Instruction in the English Language Arts
Phonics is the basis for the elementary reading and writing instruction. Grammar and syntax are mastered through memorization and practice, along with exposure to classic and quality literature as early as possible. Critical and aesthetic reading of literature, literary analysis, vocabulary, rules of grammar, composition, and research skills are emphasized throughout the English program of study. The classics determine the scope and content of the literature program at all levels. Extensive reading and written expression form the basis of the curriculum. Composition and handwriting are developed and emphasized throughout the curriculum.