Our learning model is grounded on our unique SPECS framework. This framework identifies key milestones for early learners and clearly isolates outcomes that show progression towards healthy, vibrant childhood growth. Milestones are achieved through meaningful, fun, age-appropriate learning experiences that are carefully designed to spark curiosity, purposeful playtimes, and skill development. Within each program, milestones are assessed through observation and age-appropriate assessments.
Our little ones understand they are created and loved by an amazing God who has great plans for them! With this in mind, the learning enviroment infuses the Gospel into all activities for our students. Some highlights include: morning worship, weekly chapel, daily bible lessons, character education, & purposeful prayer.
Learning centers create active, purposeful, focused educational experiences for our students. We provide the following centers for all levels of learning:
Nurturing inquisitive minds and inspiring curiosity. Experiments and experiences with the natural world, with living and non-living things, enable children to develop important scientific process skills, such as observing, questioning, comparing, and predicting.
STEAM is an educational philosophy that brings Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathmatics together for meaningful educational experiences. STEAM lessons help our little learners explore these areas of study with hands-on real-world learning activities.
Outdoor learning spaces are age-appropriate and thematically designed each month to facilitate active learning outdoors. Our campus has two age-specific playgrounds for our students and a gardening center where students get to grow and pick veggies!
Social emotional activities for preschoolers focus on play and developmentally appropriate activities that foster essential skills! Through research-backed emotional activities, students become aware and able to better manage their emotional state as they grow in empathy and love.
Enrichment learning is a unique part of our curriculum that little learners always look forward to. We provide second language exposure each week through Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and sign language lessons. Music, Chapel, and worship classes, as well as library exploration are some of the key opportunities for our students to learn and grow.
Southlands goes above and beyond to ensure all health and safety protocols are strictly enforced. Our safety measures include:
Southlands takes Christian education seriously and ensures that our schools maintain the highest-quality state, regional, and national accreditations. Our school system is accredited through ACSI, WASC, and Cognia.
The Association of Christian Schools International is a global school accreditation organization with a mission to unite, equip and strengthen Christian Schools across the globe.
The Western Association of Colleges and Schools is a regional accreditation organization that exists to promote excellence in worldwide accreditation through personalized support.
Cognia is a global school accreditation organization with a holistic approach to continuous improvement of education through accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning and customized improvement services.
Southlands Christian Preschool is part of our family of schools that have been servicing the community with top-rated Christian education for preschool to high school-aged students since 1979. Southlands provides a step-by-step Christian educational program equipping young people to grow and develop into all that God desires them to be!
We invite you to visit our campus to get to know us and discover how our school can serve your family!
Preschool & PreK: Spiritual Development; SPECS Learning Framework; STEAM; Active, Center-based Learning;
Transitional K: Spiritual Growth; STEAM; Active Center-based Learning; Technology Labs
Elementary School: Spiritual Growth; Character & Leardership Development; STEAM; Accelerated Academics; Technology Lab
Middle School: Spiritual Discipleship & Character Development; Entrepreneurial Leardership; STEM; Career Exploration; Accelerated Academics
High School: Spiritual Discipleship; Early College Pathways–STEM; Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership; Humanities, Arts & Worship; Career Seminars & Internships; Capstone Field Project, AP & Dual Credit
Visit our campus and meet our staff to learn more about all we have to offer your family.