Believing in individual brilliance.
When you begin with the belief that each child is created unique and is to be honored for their talents and abilities, brilliant things can happen.
Fellowship Christian School's elementary school is one of the metro-Atlanta area's top private
Fellowship Christian School’s elementary division is a place of wonder, excitement, and hands-on learning experiences. We are committed to creating an engaging environment in which we challenge the minds and cultivate the hearts of students by instilling knowledge and character to prepare them to apply God’s truth in all areas of life. As a covenant school, Fellowship admits academically qualified students who are children of committed believers, and actively involved in evangelical churches.
Our teachers are committed Christ-followers with a passionate dedication to their calling and a strong desire to mold and shape young people at the beginning of their educational and spiritual journeys.
The Fellowship Elementary Experience
Learning at the Elementary School
Our early childhood classroom teachers understand the unique needs of young learners and utilize a Responsive Classroom model to encourage thinking and decision making on a daily basis. When you enter the early childhood classrooms you see and hear students and teachers completely immersed and in thematic learning experiences. Children engage in learning through developmentally appropriate centers, small group instruction, and whole group instruction.
Our full and half day programs are developmental and child-centered. Modeled after our kindergarten program, it is designed to meet the needs of the individual student. With a focus on pre-writing and pre-reading skills, students are given a variety of opportunities to stimulate learning and to promote creativity. We emphasize a manipulative approach to learning with many “senses rich” experiences. These experiences, as well as a carefully thought through curriculum, serve to strengthen academics, fine motor and gross motor skills.Biblical integration takes place throughout our day, and age appropriate scripture memory coincides with our various units of study.Library time and chapel serve to enrich our weekly schedule. Pre-K students also attend art, computer, music, physical education and Spanish classes.
Fellowship’s Pre-K program has received an exemption from the state’s license requirements. This program is not licensed, nor required to be licensed, by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. Our Pre-K program has received full accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Our half-day program and full-day program are developmental and child-centered. The learning environment is designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Students are given developmentally appropriate choices designed to meet a variety of learning styles and modalities in centers involving small group instruction in both language arts and math. Our curriculum emphasizes a manipulative approach so that children can see, feel and explore with many “hands- on” experiences.In our kindergarten classrooms, the foundation for success in reading, writing and language arts is laid with basic decoding, phonics and vocabulary building skills. Patterning, weighing, measuring, basic problem solving, counting and studying graphs are some of the components to our “hands-on” mathematics approach. Bible is taught and integrated each day in creative and interactive ways using age-appropriate scripture memory and a character trait curriculum based on biblical principals.Art, computer, music, physical education and Spanish are also integral parts of this well-rounded educational program.
Our full-day program was designed in an effort to meet the needs of our families who need a full-day option for their children. The entire kindergarten scope and sequence is met in the morning for both half-day and full-day kindergarten programs. Our full-day program will also include lunch, rest-time, an additional recess and developmentally appropriate enrichment activities based on a current unit of study. In addition to the half-day electives, the full-day program will also include library time.
Our full day pre-first program is a hands on, sensory rich, developmental, child centered program between kindergarten and first grade. It is designed for children who need more time to strengthen or develop the readiness skills (academic, social, and emotional) they will need to meet the demands of first grade. The pre-first grade year is a gradual transition from kindergarten to first grade. This program includes instruction in many areas including the language arts: reading writing, listening and speaking, social studies, and hands on math and science. Instruction in social/emotional areas and motor skills focuses on work habits, organization, self-confidence, auditory and visual skills, fine and gross motor skills. As part of the Responsive Classroom approach, students in our pre-first program are engaged in small group collaborative learning, academic choice and guided discovery. Our pre-first student electives include art, music, Spanish, computer, library, and P.E. Bible is taught daily as well as a Christian world view across the curriculum, which rounds out this rich “gift of time” program.
Academic excellence at FCS continues in the elementary school as students receive a crucial foundation for the college-preparatory courses offered in the upper schools. Our classrooms encourage independent thinking and working toward more abstract concepts and ideas. Teachers utilize an “I do, We do, You do”, approach to teaching and learning. First they model and explain. Then they allow for practice together in teams, groups, or shared experiences. Finally, students are encouraged to work independently and innovatively on new concepts.
