The philosophy of Northwest Christian Preschool is to provide a Christian environment that offers a safe, loving, and nurturing atmosphere. The goal of our preschool program is to encourage the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of each child through imaginative play and creative learning. This is accomplished by offering a broad spectrum of hands-on activities and age appropriate experiences using a variety of educational principles. Each child can discover, stretch, and grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually, and do so at his/her own pace. Large and small motor skills are developed through the use of manipulatives such as arts and crafts and socially interactive play.We strive to help the children learn essential topics such as the alphabet, numbers, safety, and music, as well as seasons, holidays, and animals. By demonstrating expertise in these areas, the child develops self-confidence and individuality so they can transition more easily into their elementary education.
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This hands-on learning experience provides a foundation of education to enable every child to build a lifelong passion for knowledge. Diversified learning centers nurture young minds and bodies in a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment. Small classroom sizes enable students to receive maximum attention from a highly experienced and passionate teacher. Routined goal setting establishes the importance of organization and allows students to visualize a healthy plan for the day. Daily Bible lessons nurture a growth of faith and knowledge of the Scriptures. Enriching activities and songs bring each child’s educational experience to life. Students participate in holiday variety shows to showcase their talents and energize creativity.
Northwest Christian School exists to provide an affordable, Christ-centered education individualized for the success of each child. Providing a smooth transition from lower grades to the upper grades, Northwest nurtures each student’s desire for learning while providing a college-preparatory education. Small classroom sizes enable students to receive maximum attention from a highly experienced and passionate teacher. Daily Bible lessons nurture a growth of faith and knowledge of the Scriptures. Hands on Science and Social Studies projects enrich student’s passion for learning and discovery. Quarterly field trips provide a reward for successful goal achievement while encouraging students to explore the world around them. Inspirational retreats separated by gender offer students an opportunity to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ while fellowshipping with their peers and growing in maturity.
Northwest Christian School offers a wide range of educational support. Since our start in 1999, NCS has worked closely with Homeschooled families as well as students requiring special attention for any academic need. Educational Support is also offered to students enrolled in any other academic institution. One-on-one attention enables each student to be successful. Alternative teaching methods also aid students with learning disabilities to achieve their goals and build a passion for learning. Northwest Christian School provides services for the following demographics of students:
• Enrollees of Online Progams (i.e. K12)
• Specialized Tutoring for Enrolled and Non-enrolled Students
Northwest Christian School serves as a host for the Lighthouse Enrichment B.E.S.T. Program as an after school program for students with special needs from ages 4-22. Students are taught a variety of social interaction skills and appropriate behavior modifications in numerous social situations. Serving the community of Bakersfield, all of the children in the B.E.S.T. Program our treated with utmost unconditional positive regard and respect. As it is with many children and much more so for children with special needs, day school can be very difficult. Students with special needs deal with social anxieties, being bullied, and many other challenges. When they arrive at the B.E.S.T. Program, they are in a safe, caring and confidence-building environment. Program facilitators and student volunteers (Guardians from Northwest Christian School) encourage and edify the students in attendance by accepting them and affirming them through affection. It is our aspiration to help children and young adults with special needs in navigating through the social world.
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Northwest Christian School specializes in an individualized approach to learning. Children are unique in their gifts and talents and it is our philosophy that success will come when a student can find their strengths and therefore develop a passion for learning. The close-knit, family dynamic enables students to celebrate their differences and thrive in a safe and secure environment. Spiritual growth is also nurtured through the teaching of Scriptures and Bible lessons. Christ-centered academics plays an important part of education at NCS at every level of learning.
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Northwest Christian School seeks to provide services to all children, operating on a nondiscriminatory basis, offering equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin. Northwest Christian School strives to meet the needs of all children and parents.
A completed application includes Admission Agreement forms, report cards and/or transcripts, family interview and the student questionnaire.
Although uniforms are not required of students at Northwest Christian School, NCS does enforce a conservative dress code to ensure a healthy, Christ-centered environment for all in attendance.
The Northwest Christian School Dress Code is the result of a consultative process with students, parents, and staff representatives and is in accordance with scripture that encourages students to bring glory to God (1 Cor. 10:31). It seeks to strike a balance between individual expression and the expectation of appropriate attire in an academic setting.
• Student dress should be appropriate for a learning environment and should not be a distraction for students and/or staff.
• Hats are to be removed during the following: playing of the national anthem, prayer, chapel, praise and worship, formal assemblies, and in classes where directed by staff.
• For reasons of respect and maintaining a Christ-like environment, clothing or accessories with gang-related, hate-related, racist, sexist statements, images, or overtones are not permitted (including bandanas).
• Clothing that has images, pornography, substance abuse, promotion of secular media (such as band t-shirts), violence or profanity is not permitted.
• To encourage a distraction-free learning environment, revealing and/or provocative clothing is not permitted.
• Slippers are not appropriate foot covering during school and are not permitted, unless an authorized activity calls for it, such as pajama day.
Some examples of fashion trends which are not conducive to the existence of a distraction-free learning environment are:
• Visible undergarments, such as bra straps or boys boxers showing above the belt line of pants.
• Revealing clothing, such as halter tops, tube tops, backless tops, narrow-strapped low-cut tank tops, spaghetti straps, tight form-fitting clothing, bare midriffs (hands must be able to be lifted above the head without showing midriff).
• Pajamas or bathing suits are not permitted unless a preauthorized activity calls for such.
• Blankets are not permitted.
Student participation in technical, laboratory, arts and physical education programs may require considerations for dressing safely. Shoes are to be worn at all times. Athletic shoes must be worn during P.E. or other sports.
Students dressing in an inappropriate manner as described above will be required to cover up or change the offending item(s), or may be sent home after parental notification.
Repeat offenders will be given a strict list of uniform-type clothing that will be considered appropriate for school life. The listed items must be purchased by parents and worn to school and at all school-related events until such a time as to be determined by administration. The “forced uniform” will then be lifted and student may return to free dress according to the Dress Code. Forced uniform can be assigned permanently.
NCS Dress Code Policy
What is the average class size?
Northwest Christian School’s average class size is 15 students per 1 teacher. Typically, when class sizes surpass 20 students a Teacher’s Aide is added to the support system to increase individualized attention.
Where do your graduates attend college?
NCS Alumni students have gone onto both public and private universities throughout California and the nation. NCS is also a proud supporters of the many student alumni that have gone on to serve our country through the diverse military career path.
Northwest works diligently to provide an education that meets the needs of every student and enables them to pursue a career path of their choice. Because of the intimate family setting of the classroom, teachers are able to focus on the specific goals of each student in regards to their future desired profession. Their success is our success!
A student’s academic needs must be diagnosed before proper curriculum can be prescribed. Proper academic diagnosis and prescription is vital to a student’s achievement.
Each student entering Northwest Christian School’s A.C.E. program is given diagnostic tests to determine skill and concept mastery. The diagnostic tests assist the evaluator in determining the student’s academic needs in each subject. After the student completes the diagnostic testing, he is given curriculum that meets and challenges him at his performance level.
When weak areas are evident from the testing, the appropriate gap PACEs are prescribed to strengthen specific weaknesses. After completing the gap PACEs, the student progresses at his performance level. If he demonstrates mastery at all levels of testing, he has the ability to function at his chronological grade level.
Family Interview – scheduled once application and testing are complete.