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University-Model® Lower School
(Kindergarten - Grade 6)

LCCS offers an alternative solution for parents desiring both the gift of time with their Lower School children as well as the services of a Christian school. This additional and cost-effective program is called the University-Model®(UM). The University-Model® was developed to preserve and strengthen the God-ordained family relationship and achieve a high degree of academic excellence.

  • Kindergarten through 6th grade
  • 180-day schedule combining the central (at school) and satellite (at home) classrooms
  • Instructional activities directed by the school's teacher and curriculum
  • Students in Kindergarten meet two days in the central classroom and three days in the satellite classroom. Students in grades 1-6 meet three days in the central classroom and two days in the satellite classroom.
  • UM at LCCS is accredited by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and certified by University-Model® Schools International (UMSI).

Students enrolled in the University-Model® lower school program come to the central classroom (on campus) two or three days per week (depending on their grade) and learn through teacher-directed activities with a parent in the satellite classroom (at home) the remainder of the week.

UM Lower School at a Glance
  • Biblical integration into all classes
  • Regular chapel and service opportunities
  • Small class sizes that allow for personalized attention
  • Hands-on and activity-based science and math curriculum
  • Comprehensive writing program to develop confident, creative writers
  • Phonics-based reading program
  • Specials in music, art, physical education, library, and computer
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Participation in multiple concerts throughout the year
  • Morning and lunch recess with additional brain breaks to release pent-up energy and maximize focus

Lower School Course Descriptions