Lower School / Grades K5-6
2356 Clay Road, Austell, GA 30106
Elementary classes average 12 to 22 students per class with one teacher for each class and a teacher's aide for each grade level.
Elementary classes begin at 8:00 each morning Monday-Thursday. On Fridays classes begin at 8:30 am. Students may arrive as early as 7:00 am with no additional fee.
Dismissal times are staggered as follows:
K5/1st - 2:30 pm
2nd - 2:40 pm
3rd - 2:50 pm
4th/6th - 3:00 pm
After School Program (ASP)
After school care is available until 6:00 pm for an additional fee.
Cumberland administers standardized achievement tests. Our students have consistently scored well above the national norms. In a recent year, Cumberland's 2nd graders scored at a 4.2 grade equivalency and 5th graders' grade equivalency was 6.7. More information is available upon request.
Educational Field Experiences
Each grade level participates in different field trips each year. Field trips have included the Okefenokee Swamp, Zoo Atlanta, Tellus Science Museum, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Space Camp. Our 5th graders have been invited to participate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Educational Program held at Dobbins Air Force Base. The STEM program is sponsored by the US Department of Defense.
We use a combination of ACSI, A Beka, and other publishers. These publishers are recognized as leaders in Christian school curriculum.
Requirements for Admission
K5 students must be five years old by September 1st. First grade students must be six by September 1st. Each student must attend an interview and submit previous academic and discipline records.
Cumberland provides opportunities for academic enrichment including: music, physical education, Spanish, computer lab, and an accelerated reading program. Additional private tutoring and lessons in music, art, and dance are offered in our Extended Day School.
Duke University Talent Identification Program
This program identifies 4th and 5th grade students based on their outstanding performance on standardized tests and allows eligible students to participate in advanced academic activities.
Students wear a Cumberland logo shirt with khaki or navy tailored pants or walking shorts; girls wear a khaki or navy skirt, jumper, or skort on chapel days. More information regarding dress code can be found in the Student Handbook.
A hot lunch program is available for an additional fee. Students may also bring sack or re-heatable lunches from home.