Accelerated Learning and Christian Living For

Elementary School Children

Kindergarten - 4th Grade

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Founded in 2007

"In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge"

Colossians 2:3

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

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All Nations Christian Academy

358 Lenox Street

New Haven, CT 06513

Call: (203) 467-6083

Fax: (203) 468-0129

A Little School With a Big Vision

Dear Parent:

Thank you for visiting our website. We realize the decision to place your child in a private Christian elementary school, or any kind of private school, is a hard one to make. You must weigh the cost of time and money against the quality of education. We believe the choice to go with a Christian elementary school is nothing less than a calling from God, a sacrifice He asks you to make as an investment in your child—an early investment in not only high-quality education but also high-quality exposure to life in Jesus Christ. For this reason, our Academy motto is “Accelerated Learning and Christian Living.” With 10- 12 students in each class and ample individualized attention, you can be assured your child will have the best opportunity to enter middle school well ahead of grade level. More importantly, through daily participation in lively worship and solid Bible teaching, your child will encounter our Lord Jesus Christ in a personal and saving way. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your particular situation. Make an appointment to come and see the school. We want to work with you to make your dream of a Christian education for your child a reality.

In Christ,

Pastor Geoff and Blanca Little

Founders and Co-Directors

What We Mean by "Accelerated Learning"

  1. ac·cel·er·at·ed learn·ing(noun)an intensive method of study employing techniques that enable material to be learned in a relatively short time.
  2. a program of learning that allows certain students, especially those more academically able, to progress through school more rapidly than others

How do we do accelerated learning at All Nations?

Our small classes allow us to:

  1. Minimize transition time and address distractions
  2. Give children more opportunities for sharing, asking and answering questions, and taking individual turns in group activities. This is an ideal environment to promote the love of learning and support advanced learning.
  3. Customize lessons based on the skills sets of their students, challenging advanced students to move ahead and providing additional support to the ones who need it.
  4. Provide opportunities during the day to pursue personal interests such as creative art projects, sketches, personal reading, and creative story-writing in journals, etc.
  5. Evaluate progress with periodic assessments to determine which skills sets need reinforcement. Our small class size permits evaluation by personal observation, minimizing testing time and maximizing quality class time.

Christian Living

We believe that the care and education of a child are a parent’s most important consideration. Parents should feel at ease and confident about the place where their child spends their day. Daily interaction with the loving, caring educators who work at All Nations Christian Academy can positively influence your child’s future. We strive to meet the cognitive, social, and emotional growth of each individual child in a caring and supportive atmosphere.

Our program philosophy is completely based on Biblical principles. The success of our program is enhanced significantly when parents are willing and able to work with our educators to ensure that the children are receiving a consistent message at home and at school.

All Nations invites our students to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our daily program includes memorizing God’s word, prayer, praise, and Bible study, with an emphasis on producing good works and godly behavior in the power of the Holy Spirit.

A Traveling Petting Zoo came to All Nations

“Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:14

In choosing a Christian school, parents are making the intentional decision to separate their child from the influences of the secular teachings in the public schools. Our students are taught that happiness, success, and fulfillment can only be achieved through a life with Jesus. All Nations is a place where children are taught that living a Godly life requires making difficult choices.

Field Trip to Beardsley Zoo

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God” Matthew 5:9

It often seems like conflict and disagreement are unavoidable in this life. Serious, divisive conflict is everywhere – within families, in the church, and out in the world. And it can seem impossible to overcome its negative force in our lives. At The Academy we are helping children acquire the skills they need to become peacemakers in their school, in their homes, in their communities and in the world at large. It is our hope and prayer that our students will be people of outstanding character who will bring God’s light and healing power on this broken world. May they be armed with great faith, love, and courage to break the cycle of violence on the streets of New Haven. Amen.

“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” Philippians 4:8

“Actions speak louder than words.” In order to teach our students how to live Godly lives, our educators must be able to apply Christian principles to their daily interactions with the children.

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds of justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become believers. John 3:3; John 1:12; John 3:16

We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been born anew by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

We believe that the teaching of Scripture is the normative ethical framework and guideline in human relationships, upholding faithfulness in marriage between a man and woman in lifelong union, and abstinence for those not called to marriage. Genesis 2:24; Corinthians 7:1-4

We believe in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "blessed hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and that the believer will live in everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Application Process

The Academy admits children who are ready for kindergarten (4- 5 yr old) through fourth grade (9/10 yrs old). Due to our limited capacity, we are not able to accommodate children with severe physical, cognitive or social/emotional impairments. Interested parents should schedule an interview with the Academy’s Academic Director. The parent should also schedule a time to bring the child for an academic assessment. The results of the academic assessment are used to place the child in the most appropriate academic grouping. To apply for enrollment, the following documents are required:

  1. A completed and signed Application Form
  2. $40.00 registration fee
  3. Media Release Form
  4. School Records Release Form
  5. Parent questionnaire
  6. A copy of the child's most recent report card

After all the interviews are conducted and assessments are completed, if the child is accepted in the school, a Parent Contract will be mailed out to the parent. Immunization records and health assessment, signed by a physician, must be received within the first 30 days from the child’s start date in order to continue enrollment. Parents are required to notify The Academy immediately, should any of the information collected at the time of enrollment changes thereafter.


Annual tuition is $5,500. Academy scholarships of up to $2,200 are offered based on financial need. Additional scholarships may be available. Tuition payment may be made in whole or by installments. Eleven (11) installment payments are due by the first of the month from August through June in the academic year.

Field Trip to Rose Orchard


Spiritual Growth

We introduce every child to life in Jesus Christ through a daily program of prayer, praise, and Bible study, with special emphasis on bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22). Students memorize Bible verses weekly.

