Clay Road offers a full range of programs for infants through 8th grade, including rich classroom curricula, extended care and after school enrichment opportunities. Select your area of interest for further details.
|Early Childhood Education||PreK |
|Mothers Day Out
||Kindergarten Full Day|
|Preschool||Elementary 1st-5th |
|Kindergarten Bridge||Middle School 6th-8th|
|Extended Care Services||Enhancement Activities|
Early Childhood Education – Mother’s Day Out, Preschool and PreKindergarten
At CRBS, we believe no one is too young to benefit from a loving, nurturing environment. Our Early Education Program (ECE) is dedicated to young children whose fresh perspective, laughter, hugs and enthusiasm for learning inspire us to enjoy and explore the world around us in a unique way. At the very heart of our ECE program is the belief that children can learn through both directed, structured learning AND through play.
Mother's Day Out
Mother's Day Out classes focus on children ages three months to 3 years old and are available two days a week (Wednesday and Friday) from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. MDO students with siblings attending kindergarten through eighth grade at CRBS are allowed to stay until 3:00 for an additional charge. Teacher-student ratios are low, with two teachers in every classroom, giving children more "hands-on" attention and careful supervision. Children in the 1- and 2-year-old classes learn Bible songs, participate in craft activities and enjoy outdoor play on our ECE playground.
Clay Road Baptist School offers preschool classes three days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or five days from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for children who are three years old by September 1 and who are potty-trained. Extended care is available before and after school. Preschool utilizes both the Abeka and ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) curriculums to teach such concepts as letter and number recognition and beginning letter formation. Students also have opportunities to stretch their memory skills by learning short Bible verses & the pledges to our flags using age-appropriate strategies. Reinforcement activities include creative play, arts & craft activities, fine & gross motor movement, learning stations, and music & library classes. With the exception of a school spirit shirt used on field trips, uniforms are not required for preschool.
The pre-kindergarten program is for children who are four years old by September 1. We offer two attendance options for our pre-kindergarten students: students meet three days each week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. –or- students meet five days each week (Monday through Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Extended care is available both before and after school. With the exception of a school spirit shirt used on field trips, uniforms are not required for pre-kindergarten.
This is a year of new beginnings as children prepare for the challenges of "big school." We continue to utilize the ABeka curriculum to assist students in developing and mastering the skills and concepts they began in preschool such as more focused work with numbers, phonics instruction & letter formation. Students also have opportunities to stretch their memory skills by learning short Bible verses and reciting the pledges to our flags. Socially, students will focus on the rules of classroom etiquette and relationship strategies. Reinforcement activities include creative play, arts & craft activities, fine & gross motor movement, and music, computer & library classes. Five day students utilize their extra time together for additional enrichment and reinforcement activities. Regardless of the number of days attending, students who attend our PreKindergarten program are fully prepared for the advanced instruction our kindergarten classes provide.
Kindergarten Bridge - Full Day Program M-F 8:15-3:15
This program focuses on Kindergarten readiness skills allowing students
transitioning from Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten an extra year to progress in
development and prepare for Kindergarten success. Kindergarten Bridge is for
children who are five years old or are turning five in September or October.
Using a multi-sensory approach to learning, the curriculum focuses on phonics,
math, science, social studies, and handwriting skills with an emphasis on a
developmentally appropriate level of instruction. Through varied teaching
methods students work on building social and emotional kindergarten readiness
This program, similar in structure and format to the Kindergarten program,
includes all the same extra curricular classes including Spanish, PE, Library, Art,
Computer, and Music. Students are required to wear uniforms and the hours are
8:15-3:15. The goal of this program is to equip students for optimal social and academic
success in Kindergarten. Ultimately the program builds a strong foundation for
academic success throughout a child’s school career.
Kindergarten- Full Day Program M-F 8:15-3:15
Our traditional all-day class meets M-F from 8:15am to 3:15pm. All Kindergarten students may arrive as early as 7:00 am and stay as late as 6:00pm for an additional charge.
All Kindergarten students follow the ABeka curriculum for phonics and reading. ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) math is used to provide the children with hands-on learning and the development of higher level thinking skills. FOSS science kits are used to teach science through exploration and discovery. Children are introduced to topic-specific classes such as computer, library, art, music and physical education. Children who have not been enrolled in the CRBS PreKindergarten program will need to be evaluated for readiness before they are admitted to Kindergarten.
Elementary 1st - 5th
The elementary grades utilize ABeka, ACSI and Bob Jones curriculum materials for instruction. Students attend school from 8:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Elementary grades participate in the Accelerated Reader & Accelerated Math programs, FOSS Science, Bible drill competition, spelling bee, creative writing competitions and art contests. All students enjoy music, art, computer, library and physical education. Electives such as Spanish and band (fifth grade only) are offered as well as the opportunity for girls to participate in pep squad (third-fifth grade).
Middle School 6-8th
The middle school grades utilize a variety of curriculum sources, including Abeka, Bob Jones and Glencoe. Students can potentially graduate with high school credit for Integrated Physics and Chemistry and Algebra I. Spanish, which is part of the core curriculum, will count towards a high school credit as well. Students are given an elective period opportunity during the regular school day and may choose art or band. Various sports activities such as cheerleading, flag football, volleyball, basketball, golf and track. There is a distinct emphasis on leadership, discipleship and Christian service in Clay Road's middle school program.
Extended Care Services – Before and After School
CRBS understands that some parents need a more flexible schedule than regular classroom hours offer. We provide an extended care program both before and after school for an additional cost.
Preschool: Available every day from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. A staff member will
escort your child to his/her classroom by 8:15 a.m.
PreKindergarten: Available every day from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. A staff member
will escort your child to his/her classroom by 8:15 a.m.
Kindergarten Bridge-8th Grade: Available every day from 7:00 to 8:05 a.m.
Your child will be dismissed to walk to his/her class-room in time to arrive before
Mother's Day Out
If an MDO student has a sibling attending Kindergarten or higher at CRBS,
these students are allowed to remain in the Early Childhood Education building
where they may watch an age-appropriate video, play with toys, games, and
puzzles, or be taken to the ECE playground. This program is available
Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:05 to 3:00 p.m.
At 2:05 students are escorted by their teachers to the late room where they may
watch a video, play with toys, games, and puzzles, or be taken to the playground
or gym for recreation time. This program is available from 2:05-3:10 p.m.
Kindergarten Bridge - 8th
The Late room for K-Bridge through 8th grade is open every day from 3:15
until 6:00 p.m. Students are dismissed by their teachers to the late room where
an afternoon snack is provided. From 3:30 until 4:30, a separate supervised
"homework room" is available. Other activities include playing with friends,
enjoying outdoor recreation, or watching educational videos.
After School Enrichment Program
CRBS is pleased to offer after-school enrichment programs to enhance your child’s educational experience. Contact our office for information.
Enhancement Activities (Opportunities to Soar)
In addition to our rich curriculum and varied after school programs, we offer myriad opportunities, both in class and before or after school, to learn and grow at Clay Road Baptist School. Please review our “Opportunities to Soar” for further details.