Elementary School

Elementary school is where a love of learning is established for a child. At FRCS, small class sizes and a nurturing environment help create the ideal learning environment. Parents are welcome partners in making the first years of school an exciting exploration. Teachers are caring, Christian professionals that guide young minds as they discover God’s world around them.


The Christian faith is integrated with every subject of the curriculum at Franklin Road Christian School. Teachers use resources from various publishers, including many children’s books, to help students learn about topics throughout the curriculum.


  •     Bible
  •     Science
  •     Math
  •     History/Social Studies
  •     Reading
  •     Writing
  •     Spelling
  •     Phonics
  •     Handwriting
  •     Spanish

We use the following publishers and programs in one or more grades.

• Purposeful Design
English Language Arts:
• Pearson/Scott Foresman
• Fast Learning
• A Reason for Writing
• Handwriting without Tears
• 6+1 Traits of Good Writing
• Sadlier Oxford
• Silver Burdett
Social Studies:
• Abeka
• Typing without Tears


Special classes that meet once or twice a week, depending on the grade level, include visual art , vocal music, fifth grade band, physical education, Spanish Language, library, and technology lab.


The teachers make communication with parents a priority. Notes in students’ daily planners help keep parents informed. Folders with class work and newsletters are sent home on Mondays. Renweb, a personalized parent and student on-line communication tool, and parent-teacher conferences help keep the home-school connection strong.

Spiritual Emphasis

Lower and upper elementary students meet for their own chapel service every week. Speakers include teachers, parents, and pastors. Mid-year, a Spiritual Emphasis conference helps students and teachers to encounter God in a special way.


Community service outreaches help students minister to others and find the rewards of service for themselves and those they serve. Students participate in Operation Christmas Child along with ministering at the Grace Center of Hope in Pontiac. The children also enjoy collecting pillows and blankets for the Brightmoor Prayer House Mission as another outreach of FRCS.

Field Trips

All classes take field trips each year to learn from the community. The orchard, farm, schoolhouse at Greenfield Village, and fifth grade science camp are just some of the places our students go to learn.

Summer Reading Program

All students and parents are asked to read regularly over the summer in order to build critical language arts skills. Required titles help students stay engaged in reading during the summer.


  • ACSI Spelling Bee
  • Literature Week
  • Math Pentathlon
  • Spirit Days
  • Grandparents Day
  • Field Day
  • Kindergarten Graduation
  • Christmas Concert
  • Spring Concert

Fine Arts

The arts are important at Franklin Road Christian School. Our excellent fine arts teachers guide young students as they explore creative expression in many different art forms and musical performances.

The elementary art student’s creativity and imagination is nurtured on an individual basis. They will explore a variety of media and are encouraged to release their God-given talent and ability in original works of Art

Music is a priority at Franklin Road Christian School. Each grade has vocal music twice per week. Instrumental instruction starts in fourth grade with the Recorder and then in Fifth Grade our students begin elementary band. Our band program continues into our MS/HS. The music department performs two major concerts each school year, one at Christmas, and one in the Spring.


FRCS has intentionally selected to teach only Spanish to our students. It is our goal that by the time they graduate from HS they will be able to communicate effectively in the Spanish language. As a result of this goal, we introduce Spanish in the Kindergarten program and continue teaching it through the elementary grades.


Franklin Road Christian School

40800 West 13 Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377

Tel: (248) 668-7100

A Ministry of Brightmoor Christian Church


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Franklin Road Christian School in Novi, Michigan is a preK-12, coeducational, college preparatory day school with a non-denominational Christian philosophy. FRCS is affiliated with Brightmoor Christian Church, and was founded in 1986.
40800 West 13 Mile Road
United States

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