Early Childhood Program

Letter from our Early Childhood Director

Welcome to Divine Savior Academy’s Early Childhood Program!

It is such a blessing for me to see the growth and development in our young children each day. I love to walk through our classrooms and see their smiling faces as they actively discover the world around them and interact with their peers. My goal is that all young children at Divine Savior thrive in an excellent learning environment where they learn about their Savior each day and develop a strong foundation on which their future success can be built. I look forward to partnering with you as we guide your child through this essential stage in life.

It is an absolute joy for us to serve the young children of our community and to provide them with the best early education experience possible. We are committed to partnering with parents in the process of building a strong foundation for each child’s future success. In the preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms, you will find caring teachers who create positive, loving, and Christian learning environments. Our early childhood program is based on the philosophy that children are most successful when they encounter learning experiences that are active, hands-on, and developmentally appropriate. There is also a focus on fostering young children’s development in each area: emotional, social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual.


Shawna Mehlberg
Early Childhood Director
Divine Savior Academy

 

 

College-Prep Academics

Divine Savior Academy’s curriculum is designed with flexibility to meet the needs of each student as it fosters exploration, critical thinking, problem solving, and sound study habits. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective and prepare students for the next stage of education: academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

In elementary school, the goal of our curriculum is to provide a solid academic foundation in the core classes of math, literature, grammar, writing, science, and social studies. At this level, students are taught critical thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, and sound study habits that will prepare them for middle school and independent learning.

Enrichment classes are part of every student’s schedule. Art, music, physical education, and Spanish classes provide a complete educational experience for students.

 


 

 


A Christian Environment

Christian education is Christ-centered education. Our Savior and His love for us are at the heart of all we think, say, and do. All subjects in our curriculum are taught from a distinctively Christian point of view, and all activities are centered in a Christian environment.

Divine Savior Academy is a place where the Bible serves as the framework for guidance and truth. It is a place where a love for God and His Word is instilled and nurtured in our precious children. It is a place where students learn Bible stories and apply them to everyday life. In short, DSA is a place where children grow in their relationship with their Savior.

Divine Savior Academy is supported by Divine Savior Church. Our pastors and staff serves families with opportunities to worship, connect, and serve in a loving, supportive community. For more information about Bible classes, family counseling, and worship services, please visit our church on Sunday morning or learn more at www.DivineSaviorChurch.com.

 

A Community of Learning

Divine Savior is a community of families, students, educators, and friends. Our students learn and grow with the support of caring teachers, dedicated professionals, and involved families.

Supportive Teachers

Our highly-degreed and continuously-trained teachers are committed to achieving excellence by maintaining:

  • High academic standards.
  • A safe, disciplined, and nurturing environment.
  • Individualized and personalized attention.
  • Proactive home-school communication.

At Divine Savior, our teachers tailor their instruction to challenge each student, not a class average, by encouraging, engaging, and motivating students to use their unique abilities and talents. Our faculty also focuses on educating the whole child: spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.

Involved Families

Divine Savior Academy is a community of families working together to give our children not only an excellent education, but also a happy, healthy childhood. Our administrators, teachers, and staff believe this is done best when parents and caregivers partner with educators. To make this partnership work, we provide the following opportunities for our families:

  • Parental involvement in classroom activities like field trips and special events
  • A parent-teacher organization of volunteers (PTO)
  • Family activities on campus. We love to host events like Thanksgiving Feasts, Family Fest, Sharing Night, class picnics, and family movie nights to strengthen and support our DSA community...and have fun, too!
 

 

 

 

 

 

Extracurricular Activities

Divine Savior Academy has a variety of after-school educational opportunities for our early childhood students. All these offerings are carefully chosen to enhance our students educational experience outside the normal school day, but none are mandatory. Whether it's art or a sport, drama or a club, we give our students the chance to explore their interests in a fun learning environment.

Piano, vocal, and instrumental lessons, art lessons, and drama productions provide fine arts opportunities. Examples of athletic experiences include Soccer Shots, dance, tennis, and karate lessons, and tee ball. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in academic opportunities like chess club, Bookworms book club, or private on-site tutoring.

We are always adding new programs to our offerings. For a complete listing of fine arts, athletics, and extracurricular opportunities on the Doral campus, please contact our school office at 305-597-4545.

 


 

Additional Programs and Offerings

  • Exceptional Education Program
  • English as a Second Language Program
  • Before and After School Care
  • Hot Lunch
  • On-site Tutoring

 

 

Come Visit Us!

The best way to learn whether or not Divine Savior Academy is right for your child is to schedule a tour of our campus. Our admissions department is happy to show you our school and, most importantly, answer your questions about private, Christian education.

 

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