In grades 1st - 5th, the core curriculum includes Bible, language, math, phonics, reading, science, social studies and writing. Learning is kept fresh and exciting through our hands-on and differentiated approach in all subjects. The classroom environment fosters an interactive program that utilizes learning centers, science experiments, math projects, and novel studies. Our core curriculum is enhanced by motivating instruction in art, computer, music, physical education and Spanish. Biblical truth is integrated into all subjects with the desire for each student to understand that God’s Word is relevant to every aspect of his or her life.
While most of our students choose to bring their lunch from home, we do offer hot lunch through Atlanta Lunch Co.
Our classes rotate through lunch beginning at 11:25 AM and ending at 1:05 PM.
We have designated lunch tables for nut free students.
Full PreK - 5th Grade
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pre-k & Half Day Kindergarten
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Before Care is available for a charge beginning at
and for free from
After Care is available for free from 3:00-3:30 PM
and for a charge from
3:30 - 6:00 PM.
To augment classroom instruction, students have the opportunity to participate in many field trips throughout the year and experience the great cultural and educational programs offered in the metro-Atlanta area.
Pre-K-2nd grade have Physical Education twice a week. 3rd grade has PE three times a week; 4th and 5th grade have PE three days a week. All grades have recess during the week.
Pre-K has music one time a week. Kindergarten-3rd grade have music twice a week. 4th and 5th grade are offered choices in chorus, drama, worship and dance through the Spark and Ignite choice classes.
Kindergarten, Pre-1st and 1st grades have art classes twice a week. 2nd and 3rd grade classes have art once a week. 4th and 5th grade classes have art classes offered as a choice in the Spark and Ignite classes.
Student in 4th and 5th grade will participate in choice driven Spark and Ignite classes. Some of the class choices include Chorus/Drama, Dance/Worship, a STEM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Painting and Drawing, Mixed Media, Home Economics/ Etiquette, Digital Design and a Paladin Nation Newscast.
Students in grades 1st through 5th are given national standardized tests annually. Our students consistently score above national norms.
All classes in grades Pre-K-5th grade have Spanish class once a week.
Pre-K has an iPad center with the technology teacher once per week. K through 5th grade each have computer class once per week. Technology is also incorporated throughout the week through the use of iPads in the classroom, as well as in the 4th and 5th grade STEM class and Jr. Paladin Production class.
Fellowship Christian School’s elementary division is a place of wonder, excitement, and hands-on learning experiences. Our early childhood classroom teachers understand the unique needs of young learners. When you enter these classrooms you see and hear students and teachers completely immersed in thematic learning experiences. Children engage in learning through developmentally appropriate centers, small group instruction, and whole group instruction.
Our intermediate classrooms encourage independent thinking and working toward more abstract concepts and ideas. Teachers utilize an “I do, We do, You do”, approach to teaching and learning. First they model and explain. Then they allow for practice together in team, groups, or shared experiences. Finally, students are encouraged to work independently and innovatively on new concepts.
Walking through our hallways and entering into classrooms you will see loving, knowledgeable, nurturing teachers interacting with students in positive, supportive, and encouraging ways. You will hear adults and children learning and laughing together, you will hear biblical integration in every lesson, and you will walk away grateful for those who are pouring in to your child on a daily basis. We are so thankful for the opportunity to partner with you in training up your children in the way they should go.
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Administration & Staff
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Biblical Education, Florida Bible College
Educational Experience: Twenty-three years at FCS, Twenty-six years total
Church Home:North Point Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
What I enjoy most: As a teacher of young children, what I enjoy most about teaching is watching them make connections for the first time. Watching the lights come on. I have never had the experience of carrying a football into the end zone while the crowd is cheering wildly, but I can't imagine that it feels more wonderful than watching a child learn to read!
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Ed, University of Georgia
Graduate Degree: M.S. Nurse Practitioner
Professional Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Educational Experience: At FCS since 2015, Twenty-nine years in nursing
Church Home: Sewell Mill Baptist Church
Favorite Bible Verse: Let your hand be poised to help me because I have chosen to live by your precepts. Psalm 119:173
What I enjoy most: I love caring for people and sharing my spiritual experiences.
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Graphic Design, Iowa State University
Education Experience: Twelve years at FCS
Church Home: Fellowship Bible Church
Favorite Bible Verse: The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. Psalm 145:13b
What I enjoy most: I really enjoy working with all of the parents and students!