Elementary School

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The Core.  The Belleville Mennonite School elementary program (Kindergarten - 5th grade) offers top-notch instruction in reading, writing, literature, language, spelling, mathematics, social studies and science.  Teachers engage in providing academic excellence and spiritual growth for all students.  Teachers work individually with students to get to know and understand them as human beings, and to get the very best out of them.  

We believe expanded opportunities for students to learn is essential for their development not just academically, but socially and spiritually.  Check out these links for a view of what learning opportunities our elementary students take part in: Hands-on activities, advanced technology opportunities, field trips, community education, special projects, experiments, Bible-themed lessons, author visits, school spirit days, subject-matter projects, snow fun, and so much more!

“Specials.” Classes in Spanish, art, music, physical education, and computer give students the opportunity to explore unique learning activities and discover their God-given gifts.

Circle Time. Teachers engage students in active devotional and prayer times at the beginning of each day called “circle time,” a special time with God and each other.  Students also take part in chapels, worship assemblies and other special Bible-themed projects.

BMS has an exceptional Learning Support Program for elementary students.  The program provides various methods of support from learning support in the classroom, receiving instruction from the classroom teacher, receiving re-teaching from the Learning Support (LS) teacher, or allowing students to remain in the classroom and have their school work modified to better suit their learning style.  The BMS LS teacher is specially trained and provides a caring touch to each individual student.

BMS also offers the Project Hope Program for children that have both academic and behavioral needs.  A team of teachers meets regularly to discuss how the student can best achieve success through a number of interventions.