The Vine Christian School follows an individualized, self-instructional, Biblically based curriculum, using materials from Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.). The A.C.E. programme has proved successful and effective with students around the world for over 30 years. Students starting school at 5 years old, follow the ABCs with Ace and Christi which is a proven multi-sensory, phonetic, learning-to-read programme. The programme develops a strong phonetic base, builds Biblical character and includes basic numeracy skills. It prepares students for their progression to the Learning Centre and PACE work. Students who have mastered reading are based in the Learning Centre where each student works in work books, known as PACEs and follows the core curriculum of: Maths, English, Literature, Creative Writing, Social Studies (History & Geography), Science, Word Building (Spelling) and Bible Reading. All PACEs are carefully designed to give the student harmonious academic training from God’s point of view, with the great advantage of allowing each individual to work at his/her own pace on a level which is appropriate to them.
In addition to the core curriculum, further instructional programmes in areas of student interest and staff expertise are planned. Currently students have afternoon programmes in: Swimming; Tennis; Art & Craft; Project Work. At senior level, students may take enhancement or elective (optional) subjects including: extra Science; Bible Courses; Speech; Typing; Foreign Languages – Spanish, French, Greek; Computer Literacy; Accounting; Art;
Business Studies; Literature.
The use of videos and CD-ROMs are employed extensively in the higher levels. All students from ABC’s to ICCE Advanced Certificate study Information Communication Technology (ICT) using the Future Kids curriculum which is accredited by Cambridge University and endorsed by Christian Education Europe, as well as European Computer Driving License (ECDL).