Liberty Kids Academy

Frequently asked questions

How many students are in each classroom?

Preschool: 15 students
Kindergarten: 15 students
First Grade: 18 students

What is your student to teacher ratio?

Preschool: one teacher and one assistant
Kindergarten: one teacher and one assistant
First Grade: one teacher per class
One shared assistant

How many students can the building accommodate?

Total number of students when full: 64

Are the Preschool students and Kindergarten students mixed in with the First Grade school students?

Yes. With ages 3 to 6 it is not a problem.

Is there a nap time for Preschool students or kindergarten students that are at the school all day?

No we do not have a nap time. However we can accommodate students that may need a nap. Also, we do have a quiet time for all day students from 12 to 1 where they can lay out on rugs to hear a story or watch a movie.

What are the qualifications for teachers?

Preschool and Kindergarten teachers either have a degree in early childhood development, certification as a teacher and qualifying experience .
First Grade must be a certified teacher.
All teachers are certified in CPR.
All teachers must have a criminal background check.

Can you accommodate working parents?

Yes. That is what the after school careĀ is for. The after school care facilitates working parents and provides after school care from 3pm to 6pm and on all school holidays for the full day when the school is not in session.

Do you provide meals?

No. We ask that the children bring their own lunch.
In that way we know that the students bring the things that they will eat and can eat. This eliminates the allegory problems that may exist.
We do provide two snacks. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.

What are the operating hours of the school?

The building is normally open from 7 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday.
We can possibly accommodate parents who may need help earlier or later. Ask about our flexibility.

It is open year round and offers two programs.
Summer Program is from June thru August.
Fall School is from September thru May.
After School Care accommodates working parents and offers programs for the students after 3 PM and on school holidays.

How long have you been in business?

This location is a new location, however our founder has been in the business of running schools for well over 30 years. They were located in Boise, Idaho and in Costa Rica.
The one in Costa Rica is still operating.

What curriculum do you use?

We use the A Beka curriculum. It is a Christian based program and was first developed in 1972. Our founder has used this curriculum for over 30 years and has been able to see the end result. The students always did well with the curriculum. It is developed upon tried and proven concepts that work and are logical. It makes learning fun and provides the foundation for a successful educational life. Students generally always tested out one to two grades higher in their skills.

Do you represent any particular religion?

No. We are Christian based but non-denominational. However being Christian based we are very concerned about character development. Therefore we teach basic Christian values such a honesty, dependability, respect, etc. This is done with music, stories, and poems.

What is your discipline policy?

We use a 3 strike policy for behavior problems. If a problem occurs, the child will be talked to and the issue discussed between teacher and child. The child will place a sticker on their chart indicating a "strike one." If a second instance occurs, then a "strike two" will occur, another discussion, and a second sticker. Should another instance occur, a red card will be sent home indicating a need for a conference with the parent. The red card will need a parent signature and be returned to the teacher. In any of these instances time out may also be used. Rewards will also be utilized to encourage good behavior.

What is the general daily schedule?

What is the general daily schedule?

Preschool/Kindergarten morning: 8 am to 11 am.
Recess: 9:30 am
Lunch Time: 11 am to 12 noon
Preschool/Kindergarten afternoon: 12 noon to 3 pm.
Recess: 1:30 pm

Grades First Grade
School: 8 am to 3 pm
Recess: 10:00 am
Lunch: 12 noon to 1 pm
Recess: 2:00 pm

After 3 Care: 3pm to 6 pm
(School Holidays: All Day)