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Our Kindergarten students enjoy circle time every morning with their teachers. Kindergarten class options include all day, every day, and alternate day Kindergarten. Learn more here.
Our second grade students inspect worms to prepare for the annual "Shalom Worm Race."
Hands on activities for our younger students encourage free exploration and help to keep them engaged with what they are learning.
Older students often volunteer to serve as classroom helpers as part of our Learn to Serve program.
All of our students attend chapel on a weekly basis where they experience a time of worship, prayer and encouragement.
Students enjoy having teachers share about their own experiences and the role they play in God's kingdom.
Shalom offers many different fine arts classes, both required and elective. These classes help students to express creativity and recognize their gifts and talents in areas beyond academics.
Our visual arts program provides young artists a space to find community, grow together, and take artistic risks.
The purpose of our athletic department is to offer our student athletes an opportunity to excel in each of our sports at the highest level possible, while learning how to display Godly character in each situation.
Students in our drama program work together to create two performances a year.
In our drama classes, students learn to convey emotions, share a message with conviction, express empathy, and work together toward a goal.
Shalom is a member of the Mason Dixon Christian Conference. This provides our middle school and high school athletic teams with competition against seven other schools in the area.
Our elementary athletic program helps students learn fundamental skills, teamwork, and character development in a fun and supportive environment.
Volleyball is just one of several sports offered at Shalom that helps students develop skills such as how to communicate, work with a team, and serve others.
Students who play soccer at Shalom are not only taught skills but learn to display Godly character both on and off the field.
When students arrive at school they are greeted by friends and faculty. It's one of the best times of the day!
The focus of our middle school program is to help students develop positive behaviors and relationships during this transitional time in their lives.
Students are given the opportunity for unstructured play, such as recess, each day. This allows their brains a time to “re-charge” giving enhanced attention when they return to the classroom.
Each middle school student is assigned to a small group of about ten students who regularly meet to discuss chapel topics, play games, and serve together.
As students progress through high school, our teachers and counselors help students select courses, such as chemistry, that will benefit them most post-graduation.
Dual enrollment classes at Shalom provide high school students with the opportunity to experience college classes and earn transferable credits.
Each elementary class completes a service project yearly. These projects can include stocking shelves at a food pantry, tying lap blankets for the elderly, and running the school recycling program.
Elementary select chorus and the high school ensemble are additional audition-only choruses for our students to participate in.
Building relationships among classmates, teachers, family, and church is important at Shalom.
The smaller class sizes at Shalom create unique opportunities for students and teachers to build community.
Technology, such as the use of Chromebooks, in the classroom has increasingly become an engaging tool for our students.
Our teachers are dedicated to making education fun and interactive for students.
At the high school level, student leadership impacts the high school classes, the school, and the community.
Our teachers often call upon students to give class presentations, which helps them improve communication skills, creativity, and confidence.
Music education helps students learn to praise God through music and connect their feelings to God through song.
Elementary students sing in chorus and attend music class twice a week where they learn to move, sing, and play percussion instruments to music.
Each year fourth and fifth grade students are given the opportunity to learn to play a band instrument.
The Shalom band fosters an environment where students can express themselves collaboratively through music and build cross grade relationships with their peers.
Our music program is designed to lay a foundation of knowledge and skill that students can build upon for the rest of their lives.
During their freshman year, students are required to take a semester of Music Appreciation, which focuses on learning how to play the guitar.
Our first graders, with the guidance of their teacher, work together to solve a math problem.
Shalom's Makerspace provides hands on ways for students to design, build, and experiment, such as making bananas into a piano!
Snap Circuits is another activity in our Makerspace. This is used to teach our students beginning circuitry.
Students can take a field trip to just about everywhere in the world with our Virtual Reality goggles - part of our STEM program.
The Dash and Dot robot is used in our Makerspace to teach students coding and programming.
The teachers at Shalom strive to make students feel unique and celebrated every day of the year.
Playing in the Gaga Ball Pit is a favorite recess game for many of our elementary students.
Castles, forts, swings, and more... our expansive playground gives students places to explore, exercise, and enjoy the fresh air.