Elementary School

An interactive education in academics and faith for grades 1-5

Encouraging children to love learning and God

When you’re searching for a private elementary school for your child, you want a learning environment they’ll love and one that will challenge them too.

You want your son or daughter to be with caring teachers who will take the time to really know them on a deep level. Your hope is for them to be part of a community that will uphold your family’s morals and values every day. Everything we do at Waterloo Christian School is designed to support these requirements.

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Attend a Discovery Day

During a Discovery Day, you’ll have the opportunity to take a group tour of our private school in Waterloo, Iowa, and experience an elementary classroom firsthand. You’ll be welcomed by our head of school and have a chance to engage with current students, parents, and teachers. Please contact our Admissions Department at (319) 235-9309 to schedule your visit, or sign up online.

Challenging academics, Biblical worldview

Scripture is at the heart of a private Christian school education at WCS. Our desire is for children to love God and serve Him. In elementary grades, age-appropriate academics are designed to positively challenge your child and set them up for success in later school years. At the same time, students grow in faith and character as they learn to use good manners, be kind, and look for ways to help others.

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Where faith grows

“We have enjoyed sending our kindergartener to WCS. The staff is friendly. They communicate with parents well. They challenge students academically. And above all they seek to help kids grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ!”

– WCS Parent
Where character is formed

“Waterloo Christian has an incredible teaching and administrative staff that show their genuine care in the overall development of my children (mentally, academically, emotionally, and spiritually). They truly invest in their students’ education and character development. I couldn’t be happier with my choice in enrolling my kids at this school! I highly recommend this school!”

– WCS Parent

What Sets Our Elementary School Apart

Here are a few reasons families choose Waterloo Christian School for their child’s elementary education and why many stay through 12th grade.

Strong Educational Foundation

Our dedicated teachers design lessons that encourage hands-on activities and keep students interested in learning. Your child will develop skills in math, science, social studies, and English. For reading and phonics instruction, they’ll be encouraged to practice in small groups made up of students at the same reading level.

Sample Elementary School Schedule

  • Morning work
  • Morning meeting
  • Bible
  • Math
  • Recess
  • Handwriting
  • Music
  • Lunch
  • Recess
  • Language arts
  • Social studies
  • Read aloud
Engaging Enrichment Programs

In addition to special classes, such as library, art, physical education, and music, elementary school students can participate in a variety of after-school programs. Third, fourth, and fifth graders can play basketball, while volleyball and soccer are available in fifth grade. We also offer character trait chapels, designed to help students understand the importance of kindness and service.

Technology as a Complement

While our focus is on interactive, hands-on learning, we have a number of different technologies in our elementary classrooms to enhance instruction.

Parent Volunteers Welcome

Parent Volunteers Welcome As partners in your child’s educational journey, we encourage you to be active in our school community. Parent volunteer opportunities are available in the classroom, lunchroom, and around campus. You can also sign up for parent-teacher partnerships to hear more about all the ways you can offer support.

Community Connections That Inspire

Older students help younger ones, such as in our teacher assistant programs, where high schoolers come into elementary classrooms to help with lessons and play. We also have special events throughout the year in which the entire school participates, including a food drive, school pep rallies, and homecoming week.

Meet a Teacher

NAME: Heather Oppman
DEGREE: Early Childhood Education
MINOR: Music
“My favorite thing about teaching is the relationship building with my students! I love creating fun lessons and watching them learn to love learning.”

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