Fall 2014 Achievement Test Resutls
In the fall of each year, St. Matthew’s Lutheran School administers the Terra Nova Achievement Test to all students in grades 3-8. This testing allows us to compare the academic achievement of our students with other students in our synod (WELS) and throughout the nation. Our students typically score favorably compared with the national and WELS averages as can seen on this year's test report.
St. Matthew's Early Childhood Programs
It is the mission of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Early Childhood Programs to assist parents in the Christian training of their children, while also providing opportunities to successfully develop basic learning and living skills.
Our curriculum is designed to prepare early learners for kindergarten. This preparation involves spiritual learning, language acquisition and exploration, mathematical thinking skills, social and emotional growth, and physical development. A variety of activities are used to engage early learners.
A typical day in 3K and 4K also includes game time and large motor skills activities. Through structured activities, free choice play time, and group learning, our programs give young learners opportunities for success and growth.
- The 3K program is available to children who are three years old by September 1. 3K classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 to 11:00.
- The 4K program has three “core” meeting days on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with an option for adding Tuesday and Thursday as well. Each 4K session meets from 8:00 to 11:00. Extended care is available for 3K and 4K students from 11:00 until 6:00.
- Our Kindergarten class meets all day, five days a week. Kindergartners grow in God’s Word through daily devotions, Bible study, singing, play, nature experiences, and the fine arts. Language Arts consists of a strong phonics and reading series, an emergent guided reading program, and a writers’ workshop program. Math is taught with the Go Math program. Theme related social studies and science units explore the world God gave us. Art, music, and large motor activities fill our a rich learning environment.
Free Kindergarten intellectual, emotional and social screening is available at anytime to anyone who is interested.
Contact our Early Childhood teachers now. They’d love to answer your questions!