ACADEMICS

PreK-3, PreK-4, and K-Prep

Celebrating and Investing in Every Child

Jen Myers
Assistant Director

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

We are excited to welcome our students back to school so they can learn and grow.

Our PreK program focuses on helping your student get ready for school in a Christ focused environment where they earn to love others and love God, through hands-on instruction. Our PreK teachers love and invest in each child, so they feel accepted and welcomed into this new transition and being away from home.

Every teacher and aide knows each child is a unique individual and encouraged to progress at his or her own rate of development. We focus on hands-on learning that takes place through guided discovery and instructional activities.

Preparing your child for Kindergarten can be a wonderful experience, filled with fun and play as they grow in their love for God and others.

What impressed us most were the teachers. Every day these children are loved, celebrated, and truly invested in. These spiritual women of God live out their faith and we were blessed for our daughter to be loved on like that.

Liz Underwood, Parent

COVID Policies for 2020-2021

COVID-19 has changed the way we will provide instruction this year. As guidelines and recommendations change, we update our policies and procedures so that every child is cared for while attending in person or virtually.

Early Childhood Education

Classes utilize play exercises that teach and reinforce spiritual, academic and social concepts. All of the teachers and aides hold degrees in education and use their knowledge and experience to create a developmentally appropriate environment for their young learners.

Through games, centers, lessons and other activities, teachers are able to focus on the class as a whole as well as individual students to make sure each child feels successful and confident so they can successfully transition to kindergarten.

Spiritual Growth

Learning to love others and love God is the heart of every child’s school day. Our foundation is in Christ and each student participates in chapel and bible lessons daily, learning what it means to follow God.

While Harding Academy is affiliated with the church of Christ, the Academy is not only for members of the church of Christ. We hold firm to biblical principles and a love for Christ, and all are welcomed. A code of conduct is enforced for our students, which is to help us uphold our mission as well as to aid in our students’ safety.

Community

Our PreK program introduces students to the Academy experience where they are quickly integrated into the entire school.

Students participate in elementary chapel every day and receive instruction from the school’s art, music, library, technology, and physical education faculty. We also focus on mentorship through partnering with high school seniors, attending pep rallies, visiting with Harding University football players through Bison Buddies, and making trips to area senior centers.

We want our students to know that being in a community is more than just their needs, its about being active and involved in a larger community, learning to love and care for others as God calls us to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Attendance Options

Students in PreK can choose full days, Monday-Friday. Part-time students may attend Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Tuesday and Thursday; or Part-Time.

After School Care

After care is provided between 3:30-5:30p on a first come, first served basis and is capped at 20 children. Parents must register their child and the fee is $25 per week and charged to your account.

Church Affiliation

While Harding Academy is affiliated with the church of Christ, the Academy is not only for members of the church of Christ. We hold firm to biblical principles and a love for Christ, and all are welcomed.