©JMS 2016
Juniata Mennonite School
Curriculum

JMS offers instruction for children from kindergarten  through grade 12.  In order to

keep textbooks updated, a  textbook selection cycle calls for review and update of 

one or more subject areas each year.  Emphasis is  placed on the development of

basic skills.  Curriculum  materials in use are not unlike those commonly used by 

public schools with a few exceptions:

For Bible instruction the Purposeful Design series from ACSI is used for grades K–6.  Bible memorization is a key  component to this curriculum.  Bible instruction course descriptions for grades 7-12 can be found in the student handbook.   The science curriculum for grades 1-5 is published by ACSI Purposeful Design Science.  This Christian curriculum  acknowledges God as the creator and designer of our world and universe.  The facts and theories are based on creationism.   This curriculum uses many activities and experiments to discover and interact with the world around us. Grades 6-11 use  Bob Jones science curriculum for the same reasons listed above.  Constant integration of Christian values and truth permeates the school program.  Daily prayer and devotional experiences,  with weekly chapel and Bible memory work, are vital parts of the overall school program.  Supplementary Academic Program: JMS offers a program of academic enrichment to qualifying students, and a remedial   program to assist students with special needs.  These programs are provided through the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11  (IU) in a classroom staffed by qualified IU staff. Elementary Course Offerings:  The curriculum for K–5 covers English, reading, phonics, writing, spelling, math, science, social studies, Spanish, music,  physical education, art, Bible, and computer for grade 5 only.  Secondary Course Offering:  The middle school/high school schedule runs on a five-period morning with a mid-morning break between periods 2 and 3.   Lunch is held after period 5 and followed by a three-period afternoon.  The afternoons accommodate most electives.   For more information, see the school’s handbook.
©JMS 2014
Junniata Mennonite School
Curriculum

JMS offers instruction for children from

kindergarten  through grade 12.  In

order to keep textbooks updated, a 

textbook selection cycle calls for review

and update of  one or more subject

areas each year.  Emphasis is  placed

on the development of basic skills. 

Curriculum  materials in use are not

unlike those commonly used by  public

schools with a few exceptions:

For Bible instruction the Purposeful Design series from ACSI is used for grades K–6.  Bible memorization is a key  component to this curriculum.  Bible instruction course descriptions for grades 7-12 can be found in the student handbook.   The science curriculum for grades 1-5 is published by ACSI Purposeful Design Science.  This Christian curriculum  acknowledges God as the creator and designer of our world and universe.  The facts and theories are based on creationism.   This curriculum uses many activities and experiments to discover and interact with the world around us. Grades 6-11 use  Bob Jones science curriculum for the same reasons listed above.  Constant integration of Christian values and truth permeates the school program.  Daily prayer and devotional experiences,  with weekly chapel and Bible memory work, are vital parts of the overall school program.  Supplementary Academic Program: JMS offers a program of academic enrichment to qualifying students, and a remedial  program to assist students with special needs.  These programs are provided through the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11  (IU) in a classroom staffed by qualified IU staff. Elementary Course Offerings:  The curriculum for K–5 covers English, reading, phonics, writing, spelling, math, science, social studies, Spanish, music,  physical education, art, Bible, and computer for grade 5 only.  Secondary Course Offering:  The middle school/high school schedule runs on a five-period morning with a mid-morning break between periods 2 and 3.   Lunch is held after period 5 and followed by a three-period afternoon.  The afternoons accommodate most electives.   For more information, see the school’s handbook.