Curriculum Overview    2014-2015

Zion Lutheran School, Owego, NY

The truths and applications of the Christian faith are regularly integrated into all subject areas.



  • English Standard Version (Bible), grades 3-6
  • One in Christ, Concordia Publishing House, grades Preschool-6*

 Memory Work

  • English Standard Version Bible, grades K-6
  • Luther’s Small Catechism, grades 3-6

 Reading and Language Arts

  • SRA, Open Court Reading System, grades Preschool to 6
  • SRA, Open Court English Language Development, grades Preschool to 6
  • SRA, Open Court Spelling and Phonics, Grades Preschool to 6


  • Saxon Math, grades Preschool to 6

Social Studies

  • McGraw Hill, Adventures in Time and Place, grades K-6*


  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, New York Science, a Closer Look, grades K-6*


  • Harcourt, Health and Fitness, grades K-6*

Other Instruction

  • Art, Physical Education, Music, Computer Keyboarding, Spanish (4-6 grades), Library Resources, Handwriting

 *Topics taught and texts used on an alternate year basis.  For example, the 2nd and 3rd grade classroom may use 2nd grade religion this year and 3rd grade next year.


Annual New York State Testing

Third through Sixth Grades

  • English Language Arts Test (state mandated)
  • Mathematics Test(state mandated)

Fourth Grade

  • Science Test(state mandated)


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