As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA), the Navajo Mission Preparatory School, grades K-2 (the Mission School) is a private educational program that equips students and teachers with updated learning tools and curriculum.
Through the generous support and donations of Christians from all denominations, the Mission School is able to provide children with educational opportunities that complement the classroom curriculum. It is through the support of our generous donors that we are able to provide students with a backpack of school supplies (including notebook paper, pencils, glue, and crayons) and a personal hygiene kit (including a bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a hand towel) upon school registration.
To help our students continue their educational progress during the pandemic, our K-2 students receive hard-copy assignments in learning packets along with two meals delivered to their homes daily Monday-Friday.
Our teaching and meal service staff prepare packets and meals for the students. The supplies are then delivered to student homes, some as far as 10 miles from the Mission. Currently, staff is running two routes that take 90 minutes each to complete.
Weekly, the parents and students have a one-on-one check-in meeting at the school. We employ temperature checks, masks, social distancing, plexiglass shields and disinfecting of surfaces after each visit.
Even before the pandemic, Mission School teachers placed a priority on teaching health and wellness topics. All students receive vaccination and flu shots as necessary, and students participate in annual eye and dental exams.
Students enjoy updated learning tools and curriculum. The ACR curriculum for reading, writing, social studies and science was implemented in Fall 2017, and Singapore Math is incorporated in all classrooms. A state-of-the-art computer lab allows children to explore through Bookflix, MobyMax, Google Explorer, and many more computer-based options. Interested children and adults can widen their computer experience by attending introductory classes from computer basics to coding.
Aside from study, there are many activities that keep the students involved in important educational issues and community events. Among these activities are:
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