Character Counts!

Our character building curriculum is centered around the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship. When students are surrounded by a positive learning community that teaches, enforces, advocates, and models moral, intellectual, and civic character skills, they can see improvements in academic outcomes and social-emotional, character, and leadership skills.

The Young Peacemakers Program

This is a curriculum that teaches children how to prevent and resolve conflict in a constructive and biblically faithful manner. The curriculum emphasizes principles of confession, forgiveness, communication and character development, and uses realistic stories, practical applications, role plays and stimulating activities.

Founding Vision

  • School Environment - To provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing atmosphere in which every child is able to learn without hindrance and express his or her creativity freely.
  • Academic Achievement - To enable every child to reach his or her highest level of academic achievement, using a high-quality curriculum in a setting of small-group learning and individualized instruction.
  • Spiritual Growth/Character Development – To introduce every child to life in Jesus Christ through a daily program of prayer, praise, and Bible study, with special emphasis on bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22).
  • Creative Arts - To motivate every child toward freedom in self-expression and the development of an early love of music, drama, and art.
  • Technology - To provide children (1st - 4th grade) with fundamental skills in computer usage, including typing and internet searching, employing age-appropriate programs and websites for learning.
  • Physical Fitness - To engage every student daily in a multi-faceted program of physical fitness, including guided activities for the development of motor skills and teamwork, as well as ample periods of recreational free play.
  • Community Support - To involve parents, teachers, administrators, and students in regular fellowship for community support and mutual learning.
  • Evaluation - To create an environment of the regular evaluation of outcomes, both for students in their personal development and for the school community as a whole through vehicles of open communication.

Language Arts

Strong emphasis is placed on word recognition, vocabulary development, comprehension, word study skills, oral reading, and rich children’s literature with a variety of fiction and non-fiction selections. We use research-based, scientifically-tested curriculum which meet state standards and offer a well-balanced approach of phonics, comprehension, critical thinking, creative writing, spelling and grammar.

Cursive Writing

Our students begin learning cursive writing in second grade. Research suggests that printing letters and writing in cursive activate different parts of the brain. Learning cursive is good for children’s fine motor skills, and writing in longhand generally helps students retain more information and generate more ideas. Studies have also shown that kids who learn cursive rather than simply manuscript writing score better on reading and spelling tests, perhaps because the linked-up cursive forces writers to think of words as wholes instead of parts.


Our curriculum goal for mathematics is to prepare students for mastery of concepts. Concept development, computational skills, problem solving, and investigation are taught through a multi-sensory approach. All concepts are taught for “mastery.” Our students are prepared to meet or exceed standards on state mandated, and national assessments..


We provide every child with fundamental skills in computer usage employing age-appropriate programs and websites for learning.

Proud Authors

Mrs. Little's 2nd - 4th grade class published their second book this year

"Animal Encounters."

Order a copy: (Pin #8256746)

History and Social Studies

The goal of our history curriculum is to develop knowledge of the American heritage, recognize and place in historical context important persons of the past, and introduce and gradually build understanding of time and chronology.


Students begin studying science in lower elementary school in an observational way. Science in elementary school covers basic concepts of life sciences, physical sciences, and Earth and space sciences that develop across the grades.

Creative Arts and Music Programs

The art and music programs combine skill development with creative expression. A strong emphasis is placed on singing and drama.

In early June, the students hold an Arts Festival for the school community. This includes a music program, an arts exhibition, and a reading from their published book. This is a joyful celebration of the children’s efforts, talents, and creativity.

A Christmas program is held in mid-December and a Year-End Celebration/Graduation ends the school year. These events are mandatory for all students.

Physical Education Recess

Students enjoy one hour daily of fitness activities, informal sports, and recess in the Academy’s own outdoor playground throughout the year (except in inclement weather). The Academy also has access to a nearly ball fields where the older children can take advantage of a greater space. All students engage in indoor/outdoor games that teach sportsmanship skills, coordination, and following directions.

Students enjoy one hour of gym / recess daily

Student Life

School Uniforms

Students are required to wear the school uniform every day. For boys, the proper uniform consists of a burgundy polo with embroidered logo, and navy or black pants. For girls, the proper uniform consists of a burgundy polo with embroidered logo, and navy or black pants, skirts or skorts. Girls must wear shorts under their skirts. All clothing items should be labeled with the child’s first and last name.

Shoes with rubber soles or sneakers are required everyday for participation in recess and gym classes. Children are not permitted to wear open toed, and/or open backed shoes. Sandals, flip-flops or CROCS are not permitted.

During fall and winter all students should wear a long-sleeved uniform polo or a long-sleeved T-shirt under their short-sleeved polo. A school jacket is also suggested for indoor/outdoor use on cool days. Coats, hats, gloves, scarves and winter boots must be provided in the winter months.


To minimize distractions students should wear their hair in simple hairstyles away from their face. Long hair should be worn tied back.

Breakfast and Lunch

All Nations does not provide breakfast or lunch. Children should bring a hot or cold lunch, snack, a juice, and a water bottle. They should also bring napkins and utensils. If necessary, lunches can be heated in a microwave.


To minimize disruptions, we do simple birthday celebrations on Fridays. Children may bring cupcakes and juice to share with their classmates. Birthday celebrations take place 2:30 - 3:00 PM, during the second recess.

Graduation/Award Ceremony

A Graduation/Year-End Celebration is held on a Saturday at the end of the school year. All students and parents are expected to participate.

Parent Nights

Parent Nights are held five times a year from 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM. These events are designed to provide opportunities for fellowship and community building among parents and staff. Child care is provided during the discussion part of the program. The children join their parents for a potluck supper afterwards.

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