The King's School


Curriculum

How does it growTHE KING’S School offers a full range of programs, offering an education that satisfies and goes beyond the requirements of the B.C. Ministry of Education. As a funded, fully accredited Group 1 Independent School, we are regularly inspected by external evaluation committees appointed by the Ministry of Education, and have always satisfied their requirements in such inspections.

While we teach the range of subjects required in the Ministry of Education guidelines, all courses are taught from the perspective of a Biblical worldview. All our teachers are professionally qualified and certified through the ministry of Education, and all teach as committed Christians.

Our facilities, in addition to regular classrooms, include a well-equipped science lab, a computer lab with 40 work stations (to which students at every grade level have access), an Technology Education Workshop, a kitchen for Home Economics, a library with over 10,000 books as well as computer CD and internet access, a gym and sports field. A 23-acre wooded campus, with a walking trail and play areas for younger children, and a greenhouse and vegetable garden, also provides wonderful educational opportunities as well as a peaceful setting within which to enjoy the education experience.

 

Outline of courses
THE KING’S School offers a well-rounded education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Although the school operates as one school, it is sub-divided into Elementary (K-7) and High School (8-12) for teaching purposes. Kindergarten to Grade 7 is further subdivided in Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (4-7). The curriculum outline will be presented here accordingly.

 

1. Elementary School

The Elementary curriculum has been carefully put together to ensure that students are prepared well for the next grade. Emphasis in the Elementary years lies in providing students with a sure foundation in the core subjects of Language Arts and Mathematics, which are necessary for each of the many subjects offered in the High School.

A key aspect of Language Arts which runs right through the Elementary School is “Spelling into Reading”. This has the advantage of providing the students with a continuous approach to Language Arts for a number of years, and therefore enabling them to gain a solid understanding of the English language.

 

a) Primary

The core subjects are given below. In addition to these, time is made available for project work, scientific investigation, use of the library and introduction to computers.

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Bible
  • Music
  • Physical Education

 

b) Intermediate

The core subjects are given below. In addition to these, time is made available for project work and use of the library.

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • French
  • Science
  • Bible
  • Computers
  • Music
  • Physical Education

 

2. High School

The High School curriculum is largely fixed by the requirements of the Ministry of Education for Grade 8-10. THE KING’S School courses follow these guidelines. There is greater flexibility at Grade 11-12 so long as the B.C. graduation requirements are met by those students completing Grade 12.

 

In Grades 8-10

All students are required to pursue the following courses:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French
  • Social Studies
  • Bible
  • Information Technology
  • Fine Arts (including band, choir, art, drama)
  • Physical Education
  • Home Economics / Technology Education
  • Planning 10

 

In Grades 11-12

The following options are available providing a sufficient number of students enrol:

  • English 11, English 12
  • English Literature 12
  • Math 11, Math 12
  • French 11, French 12
  • Biology 11, Biology 12
  • Chemistry 11 / Chemistry 12
  • Physics 11, Physics 12
  • Socials 11 / History 12 / Geography 12
  • Bible 11, Bible 12
  • Information Technology 11 / Information Technology 12
  • Fine Arts 11 / Fine Arts 12 (Art, Choir, Band, Drama)
  • Physical Education 11, Physical Education 12
  • Correspondence courses and on-line learning for subjects not taught in the regular curriculum.

 

 

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