       

Philosophy and Curriculum

Philosophy
Holy Trinity recognizes that preschool and elementary are a child's first steps into the world beyond the family; therefore, our aim is to provide a loving and supporting environment for optimal growth within a developmentally appropriate framework. We are committed to allowing each child the opportunity to learn at his or her own level and to experience success as his or her mastery advances. We strive to be accepting of the child as a unique individual with specific emotional and educational needs. Our goal is to provide challenging new experiences, opportunities to build relationships with other children and adults, and a rich variety of activities leading to the mastery of appropriate skills and overall school readiness. It is our responsibility to create the finest Orthodox Christian environment in which that can happen.

Curriculum Information

Our advanced learning programs are designed to promote every aspect of development – cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual – and to inspire a love and desire for learning.

Pre-K

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Blocks and Building
  • Language and Communications
  • Art
  • Dramatic Play
  • Basic Greek Language
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Letters and Sounds
  • Library Corner
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Hands-on Projects)
  • Puppets
  • Music

Kindergarten uses the following programs:

SRA/Open Court Reading and Language Arts. Students learn reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills through this research-based program that features systematic instruction in phonics, comprehension, word knowledge, and the extensive reading of decodable text and authentic literature. Language arts focuses on spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing.

The Spalding Method. A total language arts approach, the Spalding Method provides explicit, systematic, multi-sensory instruction in spelling, writing, and listening and reading comprehension. This phonics-based research validated program teaches all the components necessary for reading success: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

SRA Real Math. Through questions and problems that require thinking, not just memorization and calculation, this time-tested and proven program helps students understand math and apply learned skills to the real world. Real Math is the first program to integrate fully into every lesson the five interdependent mathematical proficiencies, or strands– understanding, computing, applying, reasoning, and engaging– that every student needs to achieve in math. Learning is made fun with the use of exciting games and manipulatives that support concept development.

Pearson Learning Core Knowledge History and Geography. Students learn about peoples and cultures that first lived in America.

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Science. This science program helps the children develop connections between their experiences and the world around them as they study weather, plants, animals, and much more.

The Faith This instructional series summarizes the beliefs and practices of the Orthodox Christian faith and includes daily lessons in Scripture, Liturgy, and Dogma.

In addition to the above programs, Fine Art, Music and Greek Language are part of the daily curriculum.

 

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