Curriculum (K-8)

BACS Religion Overview

The purpose of the Bryn Athyn Church School religion program is to help students learn, live and love the teachings of the Lord God Jesus Christ as revealed in the Old and New Testaments and the Heavenly Doctrines. Five broad goals serve as an overarching vision for fulfilling this purpose:

  1. Helping students develop an ongoing and developmentally appropriate affection and understanding of who the Lord Jesus Christ is in their own lives
  2. Nurturing an affection for, a knowledge of, and a belief in the Lord’s Word while also developing an ability to read it with understanding and delight.
  3. Helping students learn how to live a life of charity and morality and giving them opportunities to practice it.
  4. Fostering in students an understanding of and delight in the forms and uses of worship and prayer.
  5. Helping students develop a sense of their place and use in the stream of Providence and a confidence that the Lord is continually leading them and providing for their needs.

The primary students are taught religion by their classroom teacher, in a worship setting. The students in grades four through eight have Monday worship in their classrooms given by their homeroom teacher. These students then gather together for worship on Tuesdays through Thursdays, where a particular part of the Word is taught. The school theme is emphasized one week a month. The whole school worships together on Fridays.

Curriculum for Each Grade

Use the menus to the right to find out more about the curriculum for specific grades.

BACS Curriculum (K-8) by Grade – (printable pdf)