TriQuest Christian Academy
TriQuest Christian Academy - Christian Academy in Georgia

Learning Approach

With class sizes of six or fewer students, TriQuest ignites a life-long passion for learning in students that propels them to fulfill their God-given purpose. We do this by aligning our instructional content with how He uniquely designed each child.

The Joy of Learning

When children are playing it is clear to see God created each one of them with the instincts to explore and learn. They demonstrate an inherent satisfaction as they experiment and acquire greater understanding about the world around them.

However, a child’s natural curiosity can be dampened in a stressful learning environment. This results in students who learn because they have to, not because they want to. 

At TriQuest, we believe learning should be a joyful experience that ignites a sense of wonder! 

Our instructional content and practice emphasize curiosity and discovery. Instructors encourage children to ask questions and explore, resulting in an intrinsic satisfaction with their own pursuit of knowledge and an ever-increasing desire to learn more!

TriQuest Christian Academy

Nurturing and Stimulating

Spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth is the goal at TriQuest. Our research-based practices address the whole child and cultivate social, physical and mental well-being. Authentic encounters with God ensure a solid spiritual foundation that will endure as students age. Our small class sizes are further enhanced by relationships built on mutual respect, and a safe learning environment. This in turn improves self-esteem and supports positive behavior. 

Our teachers are devoted to supporting the unique learning needs of each child,  empowering students to advance to their individual next level when they are ready to do so. With the personalized attention enabled by small class sizes, each student receives the guidance needed to surpass generic performance metrics and reach their full potential.

Instructional Principles

Our instructional approach is guided by these principles:

Encounter God through His Word, His world, and His people.

Ignite a curiosity to explore and discover.

Master foundational skills early.

Develop independent, self-motivated learners.

Prioritize academic growth.

Emphasize S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics)

Build proficiency by making connections.

Incorporate multi-sensory approaches.

Develop problem solvers, not just smart people.

Curriculum Overview

Bible
Students learn about God through carefully crafted Bible lessons that reveal God’s plan and love for us. We guide students to view their lives and the world through the lens of God’s Word. Our scholars develop a greater understanding of the following truths:

  • God is a holy God who cannot abide with sin.
  • God’s love draws Him to humankind even though we consistently rebel against Him.
  • Since creation, God has been implementing His plan to restore our relationship with Him. 
  • Jesus, as the Son of God and Son of Man, is the only one who can atone for our sin and restore us back to God.
  • God sent his Holy Spirit to dwell within us to heal and perfect us so that we can dwell with God.
Enrichment

Research highlighting the importance of music, art, and recreation in the  development of children. For this reason, enrichment classes are an essential component of our curriculum. Students receive weekly lessons in piano, the arts, and physical education.

Quest Friday

A portion of the weekly schedule is reserved for a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning lab. These activities strengthen collaboration and problem-solving skills and reinforce scientific understanding. 

Language Arts

Foundational skills like reading, writing, and verbal communication are critical as children mature and matriculate. Our early reading curriculum highlights phonics (correlating sounds with letters) and phonemic awareness (manipulating sounds) and we move quickly to remediate deficits. Students practice distinct skills and gain proficiency by applying these skills in context. Writing activities are age-appropriate, moving from pictures and letters, to words and sentences, and then to paragraphs and essays. Additionally, our scholars frequently practice and refine verbal self-expression as part of their learning experience.

Math

TriQuest students develop a deep understanding of what numbers and calculations represent (i.e., number sense) and how they apply to real-world scenarios. Our curriculum guides students to comprehend the reasoning behind calculations and to recognize alternative steps to solve a given problem. Through broad use of manipulatives and other means, scholars grow to explain the rationale behind their problem-solving steps. As students progress, theybuild on  foundational math skills to apply more advanced calculations to increasingly complex real-world problems.

Social Studies

In line with our statement of Faith, TriQuest interprets events from a biblical perspective. We equip our students with a wide view of the world and then narrow down to a more local perspective. Early-elementary students gain a general understanding of the continents and major oceans. Then students progress to studying North America and the United States, including topics such as its exploration, founding, and government. From there, our scholars learn more about the state of Georgia and local governments and activities. 

Our social studies instruction is event-focused rather than personality focused. TriQuest seeks to share historical truths and figures while avoiding the assigning of heroes and non-heroes. We emphasize key events and the role(s) played by.

Science

Science reveals the wonder of God’s creation. We are passionate in our belief that the complexity of this world, from the macro to the microscopic scale, demonstrates the existence of an all-powerful, all-knowing God. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is consistently integrated into our instructional approach. Early elementary students receive targeted instruction on essential Georgia Science Standards such as:

  • The Solar System
  • Living Things
  • Weather and the Water Cycle
  • Light and Sound
  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Force and Motion

Learning Highlights By Grade

Kindergarten

Bible: Understand God’s overall plan to restore humankind back to Him.

Language Arts: Develop a strong foundation in basic reading, writing and self-expression.

Math: Learn and apply an understanding of numbers to real-world scenarios.

Social Studies: Gain a general understanding of our world’s continents, cultures, and oceans.

Science: Characteristics of plants and animals, the Solar System, the Earth and Moon, and matter.

First Grade

Bible: Learn how Jesus fulfilled God’s redemptive plan for humankind. 

Language Arts: Vocabulary and decoding skills; read on-level text fluently; read and understand fiction and nonfiction text; use correct grammar to write words and sentences.

Math: Solve problems involving place value, addition, subtraction, geometry, time, money, and measurement. 

Social Studies: The history of North America predating the formation of the United States.

Science: Plants and animals, stars, weather and seasons, states of matter, light, heat, and sound

 

Second Grade

Bible:  Learn how the Holy Spirit equips us to serve God.

Language Arts: Recount a passage of text after reading it; use details to answer questions pertaining to the passage; write informational, opinion, and narrative paragraphs and short essays with correct grammar.

Math: Solve more complex problems involving place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, geometry, time, money, and measurement.

Social Studies: History and formation of the United States.

Science: Insects, Earth geography, atoms and molecules, electricity, and magnetism.

Third Grade

Bible: Explore how persons and nations succeeded and failed at serving God and the consequences of their actions.

Language Arts: Read, comprehend, analyze, and summarize literature and informational text; research and write essays across a variety of genres.

Math: Apply the four standard operations to solve multi-step problems. 

Social Studies: United States history and government through the Civil War.

Science: Microorganisms, galaxies, weathering and erosion, chemical properties and changes, kinetic and potential energy.

 

Fourth Grade

Bible:  Stories from the Gospels.

Language Arts: Read and relate text from multiple sources to comprehend a topic; research and write informational, opinion, and narrative essays.

Math: Solve multiplication and division problems with multi-digit numbers; manipulate and solve problems involving fractions, decimals, measurement, and geometry.

Social Studies: United States history and government from Reconstruction through World War One.

Science: Cells, the Universe, constructive and destructive forces, chemical properties and changes, and chemical energy.