Lower School

Junior Kindergarten

MBCA Curriculum

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  • Welcome to Junior Kindergarten!

    Within the context of a nurturing and Christ-centered environment, Junior Kindergarten provides children ages four and five with a full-day academic experience.*
Our responsive program is designed to prepare young learners with the academic, social, and emotional skills they need for long-term success and wellbeing. Furthermore, families enjoy confidence and peace of mind as a result of ongoing communication, care, and partnership offered by our dedicated teachers and administration.

*To enroll in Junior Kindergarten, child must have turned four years old by May 31st.

Program Highlights

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  • Unmatched Individual Attention

    Our maximum student-teacher ratio is 1:7.
  • Strongest Foundation for Kindergarten

    Our program ensures every student has the skills and confidence they need to achieve their full potential in kindergarten.
  • Christ-Centered

    Every child is encouraged in their faith and supported in an environment of Christian love and acceptance.
  • Safe & Secure

    Our campus building is secure and protected by armed security personnel. Our faculty are fully certified and undergo initial and ongoing background screens. Our campus is located directly across the street from the 4th Precinct of Cobb County Police Department and Station 21 of the Cobb County Fire Department. No school campus in Cobb County is located closer to emergency services.

Junior Kindergarten Curriculum

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  • Bible

    Using interactive flannel boards, students explore Biblical stories including Moses, Jesus, Joseph, Abraham, Noah, and many more. We pray throughout the day, and students are expected to memorize and recite key Bible verses that are important to their spiritual development. JK, along with kindergarten, participates in supporting MUST Ministries as their grade level mission.
  • Math

    Using a curriculum designed specifically for Junior Kindergarten, students explore math concepts through hands-on activities, songs, and games. The concepts covered include: shapes, patterns, sorting, number recognition and counting, basic addition and subtraction, time, and money.
  • Phonics, Reading, and Language Arts

    Phonemic and phonological awareness is the basis for building strong readers. We focus on letter recognition, letter sounds, decoding, word families, and word recognition. Handwriting and proper letter formation is taught through the Handwriting Without Tears program. Beginning writing skills are focused on using journal writing.

    Beginning readers need a strong foundation of print concepts including recognizing parts of a book, words within sentences, reading from left to right, and sequence of events. A variety of non-fiction and fiction works are utilized, including science books, fairy tales, poetry, picture books, and rhyming books.
  • Science

    A variety of hands-on scientific experiments are taught, including making our own play-dough, investigating pumpkins, baking, and butterfly releasing. We also explore the rain forest, ocean life, hibernation, plants and flowers, nutrition, and seasons. Our field trip to the farm is a special day for JK.
  • Social Studies

    Learning about themselves and their families is the basis for our Social Studies curriculum. Christian holidays and family celebrations are highlighted throughout the year. Community helpers, Pilgrims and Native Americans, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day help round out the program.