MCA adheres to the Illinois State Standards (CCSS) for PreK through 8th grade. Following one set of standards for the school ensures that student learning is continuous across grade levels, and that students are prepared academically to enter any school they choose.
All students at MCA receive regular instruction in Bible, reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. We seek to use developmentally appropriate practice with all students. This allows us to tailor instruction to each grade and group of students.
We believe that curriculum is much bigger than a book or a worksheet. Curriculum is both the means and the materials that are used to promote learning in the classroom. As such, there will be days that students work and practice from a book. There will also be days when students are using manipulatives, art, projects, and play to learn. If you would like to see some of the books we do use, please stop by the office, or you can ask your student’s teacher. In addition to the core content areas, MCA also offers the following Arts classes during the day to all students in PreK3 – 8th grade: Library, Physical Education, and Music. Students in 3rd-8th grades are able to choose between general music and choir or band and orchestra. We also integrate Art in the classroom through core content subjects.