Beginning in the 4th grade, students are carefully guided through the transition from a self-contained classroom setting to a departmentalized structure. At each grade level, a team of teachers challenge students through classes that capture the curiosity and energy of the students. Students explore subject matter in greater depth through research and investigation while critical thinking skills and written expression are emphasized. Chapel Services are held each week. Students are led in worship and receive a mission from the Director of Campus Ministries. On occasion, special guests are invited to speak or perform. Outside the classroom, there are opportunities for students to explore their talents and develop leadership skills through athletic options.