Programs

School Programs

Blended Learning – An Innovative Approach to Personalized Learning

With blended learning, your child will:

  • Receive personalized, differentiated instruction in small groups (6:1).
  • Learn on adaptive, academic online programs to grow academic skills.
  • Collaborate with other students to develop academic and social skills.
  • Perform at the highest level possible your child’s pace: advanced, typical, or remedial.
  • Develop digital literacy skills that will prepare your child for college and career.

To find out more about how our blended learning model will provide your child the opportunity to thrive academically and socially, contact our Admissions Counselor, Angie Ervin: 904-814-5234 or admissions@sotwschool.com. Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Preschool Grades (2-Year-Olds through VPK/PreK4)

Southside Campus Only

At Shepherd of the Woods School, your child will build a strong foundation to be a successful, Christian citizen who is well prepared for elementary school. Your child will learn that learning is a journey that takes time and that “I can!”

Your child will enjoy:

  • Small classroom sizes.
  • Large group instruction followed by small group instruction for personalized learning.
  • Interactive, research-based literacy and language development.
  • Hands-on learning and discovery in math, science, social studies, and art/music.
  • Weekly use of technology for learning.
  • Listening to stories and visiting the library.
  • Daily outside, physical activity.
  • Weekly faith lessons and chapel.

Our parents enjoy:

  • Consistent communication between home and school through emails and apps.
  • Access 24/7 to student progress.
  • Regular family and service activities.

Our Preschool classes are formed based on your child’s age on September 1.

PreK-2 ClassPreK-3 ClassVPK
5-days (M-F), 3-days (M, W, F), or 2-days (T, Th)5-days (M-F), 3-days (M, W, F), or 2-days (T, Th)5-days (M-F)
2-years-old (not completely potty-trained)3-years-old (completely potty trained)4-years-old

 

School Hours
Drop OffClass TimeDismissal
8:45-9:00 AM9:00 AM-12:05 PM12:05-12:20 PM

Limited bus services are available to and from school for a small fee.

To find learn more about how your child will benefit from our Preschool, contact our Admissions Counselor, Angie Ervin: 904-814-5234 or admissions@sotwschool.com.

Elementary

 

Mandarin (Lakeshore) Campus Only

At Shepherd of the Woods School, your child will build a strong foundation to be a successful, Christian citizen in our rapidly changing world and who is well prepared for college and careers.

With our blended learning model, your child will:

  • Receive small group, direct instruction from our teachers.
  • Complete collaborative and independent work to sharpen academic skills.
  • Use adaptive, computer-based learning to grow academic skills.

 

In our Upper (6th-8th grade) class, your child will be able to take Florida Virtual School classes as needed for varied learning opportunities.

You and your child receive:

  • Specific feedback on your child’s academic level from the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.
  • Regular feedback on your child’s mastery and growth in academic skills.

Our parents enjoy:

  • Consistent communication between home and school through emails and apps.
  • Access 24/7 to student progress.
  • Regular family and service activities.

We accept students younger than 5 years old as of September 1 into Kindergarten based on social, emotional, and academic maturity.

School Hours
Before CareDrop OffClass TimeDismissalAfter Care
7:30-830 AM8:30-8:45 AM8:45 AM-3:15 PM3:15-3:30 PM3:30-6:00 PM

To find learn more about how your child will benefit from our Kindergarten through 8th grades, contact our Admissions Counselor, Angie Ervin: 904-814-5234 or admissions@sotwschool.com.

Student Services

We provide support services to help all children succeed. We partner with Duval County’s Parentally Placed Private School Students program, Title I, and Great Strides Rehabilitation to provide services during the school day for the family’s convenience.

 

DCPS Parentally Placed Private School’s ProgramTitle IGreat Strides Rehabilitation
Speech TherapyTutoringOccupation Therapy
TutoringSpeech/Language Therapy
ABA Instruction and Consultation

We provide tutoring after school from our teachers for an additional fee.

