The school has only 25 students and two teachers are assigned to each class. N3 is the biggest class with 12 pupils while the combined K4 and K5 class is the smallest with just six.

The small size allows teachers to determine the mode of learning, visual or audio, best suited to a child.

Teacher Jun Evangeline Miguel sang the alphabet song with her N3 pupils while showing illustrations of animals. Some pupils formed letter with their hands while others swayed to the rhythm.

Shennette Hizon said her daughter Sabine, 2, enjoyed going to school. When they passed by the school on Sundays, Sabine would say, "That's my school. Can I go to school now?"

LICS follows the A Beka Book (ABB) approach to Christian education, a Bible-based curriculum.

Robles said ABB also provided a daily lesson plan for teachers, "We just need to present the lessons in a creative way," she said.

Steven said the school used ABB materials such as textbooks, storybooks and music CDs shiped from the United States.

He was introduced to ABB by a friend from Dallas, Texas, when he went to a seminary there. He said his friend's kids, who were home-schooled, were very knowledgeable and God-fearing.

The need for a Christian school here that would nourish students academically and spiritually motivated the Yus to establish LICS.

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