About The School
Glenoaks Christian Schools is a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of San Fernando. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. We encourage social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual development. Our curriculum stresses the importance of God in the lives of children, families, community, country, and all the nations of the world. We teach respect for all people and honor and celebrate diversity as well as unity. We design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum in accordance with California State Standards and Common Core.
The people of the First United Methodist Church of San Fernando believe that the Christian faith is grounded in the love and grace of God, experienced through Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We strive to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ in our family, church, community and the world.
We are involved, committed, culturally-diverse, open and earnest. A people who try to be accepting, caring, hospitable and inclusive. We are people who like to tell the story of God's redeeming grace with our very lives. Our membership is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community. We welcome you with open arms!
Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM
Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE that God is understood in three distinct forms. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are commonly used to refer to the threefold nature of God. Sometimes we use other terms, such as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.
WE BELIEVE in one God, who created the world and all that is in it. We believe that God is sovereign; that is, God is the ruler of the universe. We believe that God is loving. We can experience God's love and grace.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus was human. He lived as a man and died when he was crucified. We believe that Jesus is divine. He is the Son of God. We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that the risen Christ lives today. We believe that Jesus is our Savior. In Christ we receive abundant life and forgiveness of sins. We believe that Jesus is our Lord and that we are called to pattern our lives after His.
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit is God with us. We believe that the Holy Spirit comforts us when we are in need and convicts us when we stray from God. We believe that the Holy Spirit awakens us to God's will and empowers us to live obediently.
WE BELIEVE that God created human beings in God's image. We believe that humans can choose to accept or reject a relationship with God. We believe that all humans need to be in relationship with God in order to be fully human.
WE BELIEVE that the church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ's life and ministry in the world today. We believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We believe that the church is "the communion of saints," a community made up of all past, present and future disciples of Christ. We believe that the church is called to worship God and to support those who participate in its life as they grow in faith.
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God's Word. We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice. We believe that Christians need to know and study the Old Testament and the New Testament (the Hebrews Scriptures and the Christian Scriptures).
Adapted from What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Theology. Copyright 2002 Discipleship Resources. All rights reserved. Used by permission of the publisher.
English Language ArtsGlenoaks Christian Middle School guides students to dive deeper into their understanding and build strong communication skills. Our student-centered, teacher-inspired classroom uses a learning blend of print and technology. Students focus on becoming stronger writers and critical thinkers through analyzing quality literature, meaningful activities, oral presentations, and purposeful performance tasks.
Math Programs*Glenoaks Christian Middle School Math Program consists of both a regular and accelerated path. We incorporate a blend of print and text allowing all students to have the opportunity to experience mathematical concepts in real world scenarios and progress to a higher level of achievement. 1. The regular track provides a strong foundation for high school Algebra. 2. The Accelerated path is designed to advance students in completing a high school course in Algebra or Geometry by the 8th grade.
ScienceThrough the Next Generation Science Standards and project-based learning, students are launched into a process of hands-on discovery. Socratic dialogues, hands-on experimenting, and prototyping provide students a real world experience as they are placed in scenarios where they investigate phenomena and design solutions to problems. Program consists of Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. 7th Grade Topics: Discovering matter, Energy and Earth's Materials, Glaciers and Earth's Past, Cell Functions and Cell Division, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, and communication Technology 8th Grade Topics: Matter and Movement, Earth and the Solar System, Molecules to Organisms, Inheriting traits, Human Genetics, Changing Environments, Transforming Energy and Waves and Information Transfer
HistoryThrough a biblical world view, students are taken around the globe to identify the economic, governmental and societal structures of empires from 300 AD to 1600 AD. They begin with the Fall of the Roman Empire and end with the Renaissance. Along the way, students hear the voice of God as He speaks through missionaries like Columba, St. Patrick, and Cyril. Continuing from the 7th grade, students will dive into American History as they explore the constitutional convention and the history of our nation from the Civil War and Reconstruction. As their history course comes to an end, students will reflect on what is to come, as outlined in the Book of Revelation.
ReligionLet's praise and worship our God. Students participate in Chapel every week as they delve deeper into the studying the word of God. Experience an intimate Bible study as they learn to read, interpret, and make connections to the Bible shaping toward becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.
TechnologyTechnology is a key resource integrated throughout our core curriculum. With this additional enrichment course, it offers a creative approach to the use of computers through project based learning. Students get hands-on by composing travel guides and brochures and even get a sneak peek of what it is like to be animators as they design their own video games. Journal writing couldn't be more fun as we implement newsletter activities based on student's interest. Our computer program allows us to build on their foundation and to open them to a world of possibilities, tapping into the imaginative side of technology.
Meet Our New Pastor: Te-air-a Parker
We are delighted to have been appointed to serve San Fernando First United Methodist Church and look forward to sharing and growing with you in the faith.