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Our Elementary School Program: An Introduction

Updated: Apr 25, 2022

The Capstone Marketing Team has been hard at work producing videos that help introduce people to our school. This latest video focuses on our Elementary School Program and on some of the things that make it special. Give it a watch, and let us know what you think about it in the comments! Included below the video is the transcript. God Bless!

The mission of Capstone Christian Academy is to develop World Changing Leaders, and since the dream of this school started almost 20 years ago, we’ve envisioned a new class of Capstone seniors graduating, year after year, going out and making a World-Changing Impact.

I think it’s a lot easier to envision teenagers developing the kind of leadership traits that will make them World Changers, but we believe the important work actually starts when kids are much, much younger.

The experience of having grandchildren has reminded me of how capable young children are of growing, and changing.

Take my grandson, for example. At three years old, he was energy on wheels. He had a gusto for life that was limitless.

It got him in a lot of trouble. He learned how to say “no!” really loud. I remember my daughter, his mom, having to chase him down the street just trying to get him in the car while I tried not to laugh.

At three-years-old, he had learned how to get what he wanted by using large amounts of energy and sound.

Two years later, thanks to a lot of hard work by my daughter and son in law and a parenting approach we’ve adopted at Capstone called Love and Logic, my grandson has learned of other, much better ways to get attention and ask for things.

He now is well mannered, honest and respectful, and he’s become a great big brother to his little sister.

These are all qualities that World Changing Leaders need to learn at the youngest age possible, and Capstone Christian Academy wants to partner with you to help develop them.

It’s with that focus that we’ve developed our curriculum, chosen our campus, and hired our teachers and administrators.

-Bill Wadley, Capstone Christian Academy Founder

I think the unique thing about Capstone is that, from the beginning, we are trying to figure out what it takes, at every capacity and every level, to make World Changing Leaders. That’s not a small objective or mission, and really, when you set that at the forefront, it kind of changes the way you approach everything.

If these are ultimately students who are going to make an impact in their community, they’re going to have to be the best equipped. They’re going to have to be articulate, they’re going to have to communicate. They’re going to have to not only be competent, but personable and social. It’s like the full spectrum of skills.

Their family is going to play an impactful and important role in shaping who their children are as well. We don’t want to come in and change their approach, we want to work with families. We want to work with their traditions and differences in worldview and culture and bring that together, and then offer our expertise, offer our fantastic curriculum, our support, and our fantastic administrative and teaching staff in order to pour into those families.

You should choose Capstone because you’re going to get the best at every level. You’re going to get a teaching and administrative staff that really cares about you and is willing to sacrifice their time for the sake of your children and family. In any context, working in relation with families is going to be far better than thinking we can do it alone.

-Dr. Blake Willard, Elementary School Principal

At Capstone, our focus isn’t only on educating your student; we are also keenly aware of the importance of partnering with our parents in developing all aspects of their student’s lives.

As Parent Liaison, my job is getting to know each family that entrusts Capstone with their children, and to see how we as a staff and school can come alongside you in this partnership.

Building a sense of community is a key factor in every child and family’s development. 

First, the staff and I will focus on building a relationship with you so we can partner together and meet your needs. We will host various activities and events on campus that we hope will help you meet other families with kids the same age as yours to build lifelong friendships and relationships

Our campus is also uniquely located in the underserved Southeast part of Las Vegas off the 215 and Eastern.

Our 13,000 sq foot building is a secure modern facility. It has 5 playgrounds 2 acres of land with a variety of educational learning spaces – indoor and out.

And it’s located just 1.5 miles north of our second campus on Cactus Avenue, the future home of our middle school and high school.

The Serene Campus building also has several unique design features that help us maintain a high level of safety and biosecurity.

For example, many of our classrooms have two bathrooms and sink stations where we can teach and observe proper handwashing.

All of our classrooms are equipped with at least two exits in case of an emergency.

Our outdoor area that surrounds our campus is also partitioned into several standalone playgrounds, allowing us to keep individual classes separated from each other and minimizing the contact your child has with other students beyond their classmates.

Just as our campus and building have plenty of space for your child to move around in and thrive, we aim to create the intellectual space to discover their God-given talents and passions.

Our goal is to help your child love school and love learning.

Thank you so much for your interest in Capstone Christian Academy.

We pray that you are inspired as we are by thrill of developing the next generation of World Changing Leaders.

-Laura Wadley, Parent Liaison

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