Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy, a program of Beech Tree House Center for Child Development, Inc., promotes the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual development of each child. Our exceptional teaching staff is dedicated to presenting a challenging and enthusiastic learning environment that recognizes each unique learner. With a dedication to personal excellence, all members of our school family are challenged to practice and exhibit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in daily life. State-accredited with exemplary ratings. Preschool – Sixth Grade.
Address: 7850 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone: (317) 882-8636
Q&A with Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy:
What makes Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy unique?
Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy is committed to offering an advanced elementary curriculum in a warm and caring atmosphere with an emphasis on academics, a loving God, human values, and personal excellence.
It is the philosophy of Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy to maintain a small class size creating an environment where each student’s unique learning style, personality, and needs will be complemented. The average class size at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy is fourteen students.
Our curriculum places emphasis on core subjects while providing enrichment opportunities through special subject areas, such as etiquette, religion, music, art, library, computers, and Spanish, to give depth and breadth to student experiences. The curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the academic requirements of the Indiana Department of Education, instill a profound love of virtue, and foster a mindset for exemplary leadership.
Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy is a family-owned school that is an extension of Beech Tree House Center for Child Development, Inc. Therefore, families with children as young as six weeks old through the sixth grade can attend the same school/center, conveniently located under one roof. Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy tuition includes before and after school care as well as holiday care through Beech Tree House. A summer camp program is also offered.
What is Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy’s age/grade range?
The programs of Beech Tree House Center for Child Development, Inc. and Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy include infants, toddlers, preschoolers, pre-kindergarteners, kindergarteners, and elementary school first through six graders.
Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy Grades/Age Guidelines:
- Kindergarten: 5 years old before August 1st is the standard requirement
- First Grade
- Second Grade
- Third Grade
- Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade
- Sixth Grade
What is Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Open registration for the upcoming new school year takes place in February.
Enrollment is accepted throughout the school year if there is classroom availability.
Families are welcome to call our center to request information and arrange a private tour at any time during the year.
Does Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy offer financial assistance?
Financial assistance is not provided. A discount is offered for families with three or more children enrolled at our school/center.
What are the standard school day hours?
The standard school day is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The State of Indiana has very specific attendance requirements and Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy requires the same. Attendance records are kept and filed with the State of Indiana. These records reflect days present, days absent, and number of times tardy.
Does Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy offer before/after school care? Does your school offer afterschool activities?
Yes. Before and after school care during the hours of 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m. is offered at no additional cost to our families.
Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy students can participate in a variety of after school extra-curricular activities, lessons, and clubs that may include: art lessons, basketball, cheerleading, dance, drama, Growing Girls, jump rope club, Knights of God, Lego club, pentathlon club, piano, rocket club, robotics, science club, student council, violin, voice lessons, volleyball, and yearbook. Note: Afterschool activities are currently somewhat limited due Covid protocols.
Is there a uniform or dress code?
A strict uniform policy is required of students at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy. Uniforms must be purchased through our distributor, Schoolbelles, and meet our very specific guidelines. Uniform buying guides are distributed each spring.
How many children attend Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy? How many students are in the average classroom?
There are approximately 225 children enrolled at Beech Tree House Center for Child Development, Inc., which includes Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy. Kindergarten and elementary school students represent over a third of total enrollment.
The average class size at Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy is fourteen students. The average student teacher ratio is 10 children to one teacher.
Does Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy have a homework policy?
Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy does support some extended study, skill building, and family activity during the weekday late afternoons and evenings. Parents can expect about 10 minutes each evening for each grade level (i.e., ten minutes for kindergarten and first graders, 20 minutes for second graders, 30 minutes for third graders, 40 minutes for fourth graders, 50 minutes for fifth graders, and 60 minutes for sixth graders). An in-school homework period is provided during the school day so that children can receive additional individual guidance from the classroom teacher when needed.
Does Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy offer support for students with special needs?
While we are not licensed as a “developmental/special needs school,” we serve many children with differing needs, abilities, and delays. Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy students who qualify for a service plan receive tax-supported services through the local township (regardless of home address) onsite, during the school day.
Enrollment will be accepted when the parents and school personnel believe Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy can appropriately challenge and accommodate the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of the applicant student.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
- Physical education
- Non-denominational Christian religious education
What are Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy’s safety policies?
Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy has an electronic monitoring system and an extensive emergency preparedness plan that includes health, safety, and security considerations. Fire and other emergency drills routinely take place. Safety policies can be shared in more detail during private tours with prospective families.
What extra safety measures is Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Many extra protocols are currently in place to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Those include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Permitting only masked staff members, therapists, emergency maintenance, and enrolled children (masked or not) in our classrooms;
- Recording the temperature of all staff members upon arrival at the school;
- Requiring families to complete a health screen and document results in our communication app each morning;
- Teaching, modeling, and demanding proper handwashing technique and respiratory etiquette;
- Sanitizing frequently touched surfaces many times each day;
- Monitoring for unexplained fever (100° F threshold) and other Covid symptoms and excluding when symptoms present (including quarantining away from the school if Covid-positive and/or a close contact with a Covid-positive person if not fully vaccinated);
- Avoiding common indoor areas and equipment as much as is practical;
- Limiting group size as much as is practical and keeping children in strict cohorts; and
- Reporting any relevant confirmed case of COVID-19 within our center/school family to health officials and parents/guardians of children enrolled at BTHCCD/CWPSA (keeping the patient’s name confidential)
Who should parents contact for more information about Curtis Wilson Primary School and Academy?
Marketing and Enrollment Director