Academic Growth

At Tabernacle Christian School, we do not make unrealistic promises, but we do promise to give your child a high level of academic excellence nurtured in an environment that is distinctively Christian.  We believe this will provide your child with the strength and ability to lead a godly, fruitful, and happy life.  We offer a comprehensive curriculum combined with a strong foundation in Christian and moral teachings.  Students gain hands-on experience with today's technology through use of our computer and science labs.

What is the key to a good education?  All aspects of training are important, but a child’s ability to read is fundamental to all other learning. Constant strengthening of basic reading and comprehension skills continue throughout the elementary grades. The sooner a child masters basic reading skills, the sooner he or she will achieve and enjoy learning. At Tabernacle, the emphasis on reading skills begins in kindergarten with a strong phonics program that equips a child for excellence in all areas of academics. The combination of excellence, traditional education, spiritual training, and opportunities in computer, foreign languages, fine arts, and athletics provides your child with the building blocks necessary for a strong educational foundation.

We strongly believe that God has a specific plan for each one of our students, and it is our mission to prepare our students for whatever the Lord may call them to do. As Christians, we do not want our young people to ever be hindered in the work of the Lord due to a lack of education or preparation. Tabernacle enjoys working with families to ensure a quality education to further the minds of our students and the kingdom of God.  Our academics are enhanced by the following:

Student to Teacher Ratio

Our ratio is approximately 10:1. The small class sizes allow our teachers to conduct experiments, teach individually, and to work more one-on-one with students. The teachers at TCS are dedicated and willing to offer help classes and even private tutoring outside of the traditional class time.

Sycamore Education

Parents and students are able to privately login to our Sycamore website to see homework assignments, view grades and averages, send instant messages to the staff, read news and calendars, and so much more!


Our recently renovated campus is equipped with wireless networking, a full computer lab, and SmartBoard technology, and is improving in technology every year.

Spell to Write and Read Program

SWR is our official phonics, reading, and writing program that begins in K-3. Our students learn the 70 phonograms (sounds) of the English language first. Then the students learn to blend the sounds together and to analyze the words using a few spelling rules. The students learn to be able to read and spell most words in the English language based on understanding, not on memorization which handicaps them from spelling and reading unfamiliar words. The program, which has already proven to be successful, also helps prevent dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Rosetta Stone

Junior high students are required to take Latin on this computer-based program where the students must be able to comprehend and speak the language with the guidance of our foreign language teacher.  High school students are offered Spanish I and Spanish II to cover their language requirements. They may also pursue other levels of Spanish or may begin on another language during their junior and senior years of high school.

College Seminars

The college seminars are intended to help families as they are preparing their young people for the next step in their education. A few of the topics that are discussed at these seminars are college applications, SAT/ACT information, scholarships, financial aid, and campus life. The staff is willing to help each family along the entire path of education.

At Tabernacle, your child can have an excellent academic preparation along with the extra advantages of Bible instruction, and every subject taught from a God-centered point of view.

Tabernacle Christian School  |  1225 29th Avenue Drive NE, Hickory, NC 28601  |  828.324.9936