The school

Effort Christian School offers a complete academic curriculum, integrated with Christian character formation, for students from kindergarten through 8th grade. 

Our day runs from 8:20 am to 3:00 pm. We also offer partial days for homeschooled students on a case-by-case basis. We welcome you to contact us for more information.

what we teach

Our goal is to provide students with a strong academic foundation. Our teachers use a variety of techniques to address students’ various learning styles, presenting lessons to meet the needs of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.  

Beginning in kindergarten, our phonics-based reading program ensures students read with fluency, accuracy, and comprehension. Mathematics instruction focuses on developing both number sense and critical thinking skills through hands-on activities.

At the elementary level, students deepen their learning across all academic areas. They develop reading comprehension skills, analyze literature, conduct research projects, create presentations, and cover more complex math concepts. Through hands-on investigation, students explore in-depth science topics to gain a better understanding of God’s creation. They begin the transition from teacher-directed learning to student-focused learning.

Our middle school prepares students for the high school of their choice. Our goal is for each of our students to develop leadership skills, moral character, and communication skills that will reap lifelong benefits. In middle school, students focus on higher level thinking skills, hone their writing skills, and develop study habits. They participate in research projects, a science fair, and community service projects.

Testing: Each April, students in grades K-8 are administered the Stanford 10, a standardized achievement test aligned with state standards, to measure student progress. Norms are available to compare student performance with a representative sample of students across the country. Student’s individualized test scores are mailed home over the summer.

Meet our school team here.

Enrichment opportunities

  • Art
  • Music
  • Library
  • Chapel
  • Physical Education
  • Cooking

field trips

Field trips are an important part of extending what is taught in the classroom and bringing topics to life. Past trips include:

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
  • Science Museum of Virginia
  • Washington, DC
  • Carter Mountain Orchard
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Amazement Square
  • The Paramount Theater
  • Layz S Ranch

in the Community

At ECSP, we believe learning extends far beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, students learn the importance of serving the community through service projects and volunteer opportunities. Our students spend time visiting nursing homes, volunteering at soup kitchens and the Salvation Army, and organizing supply drives for food banks, animal shelters, and families in need.

We are currently accepting applications for enrollment into our School program. Plan your visit to learn more.