In 1982, the Allen Christian School opened its doors to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students in Jamaica, New York. The goal of the school is to offer a Christ-centered education for children in the Queens borough. Each day begins with praise and worship and a prayer.
Preschool students may arrive for class at 7 a.m. each day even though classes don’t start until 8 a.m. All preschool children must be toilet trained before they enroll in Allen Christian School. A program is available for three year olds as well as four year olds. An after school program is also available.
Starting in kindergarten, students are required to wear the school uniform.
In grades 1 through 4, boys wear navy blue trousers and light blue Oxford shirts. Girls wear a navy blue and green plaid jumper with a light blue Oxford shirt. In the fifth grade, the uniform changes slightly while maintaining the same colors. Monthly spirit days allow students to attend school in the Sunday dress clothes.
Grades 1 through 5 receive 90 minutes of reading instruction every day. They also spend an hour each day in mathematics. In grades 6 through 8, students move from a single teacher for all subjects to specialized instruction and spend 45 minutes each day in Literature, English, and Math classes.
For more information on Allen Christian School, visit the school’s website.