Elementary (Grades 1-6)

ESCHEL’s program for elementary students is not a cafeteria-style program. Our younger students benefit from participating in all courses for their grade level, allowing for a consistent student population in a classroom atmosphere.

Elementary Writing

1st-6th grade tutor: Mrs. Nancy Harris

Beginning Creative Writing 1-2

Beginning Creative Writing strives to help students learn to express themselves. Younger students work on writing strong sentences, using descriptive words, exploring creativity and having fun with writing. During these pre- and early writing stages, the assignments are intended to encourage and help develop confidence and enjoyment in the students. Through reading poetry and excellent children’s literature in class, they will be inspired in their own writing. I know not every student is a natural writer, but I believe communication through writing is powerful and worth developing.

Refund Policy: No refunds given.


Growing with Creative Writing 3-4

Growing with Creative Writing strives to increase confidence and skill in writing. We will use some elements of IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) with a variety of creative assignments. Reading short portions of exemplary writing together will develop a taste for excellent literature. Additionally, we will write a research paper and will have a short story project in the spring. Throughout these assignments, the students will be encouraged, challenged and encouraged some more! Each child has something valuable to write and in this class and I endeavor to draw that out.

Refund policy:  No refunds given.

Maturing with Creative Writing 5-6

Refund Policy: No refunds given.

Exploring Art

Tutor:  Mrs. Andrea Nehring

Grades 1-6

Join me for an exciting journey through Art History! This year we will start at the 1800s, looking at Romanticism through late 20th century Pop Art. As we read and learn about these periods, we will also do our own interesting interpretations of the art we study. So, we look at pictures, read stories, listen to period music, and create our own period art. We are sure to have a marvelous time learning together.

Refund Policy: No refunds given.

Physical Education

Tutor: Mrs. Linda Kauss

Grades 1-6

Athletics and competition can be one of the toughest arenas to exhibit Godly character. At the same time it is a stage in which others do notice character that is outstanding.  Physical Education classes at ESCHEL are designed for activity, competition, teamwork, cooperation, personal achievement and encouragement. Each class will focus on warm-up, stretching and strength activities, a sport or game and the skills required to perform, as well as character lessons to help live out Godly character.

Refund Policy: Refund to be given only in circumstances that are unpredictable or deemed by this tutor.

Afternoon optional classes for elementary students:

Elementary Drama

Tutor: Andrea Nehring

Grades 1-6

We have an exciting new option for elementary (1st-6th gr) students this spring!!  Mrs. Nehring is going to offer a drama class from 1:30-2:30pm in the Red Room.  Class would begin Jan 18th.  Maximum capacity is 15 students.  Tuition is $75 + $5 supply fee = $80

“Please join me for Elementary Drama this spring! Elementary Drama is an exciting, interactive, class that introduces students to the very basic concepts of acting. Using games and engaging activities, we will explore our senses, pantomime, listening, vocal control, and so much more. At the end of the class we will perform a fun skit showcasing the skills we learned.”


Week 1 – What is Theater? Observation

Week 2 & 3 – Creating an Ensemble

Week 4 & 5 – Movement and Space

Week 6 & 7 – Where? Environment

Week 8 & 9 – Who? Character Development

Week 10 – Why? Objectives and Tactics

Week 11 – Focus and Concentration

Week 12  & 13 – Utilizing Voice

Week 14 – Listening and Reacting

Week 15 – Performance at Commencement

Christ-Centered Martial Artists (CMA)

Tutor: Sifu Jeff Goodwin

Grades 3-12

Welcome to our Christ-Centered Martial Art! Christ-centered Martial Artists (CMA) is a
compassionate ministry that fervently strives to promote the strongest daily relationship
between Jesus Christ and His creation through its comprehensive Christ-centered martial
arts process.

CMA classes are fun and exciting! As Junior Becomers-in-Christ, your precious child
will deepen their faith as they gain confidence, self-worth, focus, fitness, courtesy,
respect, self-defense, and much more! They will learn the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). Junior
Becomers-in-Christ will develop additional character traits found throughout the Holy

Classes will be an hour in duration. Uniforms cost $40.00. Until they receive their
uniform, students should wear loose fitting clothes. You can order a CMA uniform
(includes Patch), protective padding, or other CMA equipment anytime.

At the beginning of each class, a devotional is provided; then, students will practice
stretching, basic movements, and other fun activities! A brief cool down and devotional
review will conclude their class. Handouts are provided for you and your child to
enhance lessons and inform you of their progress.

CMA training is a mind, body and spirit activity. To maximize their benefit, please ensure
that ESCHEL and I are aware of any medical issues or other potential concerns
regarding your child.

Students may have the opportunity to Test for a rank in CMA during each semester. The cost per Belt Test is $50.00. Also, students greatly enjoy sparring, however protective gear is required. Students under the rank of 8th Gup – Orange Belt are not required to spar. The average cost of this protective gear is $125.00, however, because CMA is a ministry we may donate the equipment to the student while supplies last. These donations are for students that can not afford the equipment.

Refund Policy: No refunds