Grade School

  • Kindergarten

    Creating a curious mind

    Grade 1 to 8

    Pilgrim’s grade structure is truly unique.
  • Grades 1st through 8th

    In addition to early childhood, Pilgrim encompasses kindergarten through 8th grade. Early childhood through 3rd grade classrooms are on the first floor, and 4th through 8th grades are on the 2nd floor.

    Unique Grade Structure

    Did you know that Pilgrim has a unique grade structure that supports the students need to function at different grade levels? This may be one of the reasons why the average Pilgrim 8th grade achievement test score is consistently nearly three grade levels ahead of national norms.

    Families choose Pilgrim because it is an outstanding school, with a curriculum that is based on the best of current educational practices.

    Pilgrim is a caring, nurturing and safe environment for our two kids. We’ve been parents of Pilgrim students for 9 years now, starting in early childhood program up through junior high. The classes are small, the teachers are dedicated, experienced and they genuinely care for our children. The older children become leaders and chapel partners for the younger ones. From the play-based learning approach in early childhood to the upper grades academic challenges, the school educates the whole child and I feel strongly that our children will be well prepared for high school when the time comes.

    — -Tricia K.
    • Suzanne Stewart
      Art Teacher
    • Karen Huelskoetter
      Music teacher- lower grades
    • Andrew Yearick
      Spanish and Upper Grade Science
    • Paula Raabe
      Upper Grade Math/Science
    • Angela Cardo
      5th/6th Grade Teacher
    • Kathryn Gates
      2nd/3rd Grade Teacher
    • Shannon Andreen
      7th and 8th Grade Teacher
    • Michael Auz
      Band teacher
    • Kristen Stone
      1st/2nd Grade Teacher
    • Kathy Tighe
      4th/5th Grade Homeroom Teacher
    • Beata Halter
      Kindergarten Teacher
    • Cheryl Kato

    We just moved our son this year to Pilgrim, and we couldn’t be happier. The teachers have a love of teaching that shows through. They get excited about what they are teaching and in turn, gets my son excited. My son used to say he hated school, something that was so hard to hear, but I NEVER hear this anymore. He loves it there.

    I also see a happiness in him that is hard to describe. I see him smiling, laughing and being himself. I think it comes from feeling safe to be himself and not fear being teased. The teachers do not tolerate meanness, and work to develop the children’s character. Its a school filled with really nice kids that are confident in themselves, that in turn allow others to grow in confidence in themselves. I’m extremely impressed and very pleased with the school.

    — -Jennifer G.