To find out more about how we can service your child at Shepherd of the Woods School, contact our Admissions Counselor, Angie Ervin: 904-814-5234 or admissions@sotwschool.com.

Extracurricular Activities

At Shepherd of the Woods School, your child will have the opportunity to participate in multiple extra-curricular activities.

During school, music lessons are available to students through our partnership with Music Works:

PianoGuitar
DrumsBrass instruments

*Kindergarteners may only participate in piano.

 

Our school’s extra-curricular activities include:

Kindergarten-8th Grade:4th-8th Grade:
Spirit GroupTrack
YearbookSafety Patrol
Arts and Crafts

All of our students are welcome to join Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church’s youth activities:

Kindergarten-6th Grade:7-12th Grade:
K-6th Grade Youth GroupSenior Youth Group
Sonshine Singers
Summer Programs

Preschool Summer Program

Are you looking for something for your potty-trained preschooler (2 1/2 – 5 year old by September 1) to do during the summer? Do you want them to have fun, but still maintain the pre-academic skills they have learned so far? If so, our Preschool Summer Camp is just what you are looking for!

During weekly sessions, your preschooler will continue to learn pre-academic skills while enjoying fun activities with their friends: outside play, inside games, arts, music, technology, and hands-on activities.

Weekly sessions from June 17 – August 2
(no camp on July 4)
9am – noon

  • 5-days: Monday – Friday $75
  • 3-days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday $50
  • 2-days: Tuesday, Thursday $35

Limited bus service from home and to home also available for a fee.

Southside Campus
7860 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32256

Click here to register online.

Limited spaces available.
Please call or email Angie Ervin, Admissions Counselor, for more information.

904-814-5234
Admissions@sotwschool.com

Summer School

Our extended school year program provides enrichment, maintenance, or remediation of academic skills in a fun, values-based environment.

Students enjoy structured blended learning activities that includes:

  • Small group instruction
  • Collaborative work
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Students develop social, emotional, and academic skills through hands-on learning

CURRICULUM

  • Reading (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Social Studies
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Technology Applications

4-week session
June 18 – July 11
Fees: $435

Tue, Wed, and Thurs
9am– 3pm

3-week session
July 16 – August 1
Fees: $325

A minimum of 10 students must be enrolled for a session to be held.
All fees are due before the first day of each session.
Students bring a morning snack, and lunch.

Mandarin/Lakeshore Campus
6595 Columbia Park Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32258

Click here to register online.

Please call or email Angie Ervin, Admissions Counselor, for information.

904-814-5234
Admissions@sotwschool.com

Kindergarten Readiness Camp

Building skills needed for the first day of Kindergarten and beyond!

Incoming Kindergarteners will be prepared for success by:

  • Becoming accustomed to a full-day of academics
  • Improving literacy and math readiness skills
  • Building problem-solving skills
  • Learning independence in classroom routines
  • Growing social and communication skills
  • Using technology as a learning tool

4-week session,
July 9—August 1
Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays
9am-3pm

$250/session

Click here to register online.

Limited spaces available.
Please call or email Angie Ervin, Admissions Counselor, for more information.
904-814-5234
Admissions@sotwschool.com

Vacation Bible School

Children entering PreK3-6th grade, join us on a Miraculous Mission as we learn how Jesus Saves the World!

Suggested Donation: $5/child (max $10/family)

TWO VBS WEEKS AND LOCATIONS

June 10-14, 2019
9am-12pm
Southside Campus
7860 Southside Blvd, 32256

Register online here.

Map to Southside Campus

July 15-19, 2019
9am-12pm
Mandarin Campus
6595 Columbia Park Ct, 32258

Register online here.

Map to Mandarin Campus

For more information contact Angie Ervin at 904-814-5234 or Admissions@sotwschool.com.

Ask the Principal

SOTW Southside Campus (Preschool)

7860 Southside Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 641-3393

(904) 641-0919 (Fax)

SOTW Mandarin (Lakeshore) Campus

6595 Columbia Park Ct Jacksonville, FL 32258

(904) 268-6701

(904) 641-0919 (Fax)

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