Lower School

Our lower school program builds a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and understanding based on a Christian worldview. With kind and capable teachers who foster the academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth of our students, a biblical worldview is woven throughout the curriculum and every subject is taught from a Christian perspective.

Kindergarten – 5th grade students experience academic opportunities that develop the whole student. Teachers provide daily instruction in phonics, reading, writing, spelling, grammar, mathematics, science, social studies, and Bible and use classroom technology to enhance their instruction. Individual and group projects encourage problem solving, critical thinking and a love of learning. Students also participate weekly in music, STEAM, Spanish, physical education, and technology classes. After-school athletics, worship team and music activities promote teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship.

Annual standardized testing indicates that RLCA students are performing well compared to their peers nationally. Teachers use data from this testing and various other assessment sources to guide their instruction and improve student learning.

Our students are part of an academic community with a deep sense of school spirit. School-wide chapels, pep rallies, spirit days, and other activities create an environment in which children feel a strong sense of belonging. Students benefit from the fully developed culture of RLCA and the combined expertise of the Pre-K – 12th grade faculty.

National Honor Society

The Lower School of Real Life Christian Academy participates in the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS). NEHS is for students who excel academically and model exceptional responsibility, leadership, Christian character, and service. Students can become members through a selection process that concludes with induction into the school’s National Elementary Honor Society chapter.

Membership provides an outstanding means to prepare and shape students for their middle-level and high school experiences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be enrolled in grades 4 or 5 for a period equivalent to one semester at RLCA
  • Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum grade of 90% or higher in all subject areas
  • Upon meeting the grade and enrollment requirements, candidates shall then be considered based on their demonstrated Christian character, leadership, responsibility, and service.
The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council, which consists of faculty members appointed by the principal.