The curriculum of our school meets all the requirements of the state of Washington’s superintendent of public instruction and follows the guidelines prepared by the Commission on Lutheran Schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Our school year fulfills the hourly requirements of the Washington State Board of Education. We are approved by the Washington State Board of Education.
The students receive instruction in all subjects required by the Washington Department of Education. These include the following: reading, phonics, English, spelling, penmanship, math, science, social studies, history, geography, music, physical education, and art.
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17). In order that the Word of God may nourish and strengthen the faith of our children, and that Christ may be their anchor in the years to come, the memorization of Bible passages, hymns, and the chief parts of Christian doctrine are required of all students.
Physical education is provided to promote the development of coordination, wholesome companionship, consideration of others, and a sense of fair play. All students are expected to participate in activities during the recess periods and physical education classes unless excused by a parent’s written request. Requests for a prolonged excuse from physical activities should be accompanied by a doctor’s note.
School Chapel and Singing
Our school encourages students to come to the Lord’s House at every opportunity. “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go in the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1). Weekly, students participate in a chapel service. The services are intended to deepen their appreciation of worship and to help acquaint them with the function and purpose of worship. Parents are invited to attend these services. An offering is taken to support special mission projects selected by the staff.
About once a month, the students of our school sing a song they have been working on during a church service. Usually these are Sunday Services, but some of the singing dates fall on special mid-week services (e.g. Good Friday). All students are expected to attend these service dates. Parents of students that are members of other churches are highly encouraged to bring their child to sing too. We understand non-Christ the King member families have obligations at their own church; however, we view our students singing in a church service as part of their music curriculum. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend these services with their children too. Singing dates and times will be shared with families via the CtK Update.