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Grades K-2 Curriculum

PRCA South aspires to provide a well-rounded, dual language education. Our curriculum is designed to prepare children to be lifelong, independent learners, wise and creative problem solvers, and truth seekers who strive to pursue God in every area of life. Students will begin at a 90/10 Spanish/English model and transition to a 50/50 model in 5th grade, which will continue through 12th grade. All students will read, write and speak in both languages.


Our Kindergarten uses a phonics/reading program that provides extensive practice in the critical first steps of learning to read. To ensure reading success, we provide abundant reading practice that coincides with spelling lessons and use a variety of phonetic activities to progress the child quickly to beginner books.  Our literature-based units of study will include classic chapter books for read-aloud along with short stories that will reward and motivate your beginning reader. In mathematics, we build a foundation using hands-on learning tools to introduce many concepts that will challenge and prepare the student for success in the upper grades. Our afternoons are spent in art and P.E. classes, and playing guitar and singing songs in our Christian Mariachi program. Kinders are also introduced to many classical artists and composers.

Grade 1 & 2

In 1st and 2nd grades, our students begin soaring as the teacher provides a plentiful amount of practice in areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, and lessons are enhanced by units of study and inquiry in the areas of science, history, and geography. Key elements center on the development of habits of mind and spirit such as attentiveness, respect, and responsibility. Students participate in art, poetry, and nature studies, in-class NASA sustainable farming labs, P.E., and continued growth in the Mariachi program, as well as enjoy creative play and interaction with one another. Teachers enliven the minds of the children with great literature by reading aloud to them from many chapter books, short stories, and picture books.

Grammar School (grades DK-5)

6450 N Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
Phone: 520.529.7080
School office hours: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Upper School (grades 6-12)

9500 N Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Phone: 520.797.0107
School office hours: 7:50 AM - 4:15 PM

South Campus (grades K-1)

5951 S 12th Ave, Tucson AZ 85706
Phone: 520.413.7945
School office hours: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The mission of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is to teach our students to become like Christ through a classical, Christian education within a covenantal community.